"I really thought that my eyes just weren’t up to the detail work I used to do, or maybe my hands had just lost a crucial “coordination edge.” With the CraftOptics, I can do just as well as I did 10 years ago. It’s
been a terrific boost to my work in the hobby."
CRAFTOPTICS: A WHOLE NEW WAY TO SEE YOUR MINIATURES
by Mary B.
Last April I purchased a pair of CraftOptics at the Chicago International show (aka Tom Bishop show.) They really are
amazing! Before my CraftOptics, I felt I couldn’t control the brush well enough to attempt some details in painting
minis that now I can do fairly easily. And working with adhesives is definitely easier now.
What are CraftOptics? Glad you asked! Here’s a picture from their website https://craftoptics.com/
As you can see from the photo, CraftOptics include a pair of glasses (made to your prescription), a pair of high
resolution magnifying telescopes, and a battery-powered light. They also come with a case to store them safely.
Now when I work on my minis I don’t hunch over the work, or keep trying to adjust the distance between my eyes and
the minis. This is true whether I am painting, doing needlework, sculpting with polymer clay or just cutting or gluing.
I’ve even found that it helps me cut more accurately when using a miter box.
If you visit their website you will see that many hobbyists and those in a number of professions are using this product to
help them see better when doing their work. They are expensive so I felt better about the
purchase because of their 45-day money back guarantee, as well as warranties on the various components. The website
has a lot of information – including a video and photo gallery – as well as ways to contact the company for more
Before I tried them at the show, I really thought that my eyes just weren’t up to the detail work I used to do, or maybe
my hands had just lost a crucial “coordination edge.” With the CraftOptics, I can do just as well as I did 10 years ago. It’s
been a terrific boost to my work in the hobby.
I’ll bring them along to the February meeting. These are just too good not to share with my fellow miniaturists!