Black Crafters Guild

African Diasporans creating, decorating, and artistically altering by hand

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New kid on the block

I had a dream last night it was the same dream I have had for the last 3 years. I would dream about having enough time to be able to create Quilts and Dolls all the time.  Well the time is here. I have retired from work and have jumped in feet first. 

I have started creating my Art Quilts and I am also now working on creating a doll. I am looking for patterns and getting ideas by looking at the beautiful work done by so many creative sisters. I am so excited. 

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Added by Agnes Love on March 20, 2016 at 15:31 — No Comments

 JOYFUL I AWOKE EARLY THIS MORNING AND I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW I FELT AND THE VERY FIRST WORD THAT CAME TO MY MIND WAS THE WORD JOYFUL: cheerful, happy, jubilant, full of joy, lighthearted, in good spir…

 JOYFUL

I AWOKE EARLY THIS MORNING AND I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW I FELT AND THE VERY FIRST WORD THAT CAME TO MY MIND WAS THE WORD JOYFUL: cheerful, happy, jubilant, full of joy, lighthearted, in good spirits, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, cheery, mirthful, radiant! And it appeared to be a positive place to be seven o'clock in the morning sitting on my couch.…

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Added by Regina Dale NaNa kwakyebea on October 29, 2015 at 6:57 — No Comments

The Social Life of Dolls

Sometimes my dolls seem to have social life all of their own. I have two new dolls that will be out and about this coming June.

Princess Amaya, The Wise Princess, will be at The California Department of…

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Added by Gloria Grandy on June 10, 2014 at 11:06 — No Comments

New Blog

Today is 3/4/2014 2 5:09pm

Hello fans, I am Rose and  I will doing some networking and blogging. One to get this up and running, finally.  Just had to step away for a minute, to see what direction I wanted to go into. 

I still like every genre of crafting, and especially jewelry making, but I hae added something else a little more speciall to me heart.  It's call Beaded Embroidery. I will have a pictures to show soon.

This craft is endless, in taking to new and greater…

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Added by Rose Marie Barden on March 7, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Away

What's happening ya'll? I've been away for a bit but, I'm here now. Hope you Ladies and Gents, have had time to check me out. I'll place more items here soon.

Added by Rose Marie Barden on November 7, 2012 at 10:03 — No Comments

Hi, I'd like to make a deeper connection with everyone by boost everyone's Facebook status by sharing "Likes".Please post a link to your FB BIZ page spread the love and have a happy and prosperous we…

Hi, I'd like to make a deeper connection with everyone by boost everyone's Facebook status by sharing "Likes".
Please post a link to your FB BIZ page spread the love and have a happy and prosperous weekend. Thanks
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bad-Art/172772216091802
Della Badart
Austin, Texas

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Added by Dee on October 13, 2012 at 10:17 — 1 Comment

New to the Site

 

Hey Sistahs and Brothas, just want to introduce myself, I am Rose, and I am a ire Wrap Jewelry Designer.  Don't have much on here at this time but, I hope to have in the next few days. I am also a crazy crafter, I love everything about crafts. I have been working with craft since I was 13 year of age, I am now blah, blah blah, blah, lol.

 

I love that this site is just for us and made by us, if there is anyone out there that is from Tampa, Florida.  Please feel free to…

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Added by Rose Marie Barden on October 9, 2012 at 9:55 — No Comments

My Way

August 26, 2012 by Valerie Deas
I am always in thought about what direction I want my art to go. Having taught art for thirteen years I exposed my students as well as myself  to different  art forms such as ;drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage making etc.  So when  people ask me what is my  area?  I have none and don't want one…
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Added by Valerie Deas on August 27, 2012 at 12:16 — No Comments

My New Blog!

Everything ME under one roof...ethnic reborn dolls, infants and children's wear, quilts, ladies wear, African textiels, sewing pattern reviews, vintage sewing machines, and much more!  Please feel free to take a look!  I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

Thanks!

http://theafricandiaspora.wordpress.com/home/

 

Added by Matae Reed on January 5, 2012 at 15:02 — 2 Comments

Try Zentangle

Try Zentangle!…

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Added by Celestine Hart on December 11, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

Having time to work

Thank God summer vacation is four days away.  I find it difficult to work my regular job of teaching twenty five art classes a week and working on my own art.  I am excited that I will have some time to focus on my self.

Added by Valerie Deas on June 21, 2011 at 16:13 — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish everyone a Safe and Blessed Thanksgiving. With all the beautiful crafts I see on this site, we all have something to be thankful for.

Lucienne

Added by Lucienne Billings on November 22, 2010 at 14:31 — No Comments

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Added by Lunaversoul on December 20, 2009 at 20:25 — No Comments

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Added by Lunaversoul on November 18, 2009 at 4:22 — No Comments

Saturday Night Fever



So its Saturday night & I am stuck at home bored & with a cold on top of that...But that has not stopped my creative energy from flowing, so I made a couple more bracelets.
The first is the Glamazon Cuff~ a hammered silver cuff bracelet with a huge royal purple magnesite stone I LOVE this cuff so much that I made 2 one for myself of course :p & the other is up for sale & listed in the shop.
The second cuff is still a work in progress. In fact you can still see…
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Added by Lunaversoul on October 7, 2009 at 13:51 — No Comments

Orainea Cuff Bracelet

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Orainea Cuff Bracelet
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Added by Lunaversoul on September 17, 2009 at 11:57 — No Comments

Making it as an entrepreneur

RE: rejection of products or services ... I knew a woman whose products were good, but there was room for improvement in her customer service. I bought from her and after the 2nd time doing so, stopped because I was fed up with not being sent exactly what I paid for. It may have seemed minor to her, but changing an accent colour or small pieces of the item wasn't acceptable to me. I wanted what I saw, not a variation. There's another Black woman seller I was going to buy some items from, but… Continue

Added by cheryl on July 17, 2009 at 17:42 — No Comments

NEW! *Galactic Soul Collection*

Added by Lunaversoul on June 19, 2009 at 20:41 — No Comments

Lunaversoul jewelry featured at the Smithsonian Institution's Giving Voice:The Power of Words in African American Culture Folklife Festival

Lunaversoul's handmade jewelry will be featured & available for sale at the 43rd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival,

(Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture). It is to be held on the National Mall June 24th – 28th, and July 1st – 5th from 11 am to 5:30 pm, with occasional evening events. The program is free and open to the public.

Be sure to stop by!



The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is slated to open its… Continue

Added by Lunaversoul on June 19, 2009 at 20:40 — No Comments

Babble

I wish I had 8 arms. It's a bit frustrating, having to work on one craft at a time. While I'm making something, I can't wait until I get to move onto the next project. At the same time I can't rush anything, or else the item will undoubtedly become ruined.



I'm eager to start making soap and shampoo, but I have to exhaust my current materials first, make as many books and jewellery and ornaments as I can before justifying further expense to do more crafts. This probably means another… Continue

Added by cheryl on May 4, 2009 at 21:23 — No Comments

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