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Customer Corner – Dennis Marx, Diamond Painting Artist

What has 68,000 dots and can take over 100 hours to finish? A diamond painting! Dennis Marx, this month’s CraftOptics…

Customer Corner – Salome Cox, Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet

Customer Corner – Interview with Salome Cox We’re excited to introduce you to Salome. Salome comes from a long line…

5 Ways Aging Affects Your Eyes

For many people, one of the first signs that their eyes are aging happens in a restaurant, where small print…

Mental, Physical and Emotional Health: More Reasons to Pursue Your Art!

When you finally get a chance to really settle in for some solid art time, there’s an all-over, full-body sigh…

Our Story: Roots in dentistry magnification: vision challenges and back pain.

Ever wonder why dentists wear magnification? We had something to do with it. Over 30 years ago, my father, Dr….

Artists: Four Ways To Reduce Back & Neck Pain – Replay

REPRINT & UPDATE OF 2014 ARTICLE Artists experience a great amount of eye, back, neck and shoulder strain as they…

How the color temperature of your light affects your craft.

“The right color temperature lighting can help you easily see things that used to be difficult.” We covered the importance…

Hobbies and our health

Have you ever referred to your interests or passions as “just a hobby”? I certainly have. I mean, that’s all…

What we learned while we were away…

Wow!  In the past few months, CraftOptics attended (that means I attended) VisionExpo & MJSA (with Rio Grande) in New…

Are Your Eyes Working Too Hard?

[Note: Rerun of an important post from 2010] A few days ago, Margot Potter wrote about her visit to the…

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