I was inspired by a thread yesterday about knitting, to start a craft or making thread to see what people on here like to craft or make. I like to bead/make jewellery, the type I make is sewn out of seed beads, into a variety of patterns. Included are some photos of my latest piece, a necklace which took 12 hours! Please feel free to share your craft/hobby and a picture of your latest/favourite make if you wish.
I have been through many crafts during my life. I'm not doing any at the moment which is probably a pity. I do do some cake decorating though. In the past I have done things like card making, cross stitch, modelling kits and my personal favourite, glass painting. Not really craft but at the moment I quite like editing photos.
Cake decorating sounds fun. What sort of cakes do you decorate? I got a whole series of sweet making magazines the other year, still need to find time to make some more of them. I did make some of the Irish cream truffles a few Christmasses ago to give as presents, they were super yummy!!
I was really into glass painting several years ago. I should get back into it really as I have all the gear: glass paints, outline stickers and stuff. Do you paint glasses/bottles of anything else?
Photo editing is something that I am having to get into right now! Still having issues uploading pictures onto this website. Now I’m on a mission though!! Just downloading the iCloud for windows app onto my laptop so I can get the photos onto there and hopefully make them NAS forum worthy using the tips I got the other week on here. What sort of photos are you editing?
Usually birthday cakes. I don't do it very often because as much as I enjoy it, it's very stressful when it doesn't go to plan. Sweet making is something I've always wanted to try but never had a go at.
It's a while since I've done any glass painting. I should get back into it really. It was mainly jars and glasses I painted. I also had some templates to go over on a plain piece of glass. I did a mini workshop once at a glass shop where they helped me actually make a picture out of glass. That was amazing. I'm a bit fascinated by anything glass.
I'm only very amateur at photo editing but I'd like to learn more. I generally just edit photos I've taken, usually of landscapes or animals. Occasionally of people.
You’ve just reminded me of the stained glass course that I did years ago. I should probably get back into that too at some point as I have loads of stained glass; solder, soldering iron; lead; etc. Beading seems to have been the only hobby that has stood the test of time for me. What picture did you make out of glass?
Good luck with learning more about photo editing. I’m less than amateur at photo editing so I’m hoping that sheer determination alone is going to get these photos sorted this evening! We shall see...
It was a dog sitting in a field. It was so clever. You put coloured foil between sheets of glass to make the picture part - the dog. And then use layers of coloured glass to do the rest. Then it went in a hot kiln (is it a kiln for glass?). It comes out as a flat piece of glass with your image within it.
Oh wow that sounds fantastic! The way I was taught, was using lead. You cut pieces of glass in different colours to make a picture. Then cut pieces of lead to fit between the pieces of glass. Then use solder and a soldering iron to fix the pieces of lead together thus fixing the pieces of glass in place. You can make quite big pieces using that method.
photo editing is not going to plan, I keep getting ‘your photo and video library is being prepared’ on my screen
Oh wait, it’s finally ready to download my photos from my iCloud. We have progress!
Success!!!! I sorted the photos :-)
That sounds like how I would imagine traditional stained glass was done. The method I was shown is more for decorative pieces I think. It was extremely effective. I just think glass is fascinating. Something so easily broken, yet so adaptable. And it just looks amazing. I love glass that has been twisted into interesting shapes too. How I want to go to a glass shop right now.
There's some amazing little glass/stained glass shops around, usually hidden up in little arts and crafts places. I got a lovely little decorative stained glass bowl from the glass shop at Wroxham barns the other year. Such a great little place, lots of lovely little craft shops and a small farm too, I have to visit wroxham barns every time we go to Norfolk
I've never been to Norfolk. I went to a lovely glass shop down south once. I cannot remember where it was though.
I’ll let you know if I find any more good glass shops