You need look no further than books to gauge how popular shellwork has become in recent years – for collecting, for crafting, for decorating.
Before a way was finally found to achieve affordable, reproducible color photos, attempts were made that – while ultimately futile – produced beautiful and collectible results.
Beadwork took many forms over the 19th and 20th centuries. But it’s really collectible now that beading is a popular craft again
A 1970s fad and, more recently, an elementary school craft, sand bottles were a real, bona fide art form in the hands of Andrew Clemens, a deaf mute working in 19th-century Iowa.