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Ask CRAFT – Modifying Vintage China and Crafty Ethics

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It’s time for the first installment of Ask CRAFT! This week I cover a question from Pollie in New Jersey about adding new elements to vintage dishes, while keeping them food-safe, plus Theri from Ohio writes in with a craft fair ethics question. Don’t forget to email me your crafty conundrums at If I didn’t answer your question this week, it doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten you! I’ve been receiving some stellar questions and I’m saving some of the best ones for future installments. Keep ’em comin’!

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12 thoughts on “Ask CRAFT – Modifying Vintage China and Crafty Ethics

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love the “ask Craft” but please put the camera level to your face!! :-) I hate looking up your nose!

  2. trinlayk says:

    there Used to be a popular food safe paint that was fused by baking in your kitchen oven. They used to have this at Michaels and other Craft supply stores.

  3. blynk says:

    Thanks! I think Ask Craft is a brilliant addition!

  4. Mrs. Wacky says:

    Very cool addition, I love it! Can’t wait for the next installment :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    At Michael’s I bought a ceramic paint pen that can be set in an oven. It is called Porcelaine 150, you bake it at 200 degrees F for 35 minutes. It is made by a company called Pebeo – the web site is Hope this helps.

  6. Jenny says:

    Ask Craft is a great idea!
    Here’s my question: What kind of glue can you use to attach metal to metal?
    Here are some ideas…
    -It would be great if you could edit in pictures of the items you are talking about
    -It would be cool if the questions were presented in video form from the asker. That way it would be like a conversation between the crafty perplexed and the crafty master.
    Can’t wait for the next one!
    xo Jenny

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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