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News: Obsessively Crafted Sculptures Made of Salt

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto's medium of choice is none other than your simple household table salt, fragile and completely ephemeral. Yamamoto creates beautiful installations with the medium, salt being a strong symbol in Japanese death culture (as well as several other cultures around the world:  Hinduism, Catholicism, Egyptian and Aztec mythology).

News: Obsessively Crafted Fallout 3 Weapon Replicas

Ryan Palser is an artist. His Fallout 3 weapons (the AER-9 laser rifle and the A3-21 plasma rifle) are so finely crafted, you've gotta ask yourself: how is it that somebody spends that much time and skill on a make-believe weapon, a prop? Palser must be one of the biggest Fallout 3 fans ever. Fantastic work.

News: Yummy, Revolting Entrails Crafted with Marzipan

Somehow delicious desserts in gnarly packaging always warrant a head turn. It's a delightful anomaly: apply extreme culinary mastery to create something that tastes great, but looks like a heap of horror. As we're approaching Valentine's day, here's another example of stomach-churning dessert to share with your sweetie (if your sweetie is the Zombie loving type). Expertly crafted by Helga Petrau-Heinzel, a collection of hyperrealistic human entrails made with marzipan (ew. ew. ew.):

News: Meticulously Crafted Tron Optical Illusion

You don't have to go the boring route with Christmas lights this year. Try hacking them, or better yet see if you can replicate this Tron-themed optical illusion made by WonderHowTo favorite Brusspup. Good luck... looks like it took some serious time and patience to get it right. More from Brusspup:

How To: Color a sugarcrafted lily petal

In this tutorial, we learn how to color a sugar crafted lily petal. Insert your paste onto a green wire, then cover the paste with clear edible glue. Then, place the piece into yellow sugar sprinkles. After this, create your petals out of gum paste and push down on the edges to create a petal shape and feeling. Next, apply the glue onto the center of the flower and add this onto the piece that you just made, wrapping it around. After this, wait for it to dry and you will have a beautiful lily...

How To: Make a handcrafted snowman ornament

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make your own hand-crafted snowman. You will need two Styrofoam balls, tooth picks, a white sock, plaid fabric, orange pipe cleaner, black fabric paint, pins, hot glue or tacky glue, twigs, buttons, red baby socks, and any other decorations you want. Place a tooth pick to connect the two balls. Insert the balls into the sock and cut the excess. Next, pin the sock to the balls. Cut the scarf from the plaid fabric and wrap around the snowman. Now, cut...

How To: Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to this guide: Materials, Making the Rings, Weaving the Rings, and Making the shirt.

How To: Craft a cute Christmas elf girl from polymer clay

Christmas means decorating trees with store-purchased ornaments and tinsel, decorating stairwells with store-purchased garlands, and decorating the exterior of your house with store-purchased lights. These days everything you need can be puchased pre-made somewhere, and while that saves us time, what happened to the good ol' days when we crafted ornaments out of popsicle sticks and strung cranberries on a string?

How To: Do a sexy yet creepy clown/doll look for Halloween

Want to scare the living daylights out of all your friends and family this Halloween? Then dress up like a clown or a doll. Either one will do. Watch this makeup tutorial to learn how to get a "sexy" doll/clown look that's reminiscent of those creepy dool eyes crafted so exquisitely they make the doll almost look...alive (cue spooky music).

How To: Fold a beautiful origami cicada

Ana Maria, an art student and origami expert, delicately explains and exhibits how to fold an origami cicada. The only material required is a perfectly square piece of paper, which is also known as origami paper. There are only seven easy steps or folds to create the paper-crafted bug; all of which are shown in plain detail by the artist. Every fold has another fold or edge to use as a guideline, so this simple creation should result in being very neatly accomplished.

How To: Use a condom to prevent STDs

According to a study released 6/24/08 by PLoS Medicine, watching a video in an STD clinic waiting room can reduce the risk for a new STD by almost 10%. In a large multi-center intervention trial, Dr. Lee Warner from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention and a team of researchers at different institutions in the U.S. studied the effect of a carefully crafted, 23-minute waiting room video on the risk for new STDs among 40,000 patients in 3 STD clinics in the country. This is brought to...

