Tips, Tutorials & DIYs

Do-it-yourself tutorials, marketing and crafting tips and how-tos from iCraft’s talented creators.


Public Collections:

Collections are a great way to get your product noticed by potential buyers!

Did you know you can see all our collections by hovering over the ‘buy handmade tab’ then you will see the header called ‘new collections’?

Want to make your own collection?

-Favourite an item (This can be done on the product search page there is a small heart icon or on a listing image by... Read more
It's the Holiday Season coming. We prepared a checklist for you to make sure you don't miss any steps in your holiday online store preparation process.

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and we will send you the file via Facebook Messenger! Read more
Photography might be the last thing on the mind of a jeweler or designer, but the images that creators take of their work directly impact how appealing the pieces are to viewers. It can also be trickier than you might expect to properly shoot earrings or a necklace, especially to capture it looking its best.
Since we can’t all be professional photographers, we’ve corralled the help of one of... Read more
Last week we picked a few really big Halloween pumpkins at a local farm just outside the city.
Usually, I like doing my own designs for carved pumpkins. But this time I decided to do some research to find inspiration and to do something different.

There is a ton of websites on the web offering great tips and free patterns from spooky to elegant to funny, so you could get your Halloween pumpkins ready in no... Read more
Are you looking for ways to drive more traffic to your iCraft shop in 2018? Or for ways to earn more online broadly?

It can seem overwhelming, but growing a following is one of the absolute best way to expand your online earnings as a crafter. While you can’t expect an email list of 10,000 overnight – if you take the right steps, building an online following is also 100% achievable.

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Here is our all new , step-by-step photo guide to tying a long scarf into a turban. Esther, our model, is wearing one of our classic, very popular Long Tying Turban Scarves (See more of our products at Suburban Turban Headwear) . These come in a huge range of on-trend colours from neutrals to brights, jewel-like shades and more!)

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Hello everyone!

In my newest mermaid bikini that I have added to my shop I used Crochet Scale Stitch . Well, I have found that a lot of people become fascinated with this stitch and was eager to learn how it is achieved.

I am a self taught crocheter by way of crochet books, but I have also found a lot of help with Youtube videos and I want to share one with you that will describe how to achieve the stitch... Read more
It's no secret in my house that I have an addiction. However, I am surrounded by enablers. It's pretty harmless actually. I love pretty papers and colourful card stock . I can't get enough of it.

The problem is that my inventory far outweighs my production ability. So I try to place self imposed limits on myself. I want to make sure that I am really and truly maximizing the current papers I have,... Read more
Artisangirl here again with part 2 of Fun Facts About Gemstones ! Check out my first article on Gemstones .

The first stone featured today is one of many in my private collection, although I haven't used it much lately in my creations:

Chrysocolla. ..A balancing stone that has the highest evolved form of the color turqouise. Believed to be an emotional balancer: connects Earth to Sky and brings peace... Read more
Rubber Stamping has been around for hundreds of years . I tend to have a preference for red rubber cling stamps, but I’ve found myself reaching for my clear acrylic stamps lately by Close to My Heart (CTMH).

In fact, I have used them all on my most recent creations ! I've tried a lot of acrylic stamps before because they are easy to place. Since they are clear, you can look through your acryic... Read more
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