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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Fabric Elements by Fabric Editions

CHA Show Hot Product for 2015  | Fabric Editions Launches Fabric Elements with Mixed Media Artist, Rebekah MeierAt the CHA Mega Show 2015 Hot Products event, Fabric Editions launched Fabric Elements mixed media and fiber art kits with mixed media artist Rebekah Meier. (Fabric Elements was later announced as the winner of the Fabric & Needlecrafts category of the 2015 CHA Hot Products awards.)

Meier is well-known for her ability to create beautiful mixed media collages and fiber art pieces. Continue Reading →

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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Folk It! Folk Art Beginner Painting Kit [video]

Folk It!  Folk Art Beginner Painting Kit. This year at the CHA Mega Show 2015 Hot Products event, the Folk It! Company was displaying their new Folk It! painting kits.

Folk It! believes that almost everyone has artistic abilities. So they have come up with a way to teach crafters some basic folk art painting skills through five different design kits that they have available. Continue Reading →

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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show

The Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show is always a big draw at the CHA Mega Show. It takes place right on the CHA show floor, in a part of the Lion Brand Yarn booth, and is hosted by Vanna White.

Vanna was introduced this year by Lion Brand CEO David Blumenthal, before the show began.

Vanna White Lion Brand This year’s show was themed “You Can Do It!” and showcased items that were from easy to intermediate difficulty, and based on square and rectangle shapes for easy of construction. Continue Reading →

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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig to create Handmade BraceletsI’m here with a peek at one of the new jewelry making products introduced at the CHA Mega Show 2015: the Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig!

Artistic Wire 3d Bracelet JigIf you love making jewelry than you will be thrilled about the Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig, which is the perfect tool to create bangle bracelets, cuff bracelets, and any curved jewelry components. You can design perfectly round, continuous, all-in-one handmade bracelets. Additionally, the jig can be used to create hoop earrings, curved earring designs, and so much more.

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig KitThe 3D Bracelet Jig is around 6.9cm in circumference , which creates a 2.75 inch diameter piece. It has evenly spaced rows and columns of holes, which hold the 20 pegs and fasteners that are included in the kit.

How to set up the Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet JigThe Jig is easy to use. You just secure each peg by attaching the fastener from the inside of the circle, and then wrap the wire around to create your design. You can make it as simple or as complicated as you want. If you want to see the Artistic Wire 3D jig in action, just watch the video below.

Handmade Wire Bracelets Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet JigWhat type of designs would you make with a product like this? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us!

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A Snapshot Look at CHA Mega Show 2015

The Craft & Hobby Association held its CHA Mega Show 2015 last week in Anaheim, California. Industry professionals of all kinds came from around the world to learn, see new products and make connections. Here’s a peek at what we did!

Anaheim Convention CenterCalifornia might be a desert, but you couldn’t prove it from the weather during most of the show! It was grey and rainy in Anaheim during the majority of the show days. It was mostly just a light drizzle but wet enough to put a damper on walking in the area around the show venue.

Mod Podge demoPerennial show favorites Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza were busy demonstrating for the Mod Podge brand in the Plaid booth. Continue Reading →

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