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How To : Make fine silver ball earring wires

Make fine silver ball earring wires Materials: fine silver, torch, fire protective surface, eye goggles, pumice block, third hand, wire cutters, round nose pliers, rubber or metal block, ruler, wire gauge, hammer, rawhide hammer, bowl of water. Cut 1 3/4" 18 gauge fine silver ...more

How To : Make your own sterling silver headpins

In this video, we learn how to make your own sterling silver headpins. You will first need a torch (one from your kitchen will work fine), a heat protected surface, bowl of cold water, and fine silver. Next, cut out two inch pieces (or longer if that suits you best). Put on sa ...more

News : The 130 MPH Dining Room Table

Just the other day, we featured Perry Watkins' "Wind Up" mini car, plus his extreme lowrider, the "Flatmobile". Both impressive. But somehow I missed Watkins' most delightfully absurd vehicle. "FastFood" is a 130 mph Queen Anne dining room table, complete with the fine silver ...more

How To : Use a tumbler to polish metal

Magazine associate editor, Jill Erickson, demonstrates how to use a rotary tumbler with stainless steel shot to both polish and harden metal. Jill explains the benefit of stainless steel shot, which is resistant to rusting unlike standard steel. Using shot of various shapes an ...more

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 thi ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Make a custom Lego Jango Fett minifigure

Jango Fett and his father Boba from Star Wars are arguably the two most famous bounty hunters in all of modern Western art. This video will teach your how to make a custom Lego minifigure of Jango, using only simple hobby tools and patience. This is one of the more difficult L ...more

How To : Solder stainless steel

This video tutorial is in the Electronics category which will show you how to solder stainless steel. For this you will need silver bearing solder. Harris #8 StaBrite is good, but it is expensive. Plumber solder works fine, but make sure it has silver in it. Use Harris Stay Cl ...more

How To : Make your own silver wire wrap earrings

In order to make your own silver wire wrap earrings, you will need the following: sterling 20-gauge wire, chain nose or small round nose pliers, fine sterling wire, and multicolored crystal beads. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire. Use the pliers to make a loop on one end. Make a h ...more

How To : Do Batman face paint

In this video, we learn how to do Batman face paint. First, you will need to apply a metallic silver paint to make a mask Batman design around the eyes. Next, use a fine tip brush to paint black for the outline around the Batman design. You may need to have the logo printed ou ...more

How To : Mix a Hurricane Cocktail

How to Mix a Hurricane 1 oz of dark rum Caption Morgan is the most popular brand of rum to use. But if you like a kick to your drink, use Bacardi 151. Warnings Be concise when using 151. Remember it has a higher alcohol content. Three or four drinks mixed with 151 may cree ...more

How To : Make a hat out of felt

This video tutorial is in the Fine Art category where you will learn how to make a hat out of felt. You will need glue, silver wrap, a plastic bowl, pins, felt and a mold of the head. Take a red felt and cut out a big square piece, a small triangular piece and four curved shap ...more

How To : Make Incredible Coffee At Home With A French Press

Tired of conventional tar coffee in the morning? Why not switch over to a traditional French press for tasty, fresh morning coffee? The most important parts of this method is to ensure the coffee is ground coarse and not fine. Also, you'll notice I heat the water to around 20 ...more

How To : Paint Your Nails with Loose Glitter

Sparkling glitter nail polish is always a popular favorite but buying different bottles to get different colors is a waste of money. You can paint your nails with pure loose glitter in just a few easy steps. Things You Will Need Bottle of clear nail polish Tube of loose glit ...more

News : The Value and Worth of Daily Positive Affirmations

I've been dealing with emotional difficulty for many years. It started when I had surgery for the epilepsy I was dealing, and quite literally, dying with. Since the surgery on March 28, 1990 I have had no seizures, but I have had plenty of emotional difficulty. Along with that ...more

How To : Attach a lobster claw clasp for jewelry

This lobster claw isn't the same one you'd be cracking during dinner. This lobster claw is a clasp for jewelry making. Great for necklaces or bracelets. If you've perfected the meticulous and dexterous art of jewelry making, than this should be simple. This demonstration video ...more

How To : Do Smokey Eye Makeup

There is nothing more stunning than accentuating eyes with smokey makeup for a special occasion. Here's a tutorial for you on how to get smokey eyes for a stylish evening or a sophisticated day look in less time. Great for beginners. Video: . Step 1: Apply Base Coat Firstly, ...more

How To : Clean Tarnished Metal Using This Common Condiment

Most of you probably spread ketchup all over hamburgers and fries. Some of you may even drink it straight. But did you know that tame (and slightly addictive) condiment in your fridge is also a powerful cleaning agent? Melissa Ibbitson, 19, consumes 3 bottles of ketchup every ...more

News : The Silver Egg Illusion

This requires a dry hen's egg at room temperature. Hold an egg near a candle flame to cover it with soot. It will need to be completely covered. This is tricky, because if the egg is a tiny bit damp the soot will easily flake off on to your fingers as you turn the egg. Once th ...more

News : Post-TIFF Micro-Blurbs

Every year the fine folks at Row Three do a post-TIFF mega-wrap up, collecting the micro-blurbs of a bunch of attendees into a giant meta-analysis of what everyone liked, loved, hated, etc. etc.. We'll link to that post when it goes up on the weekend, but in the mean time, her ...more

How To : Survive and Thrive in the Victorian Era

I don't know how many of you had this experience in your youth, but when I was a kid, I used to actively think about what would happen if I suddenly woke up in a fantasy land, or were to pass through a portal into another space and time. I knew it wouldn't really happen, but w ...more

News : A Free Steampunk Horror Short Story

Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more

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