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Handicrafts as Hot Gift Items
This past summer, handmade bracelets were catching on as a hot new gift item. Instead of buying already made jewelry, making unique handmade handicrafts has become so hot among young people. As an example, top star Go So-young recently wore a Pandora bracelet that was self-designed. Since then, handmade bracelets, which are inexpensive and easy to make, uniquely came into fashion. There are lots of different kinds of handicrafts that have aroused interest among people. Let me introduce a few particular hot handicraft items these days.
First, handmade gemstone bracelets, initial bracelets, and necklaces are the most popular hot gift item between couples or friends. They are suitable for presents to anyone else too. The material for making these things is easy to get. You can choose your initial gemstone or make your own style. Because of the various colors and shapes available, gemstones are particularly special to some people. Next are leather handicrafts. There are many different kinds of leather handicrafts -- you can make a bracelet, purse, bag, pencil case, and so on. Leather handicraft making is a great hobby for many housewives or workers. First, you must plan what you want, and then prepare the underlining. Although the plan may take several attempts, tailoring can be done fairly quickly. Plus, the creating process is interesting! These are very useful and do not look like cheesy.

Third, glass handicrafts are so beautiful and becoming more popular. Glass handicrafts combine function with beauty. Using an over 1300c fire, glass can be molded into a variety of shapes. Glass handicrafts first started out as ornaments, but year by year, the craft of glass making has advanced and multiplied into different kinds of accessories or dishes. High end or bigger glass pieces are expensive and breakable, so they must be handled carefully.
Finally, cloisonné handicrafts have also become popular. Cloisonné is semi-permanent and its color is beautiful, and it is used to make rings and pendant-like accessories. If you make a cloisonné handicraft, you must endure the process with a little patience. There is some repetitive waiting, burning, and decorating involved. But after enduring this repetitive process, you are rewarded with a beautiful item.
In addition to these items, there are many other kinds of handicrafts. Handicraft making programs have also recently increased. So, someone who enjoys doing handicrafts can attend such exhibitions. For your next gift to someone, instead of buying an impersonal or expensive store item, how would you make your sincere handicraft?

Jeong Eun-su  -

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