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Oct
30
2014

Easy Custom Glass Bead Magnets

Posted by Jennifer
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Materials:• Glass marbles (flat back)• Matte medium• Permanent stamping ink• Rubber stamp• Acrylic paint and brushes• Magnets (make sure they aren't wimpy magnets and can support the weight of the marble)• Super Glue It is important to note that when you're choosing a stamp, make sure to select a design that works in reverse and will fit the flat area of the glass marble. Stamps that have text will appear backward when you turn your stamp over. Rinse and dry your glass marbles to eliminate [Read More...]

Tags: crafts decorations DIY gift gifts giving handmade holiday home magnet personalized
Categories: DIY Crafts



Oct
21
2014

Up Close and Personal

Posted by Chaya C
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We sat down for a quick Q&A with OttLite product manager Kelly M. to get the scoop on our newest products, our handheld magnification line!Tell me about the new OttLite handheld magnification line.We are always looking for ways to bring helpful and fun products to our customers. As a product designer, my mission is to help our customers do what they love –longer and better. So, our new line of magnification was a natural extension of our line. The new line brings together optical-grade [Read More...]

Tags: close-up comfort craft crafting crafts development fun hand-held innovation interview magnification new OttLite see view



Oct
09
2014

My take on a Fall Wreath -- Who needs directions?

Posted by Chaya C
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Nothing ushers in the holiday spirit quicker than doing seasonal crafts!  Living in Florida I have never really had a "real" winter.  All my life I have dreamt of a snowy wonderland, and in return I usually just get a few weeks of having 50 degree days.Winter in Florida is my favorite time of the year and nothing kicks it off better than searching for seasonal inspiration.  This year I walked around Jo-Ann's and found something to get me in the fall mood.  As soon as I came across the DIY wreath [Read More...]

Tags: craft DIY fall fun gifts handmade holiday home inspiration inspire OttLite wreath
Categories: DIY Crafts



Sep
23
2014

Dual-Sided Task Lamp -- Twice the Fun!

Posted by Chaya C
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This craft lamp makes projects twice the fun!Do you have a huge project to do? Love to craft with a friend? Or just want an extra burst of illumination? If the answer to any of these questions is a yes, than our new 26w Dual-Sided Task Lamp is sure to be your new best friend.This task lamp is a double threat — two lamps in one! You can illuminate your instructions in one spot and your project in another. Feel free to spread out and see everything clearly. Or, grab a friend and share. There’s [Read More...]

Tags: bright craft double friends hangout inspiration lamp light OttLite twice two



Aug
11
2014

What inspires Rebecca Yaker -- One-Yard Wonders Co-Author

Posted by Jessica
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Ever wonder what you could sew with just one yard of fabric? Rebecca Yaker (formerly known as the “Sock Monkey Lady”) and co-author Patricia Hoskins can show you 303 awesome ways to turn your fabric stash into something wonderful. Check out this great interview with Rebecca where you’ll learn about what inspires her, knitting for the Super Bowl, shoe making and more!What was the inspiration for the One-Yard Wonders series?The inspiration had a little bit to do with the publisher.... I’m a [Read More...]

Tags: author craft crafting crafts create DIY dress fabric fun inspire interview knit knitting monkey OttLite ottspirational rebecca rebecca yaker sew sewing sock sockmonkey
Categories: What Inspires



Aug
05
2014

Reading Desk Lamp

Posted by Jessica

If you are looking for the perfect reading desk lamp, OttLite has the ideal lamps you need. High-quality lighting is a must for those with visual impairments. OttLite has a large selection of floor, table and reading desk lamps that make reading and working an easier and more pleasurable experience. We also carry a large variety of replacement bulbs.OttLite reading lamps, from our small reading lamp to our larger floor lamp, provide the perfect balance of brightness and contrast created by our [Read More...]

Categories: Reading



Jul
10
2014

What inspires Mary Anne Radmacher -- Inspirational Apronary?

Posted by Jessica
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Mary Anne Radmacher is an inspiring apronary whose words and art dance with movement and meaning. What’s an apronary you ask? Read on to find out. This cool term might apply to you, too! So much of your work is a mixture of words and art. Which comes first – the words or the art?As in most relationships, it’s not 100 percent either way. They (words and art) are in a relationship with each other, though they emerge from two different parts of me.When I write, most of the time my work and words [Read More...]

Tags: adventure apronary art bright create develop discover discovery draw fun interview light OttLite ottspirational paint picasso style
Categories: What Inspires



May
15
2014

Two Arms and Two Thumbs Up!

Posted by Jessica
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What has two arms, is super flexible and can help you see even the finest details with ease? It's the OttLite DuoFlex Magnifier Lamp!We love this lamp because it is so functional. Our designers wanted to create a one-stop lamp for enjoying OttLite's incredible illumination and having the power of a magnifier all in one unit that sits right on your desk. If you use instructions or work with fine details, this magnifying lamp makes it easy to zoom in. And, the flexible arms hold the magnifier in [Read More...]

Tags: bright craft crafting create fun inspirational knit lamp magnification OttLite ottspirational review sew sewing two
Categories: Magnification Lamps



Apr
16
2014

What inspires Andrea Currie -- the Craft Wars Champ?

Posted by Jessica
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Think you could craft with your significant other? Maybe even write a book with them? Andrea Currie – Craft Wars Champ and incredibly creative designer – and her husband Cliff did just that in their new book The Crafter’s Book Of Clever Ideas. Thumb through the pages of this he said/she said craft book and you’re sure to find fun projects for everyone in the family. Learn more about what inspires Andrea, her thoughts on what’s trending in the craft world and why it’s better to craft with a [Read More...]

Tags: book bright champion clever craft create design desire fearless fun idea ideas illuminate inspiration interview lamp OttLite project sparkle style trend wars
Categories: What Inspires



Mar
12
2014

Introducing the OttLite Craft Carry Case

Posted by Jessica
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We are very excited to introduce the ultimate portable lighting and storage solution for crafters on the go! Our 13w Craft Carrying Case is a portable craft lamp that also keeps your tools and supplies neatly organized and at your fingertips.The collapsible shade pivots and tilts to illuminate your project area and adjustable storage compartments hold everything from smaller notions to larger tools. Best of all, everything folds closed into a compact carrying case!This new design is packed full [Read More...]

Tags: bright carry case discover handy illuminate inspire new product OttLite portable
Categories: Travel Lamps


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