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CHA Winter 2013 | A Peek At Some New Craft Products

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Maria Del Pinto

Maria Del Pinto

I have been crafting since I was a child and I love seeing what others create. I live near the beach so everything around me inspires me. I also enjoy activities where I re-purpose something old & discarded & make it into something cool. My favorite mantra is "Re-use, recycle, and re-make".

The CHA Winter 2013 show begins on Saturday, January 12, 2013.  At a media preview event, I took some photos of some of the fun new products that will be on display.

Some of the great examples of the bracelet patterns.

Some of the great examples of the bracelet patterns.

My first favorite is a fun new embroidery book, called “Emma Broidery’s Memory Thread How-To Guide by   the folks at DMC.    The designs in this book are easy to make and were specifically designed to be used with their popular memory thread line. One of the fun patterns in this book is a cute gingerbread house ornament.

DMC's fun Gingerbread House Ornament

DMC’s fun Gingerbread House Ornament

Do you love cupcakes?  I know I do.  Perhaps the ones below will inspire you to try your hand at cupcake decorating.  These black and white cupcakes remind me of cameo’s and they look super intricate to make:

These black and white cupcakes are made with molds.

These black and white cupcakes are made with molds.

The great news is that they easy to make.  Katy Sue Designs has released a fun selection of cupcake molds that you can use with fondant and even paper clay.

Here is a sampling of the cupcake molds available from Katy Sue Designs.

Here is a sampling of the cupcake molds available from Katy Sue Designs.

For the jewelry-making enthusiasts, Juliana C. Hudgins revealed her new jewel loom:

Beading weaving simplified by Juliana Hudgins.

Beading weaving simplified by Juliana Hudgins.

She has created a loom that is easy to store and even easier to use.  Look at some of the great bracelets that she made using her new loom.

These are easily made on the new Beadalon Jewel Loom.

These are easily made on the new Beadalon Jewel Loom.

I hope I have sparked your interest in what new products and techniques are being demonstrated at the Winter CHA 2013 show!  If you have some products you would like us to post about, please leave a comment below and we will do our best to find it at the show.

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2 Responses to CHA Winter 2013 | A Peek At Some New Craft Products

  1. Ann DeHart January 12, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Good morning:
    I am reluctant to get too excited about Tim Holtz’s new Distress Paints because of the problems many of us encountered with Distress Markers. However, they are one of the Top 20 new products. Can you find out more about them? Are they simply water-soluble acrylic paints in TH distress colors, or is there something “magical” about them that renders them essential to purchase?
    Any feedback will be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Virginia January 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

      I have had no trouble with the markers, but I have endless trouble with the Ranger Paint Dabbers. With the exception of the metallic paints, every single one of them has gone into the trash. The paint get goopy and the dabbers dry up and become usable. I wish they would just release them in a bottle without the dabbers. They are just terrible.

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