How To: Decorate a bangle bracelet

Two ladies are discussing how to prepare to decoupage a wooden bangle bracelet. They are using a broad wooden bangle crafted from birch wood that can be purchased at a local craft store and printed tissue paper, for example, one in an animal print. This is part one of a three part series.

How To: Prepare classic Chicago style hot dogs

Tune into this hot dog how-to video and watch host Scott Herbert get frank about his passion for Chicago-style hot dogs. Also, learn the secret to a frosty root beer float that's especially sweet when made with Whole Foods Market's 365 Everyday Value root beer crafted with cane sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.

How To: Tie a rising sun knot

In this beautifully crafted video by Tiat presents the keyhole weave method of tying the rising sun. Grab about a yard of smooth decorative twine and you are ready to follow along. You will end up tying both the double coin and the ring of coin knots to make create the rising sun. But, fear not, the demonstration is clear and simple to follow.

How To: Crochet a cow finger puppet

Crochet a little special something for the little ones in your life! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to crochet an adorable cow finger puppet. These small items would be perfect as party gifts, gift wrap toppers, or stocking stuffers! Warm the hearts (and fingers) of those you love with a special hand crafted finger puppet.

How To: Make a paper rose hair accessory

Adorn any headband, broach, pair of earrings, or pendant with these adorable handmade paper flowers! Learn how to make these precious accessories step by step using this two-part video tutorial as a guide. Step out in style & unique to your friends by dressing up regular store-bought accessories with your own hand crafted creations!

How To: Build a guitar, from start to finish

Have you ever been curious about how a guitar goes from a couple slabs of wood, to a beautiful hand crafted instrument? In this two-part video series, learn how these precious instruments are made from start to finish. In two parts, witness the adding of kerfing, inlaying the tail wedge, the installation of the binding, and construction of the back, the soundboard, the fretboard, and the bridge.

How To: Make encased stringers on glass beads

Here is a quick video on how to make encased stringers for glass beads. This is a great way to add fancy stringer decoration to your glass beads. These lampworking instructions demonstrate how to add thin ropes of color and pattern embedded in the molten glass bead. Use this technique to make finely crafted glass jewelry such as beads for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

How To: Alter a pre-existing quilt

Try a quilting experiment to make a radical change to your hand crafted quilt. In this video, the original quilt was much larger, and has been cut down to groups of 9 blocks. See how a different swath of fabric is sewn right through the center of the quilt.

How To: Make a card organizer

Watch this video tutorial on how to make a card organizer. You will need one large pice of cardstock to make this paper box. Use double stick tape to hold the joints together. When finished, you will enjoy having this homemade box to keep your hand crafted greeting cards.

How To: Make a sweet puffy glazed fig tree dessert

These Mediterranean fig tree desserts are what Fig Newtons wish they could be. Crafted out of puff pastries wrapped around figs and then stuffed with mascarpone cheese, these babies are a wonderfully delicious way to end your meal. Also, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon add a sweet flavor as well as antioxidants to the dessert dish.

How To: Make a scallop hugs box with Stampin' Up!

Expand your crafting horizons and learn how to make this cute little box creation! In this video, learn from Angie Kennedy of My Chic n Scratch (and who is also a certified Stampin' Up! demonstrator] how to make a scallop hugs box,. This mini hugs box is perfect to give to someone you'd like to hug! Make an impression with this adorable hand crafted gift idea!

How To: Make a Peruvian inka necklace

In this video a Peruvian Inka necklace is begun by selecting and washing precious stones. The stones begin as varied sizes and irregular shapes. These stones are then coarsely ground down to the desired size and shape. Finer grinders are used to get the exact shape and make the stones smooth. The polishing of the stones comes next. After much polishing these stones are ready to be placed in handcrafted Peruvian Inka necklaces. Each of these tedious steps are shown in abbreviated video clips o...

How To: Make a paper bag album for Artist Trading Cards (ATC)

If you have ever thought about making a paper-bag album for artist trading cards, this is the video for you. Ozsomenurse captures this in a simple video saving you money. The required materials are easy to acquire. They are all available at your local craft store. This video provides very descriptive and easy to follow instructions. The finished product is a cute, hand-crafted album for your artist trading cards.

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