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Ask the Crafts Dept. : Dyeing Pearls

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Hand Dyed Glass Pearls Amy asks: This is a question about a project Martha did on air over a year ago.  She had dyed glass pearls and then threaded them alternately on satin ribbon to make a necklace. My question is that if I omit the ribbon and just string the dyed pearls, will the …

Our Sources : Toho Shoji

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One thing I miss about our office in Midtown is the shops. We were right at the edge of the Garment District, and had access to a wealth of fabric, trim and beads. One of my favorites is Toho Shoji, a Japanese shop that sells primarily beads, findings, and chain. These seed beads can be …

Around Town : CRYSTALLIZED Store Opening! (Swarovski, of course)

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On June 25, I was very lucky to be invited to a store opening here in New York City. Besides being super excited to have a good excuse to get dressed up, I was thrilled to finally see the complete collection of Crystallized Swarovski Elements and boy was I impressed! The store (499 Broadway) is …

Behind the Scenes : more necklaces

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For our August issue of Martha Stewart Living, I developed a story how to make simple necklaces. It was a lot of fun to come up with all those ideas and I’ve since been making more. It all started with Laura’s wedding, for which I had nothing appropriate to wear and decided a fancy necklace …

Around Town : A Souk in Brooklyn

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A couple of weekends ago, the Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted a souk, or open air market, showcasing some of the beautiful traditions of several diverse Muslim cultures.   The upbeat music and dance, along with brightly colored handmade crafts, made for a very lively atmosphere. There were piles and piles of beautiful beads…. And so …

Make It : TV Headband Party

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Today’s TV Tuesday blog post written by Hosanna, Lead Crafter at Television: One thing I love about living in NYC is watching how trends start and build by looking at people on the subway. Back in the fall I started to notice girls wearing simple feather headbands. “Easy craft, anyone can do it!” I thought …

Meet : Valerie Courtney

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Hi all, I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember… As a child, I used to play hooky from school and turn my bookcases into high-rise apartment buildings for my stuffed animals or construct playhouses out of refrigerator boxes. With this sort of background you can imagine how working at Martha has …

Meet : Jodi Levine

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Hello and thanks for reading our blog. I thought I’d share some of the crafting I do on the side. I’ve been making jewelry since I was a kid, when my proud mom and her kind friends were my best (well, only) customers. Years later I started making oversized necklaces out of crepe paper flowers …