Are you good at arts or crafts? Or are you at least trying?

@SKLC_PT (1234)
February 25, 2007 9:45pm CST
A painting, a necklace, a chair or even a jewelry box... Do you think you're good at anything to do with arts and crafts? I must admit I'm trying but I just don't seem to like my stuff too much. I am in the process of trying jewelry as my friend makes it and told me to try, but I'm not sure I like my creations. What about you?
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@littlemoo (317)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
I've been told by a lot of people I'm very good with making jewelry and charms. They do seem to sell, so I must be doing OK! An example of what I'm into right now is my avatar. This is one of my favourite pieces so far! (Of course, I do suck at drawing, so I think I will have to stick with 3D!) It is always worth a try! You'll soon find something you're not only keen about, but also good at! Then you just need to develop that talent!
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@SKLC_PT (1234)
26 Feb 07
That heart pendant looks great. I wish I could do that. Have you thought of doing "how to" books and selling them? Well from the pendant it looks like great work so keep it up.
• Australia
26 Feb 07
Thanks! I don't know how I'd go with the "how to" books. I'm only just beginning, really! I'm far from being at a leve where I can advise others on how to do the same, as I sometimes have difficutly figuring out exactly how I manage to do it myself! lol. I shall have to work on it, and consider your suggestion!
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
littlemo you are very talented. That piece of jewelry is beautiful!!! Great work.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Arts and crafts are not my cup of tea. Whether its because I have clumsy fingers or my creativity does not lean towards that direction, I seem to have no talent creating objects using my hands. I do admire individuals who can produce wonderful masterpieces out of everyday materials. The only exercise that I can produce a decent result is crossstitching. Its a hobby I picked up when I was younger, but later gave up due to my deteriorating eyesight. I guess, when it comes to the world of arts and crafts, I will just remain an admirer instead of a practitioner, and that is all right with me.
@lump_z (116)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I love all sorts of crafts and will try anything. I do scrapbooking, painting ceramics, and even tried decoupage. So not only do i love them i am willing to learn anything new...lol.
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@Bee1955 (3884)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Jewelry - jewelry
Here's a site to help beginner jewelry makers... www.jewelrymaking.about.com
@SKLC_PT (1234)
26 Feb 07
Thanks but that's not what I was asking for however I gave you a plus as it might be useful!
@Rabi0322 (188)
• Pakistan
1 Apr 07
yes im good with arts and crafts i think we should try and try for whatever we are doing nothing is difficult many people love to make crafts but they dont try it becuz they dont believe in theirsleves i make so many crafts when im free i make wall panels and glass painting on glasses and dishes and decorate things and most fun i do when i work on things that are useless and make them easy to use by decorating them again if only we have good ideas in mind we can make so many home made easy crafts
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
I enjoy doing arts and crafts, it's relaxing for me. Didn't try jewelry much, other than the little things we do with the kids at school. But as with everything it is the practice that can improve work.
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@craftwave (1338)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Miniture Vase made from poymer clay - This vase was made by covering a burned out light bulb. It was my first time doing a silhouette overlay. I'm sure with pratice that I will get better at it.
I love doing arts and crafts and have taught myself to do many different types. Some of my favorites is polymer clay, sewing, quilting, cross stitch, knitting with knitting looms, calligraphy, painting and so many more. The thing is to not to be afraid to experment. Some crafts I have tried I don't like but others I love. Give yourself time to learn how to do a craft properly. Some of my firt time projects I didn't like how they looked either but with practice they became much better.
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@hezoid (2147)
26 Feb 07
I would say i have a talent for arts & crafts. I was always good at art at school and went on to do both art and photography A Levels, though i never thought i'd be able to make a career of it. I make my own jewellery, which i've been fairly successful at (i've sold a fair bit), and i make my own cards that i give to family and friens (i don't sell those). There are some examples in the card and jewellery making sections of my work, as i put some photos up (the ones i put up say they are amde by me!).
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26 Feb 07
I believe so. I'm not going to be arrogant and say I am. although when I've made things those I give them to say I have a talent. I've made jewellery boxes as well, I've sold a fair few too when I used to do wood work. I love designing things like them too. Kudos, ~Joey
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