Black Crafters Guild

African Diasporans creating, decorating, and artistically altering by hand

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Christmas Creations

I'm no longer a big celebrater of Christmas: it was deepest and strongest when my parents were alive and we gathered together with joy, happy for each other's company and the grace that allowed us to be together.

But this year something clicked.

I've designed a pattern for making trees, made some trees and have a little black elf.

'The pattern is on Etsy

and I'm selling the first… Continue

Added by Akua Lezli Hope on December 6, 2008 at 0:18 — No Comments

For Sale

My webstore events

Added by cheryl on November 8, 2008 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Lunaversoul is Featured & Interviewed by World Artisan Gems!

Lunaversoul is Featured & Interviewed by World Artisan Gems!!!
The ultimate source to many of the most talented and creative independent artisans who create one-of-a-kind wearable art jewelry and bead work from around the world.

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Added by Lunaversoul on September 27, 2008 at 12:21 — No Comments



I have found book jewellery (also referred to as "book thongs", but the term "thong" conjures disgusting images for me, and, the synonyms are negative) to be much better than a traditional bookmark. They're unobtrusive and easier to use. I love them and want to provide them with at least 1/2 of my books. My next purchase of bookmaking material will render me almost 400 books. It'll take me forever to paint the covers and so I won't… Continue

Added by cheryl on September 2, 2008 at 12:31 — 3 Comments


Afrofest is coming up and I'd hoped enough members would sign up so that we could share the booth space for $62.50 each. Unfortunately that's not happening (8 members are needed and would get 1/2 a table each) and I suspect that this is due to cost. One of the things BCG will be doing after obtaining charitable status under a local arts umbrella organisation is raising funds in order to pay for members' selling space at events. It would be great if we could raise enough money to pay for our own… Continue

Added by cheryl on April 26, 2008 at 18:36 — 11 Comments

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