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News + Weekly Gallery Highlight

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:23 PM by Cayca:iconcayca:
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:bulletblue: There is a project going on to make beanie hats for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary. They need plain green/white beanies and are trying to collect 600 of them. The deadline for this project is January 31, 2013. If you can help out by making a hat and sending it off, that would be so wonderful. There is also a :facebook: group that is collecting 6 inch squares to put together memory blankets for the victims families. You can read more about both projects on the Snappy Tots Blog snappytots.blogspot.com/2012/1… .

:bulletblue: Talty posted Artisan Crafts newsletter for November/December talty.deviantart.com/journal/A…

:bulletblue: Zorias wants to have a giveaway in which you could win one of her wire wrapped pendants, but she needs your input on what shape of wire she should use for it. You can help her decide by voting here zorias.deviantart.com/journal/…

:bulletblue: Holiday-Crafts is having their first contest- holiday-crafts.deviantart.com/…

:bulletblue: Craftcove is having a holiday sale in her shops. Everything is 25% off craftcove.deviantart.com/journ…

:bulletblue: :icongive-llamageta-llama: Give-LlamaGetA-Llama is hosting an artisan crafts related contest. You'll have to make a llama plushie, size and design are up to you! You can win a bunch of points, so head on over there for details: give-llamageta-llama.deviantar…

:bulletblue: Culinary Art is the focus of an article by dA-admin techgnotic: techgnotic.deviantart.com/jour…

:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts Month started over at ArtHistoryProject. The articles so far:
Art History Project- Welcome to Artisan Crafts! by Talty
Meet the Artisan Crafts Gallery by Talty
Art History - Textiles Features by PirateLotus-Stock
An easy wire-wrapping tutorial by STelari
Jewellery in [Western] culture by Beltaneh
Art History - Basketry and Weaving Features by PirateLotus-Stock
Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews - Interviewing *cakecrumbs by maytel
Papercuttings by kingmancheng
Art Clay Jewerly by STelari
Food As Art by cakecrumbs
Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews  - Interviewing *FoldedWilderness by maytel
How to make a viking dress by STelari
Japanese Temari by Revenia
Origami - Art of Paper Folding by 3wyl
Art History - Leatherwork Features by PirateLotus-Stock
Stained glass windows by Beltaneh
Naalbinding by STelari
Artisan Crafts - Friday Interviews - Interviewing *MandarinMoon by maytel
A Look at Embroidery by cakecrumbs

:bulletblue: Movember's Craft a Moustache Contest is over. Check out the moustachy entries here: talty.deviantart.com/journal/C…
And the winners are: talty.deviantart.com/journal/C…

:bulletblue: digikijo featured groups dedicated to crafted recycling art: digikijo.deviantart.com/journa…
And her recycling challenge is still going on digikijo.deviantart.com/journa…

:bulletblue: Nassae and Talty featured polymer clay art that is "so cute, it rots your teeth":
Semi-Sweeties - So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #11

:bulletblue: Talty published 16th instalment of her Artisan Crafts features talty.deviantart.com/journal/A… and End of the World feature talty.deviantart.com/journal/E…

:bulletblue: ChaosFay is having a multi-themed contest open to all media. Contest ends February 1st 2013. chaosfay.deviantart.com/journa…

:bulletblue: mihijime is having a custom plushie giveaway that ends December 25th mihijime.deviantart.com/journa…

:bulletblue: ChaosFay is having a 50% clearance sale on all jewelry at Nay-Nay Macrame naynaymacrame.etsy.com . Use the coupon code SHINYCLEARANCE to receive the discount. This does not apply to custom made/commissioned pieces. The coupon code is valid now through January 1st, 2013.

:bulletblue: busbyart is having a free raffle with 20 prizes. It ends January 14th 2013. busbyart.deviantart.com/art/FR…

Weekly Gallery Highlight


We decided to highlight some of the best submissions to the group gallery every week. I'll go with 25 featured submissions per week. This selection is purely subjective and represents my favorite submissions to our galleries. If you disagree with my selection, please feel free to go to our galleries and :+fav: any deviation you enjoy, artists also appreciate comments on their works! Spread the love! :dalove:

Make a 3D Looking Layered Magnet by BeeZee-Art The North Pole by MusesTouch Hama Companion Cube Box - PLUS Mini Cube by Retr8bit Totoro Box by ChibiPyro Octopus Tentacle Bathroom Towel Hooks by ou8nrtist2 Bronze Skull by MrSoles Flat Leather Macrame Bracelet by Avanger fairy paper-cut by kagirinai-yume Winter fairy- Arwen by YoyoTheMadScientist Hyena by soheyl CTV Building Cake by ginas-cakes Dusty Rose ShortSkirt Bead Dress by pinkythepink Artemis by Khrests Mushroom and Snail fimo clay by LadyAlerie Sora - Opera by adelhaid Dressing Gown by Viscountess-Vesper Custom-made cute pink hip bag by BlueDove415 Ziggy played guitar by missdolkapots White and Gold Asian Dragon by LovelyTwistofNature Macrame Bracelet 11 Spring Time by borysbrytva butterflies by mel--mel Necklace: Marie Antoinette by annafjellborg Babylon II- wire wrapped necklace by mea00 Sterling silver Ring with Garnet by taniri

Again, this was a selection of my favorite submissions and does not represent a qualitative or artistic evaluation!

If you would like to help the group by writing features such as this or anything else, please get in touch with me via note to the group and let me know what you would like to contribute and how often (for example a weekly feature of 20 deviations from the group galleries or a monthly article written about something craft related). We are always looking for fresh blood. :D

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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know this is old by a few months but I just spotted it, thank you very much for the feature! :hug:
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great items.....thankyou for including my cake...and :holly:Merry Christmas:holly:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for including my poll in our group's news!!

:butterfly: Krista
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LadyAlerie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww!! Thanks for adding my work!! I'm so happy :D
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borysbrytva Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for adding my piece :-)
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mel--mel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks a bunch for highlighting my butterflies!!
merry christmas everybody!!
=D
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