Friday, June 18, 2010

eva's first class!

Eva Ehmeier has just posted her first class on CraftEdu! It's her beautiful shadow pattern technique on polymer clay. Shadow Pattern Necklace.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

silk pouch with cindy chavez

Cindy Chavez has posted a fantastic new class, Silk Pouch Purse! Silk, pearls and beads make the perfect summer accessory - it's gorgeous.

Monday, June 14, 2010

learning to paint at craftedu

So I said "you've been holding out on me!" And, she (Jeanne Harlan-Marriott) had. I happened to be cruising through the images posted on our community pages (you put images up on your personal page and it queues up in the slide show in the main page). I thought, "wow, Harlan's a photographer, too, cool!" I decided to examine the photographs more closely and, guess what, they're oil paintings! Yup, oil paintings - which led to "you've been holding out on me!"

So now, Harlan's working on her classes and someday, I may paint. I'll learn Trompe L'oeile and acrylics from Lauren (the incredible box from her Poker Box Class is pictured above - if there's any confusion about this, she teaches how to paint those cards and chips on that box, they're not glued on!) and I'll learn oils and nature themes from Harlan. I'm pretty excited about the whole thing. Excited? I guess it'd be more accurate to say I feel like my hair's on fire!

Friday, June 11, 2010

new classes from teresa sullivan and inger lutje maaike

Learn to needle felt and flat felt as you make this whimsical rock weighted mushroom. Inger's work is fanciful and fun!

Mushroom Class

Join Teresa Sullivan as she teaches you her lacy, but sturdy, single hexagon weave. She says it has a Goth flair and I think she's right but it's also elegant and versatile.

Single Hexagon Weave Necklace

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

necklace for toshiko

Jeanne "Harlan" Marriott has posted her necklace designed for her friend, artist Toshiko Takaezu. In this class, you'll learn how to make felted 2 toned beads and the cord from which they hang. This is a beginner foundation class and once you know how you create these wonderful beads, you'll soon be embellishing and personalizing your own.

Toshiko Necklace

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

how to use the jeweler's saw

For those of you interested in classic metal smithing techniques, Robin Cruz McGee is ready to lead you through processes and tools!

Basic Jeweler's Saw, Part 2

In this class, Robin Crux McGee teaches strategies for cutting metal with the jeweler's saw. Straight aways, curves, corners - you'll be cutting metal like a pro.

To learn about the Jeweler's Saw itself, how to change blades and tips for how not to break them, see Robin's class Basic Jeweler's Saw, Part 1.

Friday, June 4, 2010

stamp carving!

Altered art and stamping artist, Anke Humpert has just posted a fun class - Carving Your Own Stamps. This is something that has always looked like fun to me! If you'd like to learn how to create your own designs in stamps, this is the class for you.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

a beehive cat

How cute is this chub? Harlan calls him a Pratten - I think it's a fat cat. In any case, you'll have a chance to make him in Harlan's latest needle felting class the Beginner's Needle Felting Beehive Cat. You'll learn everything from density and surface patterning to make this little fellow.