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See what people are saying about CraftOptics Telescopes below.
Miniatures

"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
information.

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!

- Mary B., Miniaturist
Dollhouse Miniatures

"These glasses have changed my life! You don't know how happy you have made me! Do you make regular glasses?"

These glasses have changed my life! You don’t know how happy you have made me! Do you make regular glasses?

- Helen P. , Dollhouse Miniature Artist
Quilting & Sewing

"I recently got my DreamBeam 3 - rechargeable. I am SO pleased. I used them at my guild show over the weekend as I was demonstrating quilt embellishment."

I recently got my DreamBeam 3 – rechargeable. I am SO pleased. I used them at my guild show over the weekend as I was demonstrating quilt embellishment. As I got to talking, my light would automatically turn off to save its charge – nice feature! I also had the opportunity to share my story with many quilters. I’ve had my CraftOptics for several years and always praise them.

- Barbara Bermel, Quilt Artist
Embroidery

"I absolutely love my new CraftOptics. They have completely changed my ability to do my detail crafting."

I absolutely love my CraftOptics. They have completely changed my ability to do my detail crafting. I love hand embroidery and lately, diamond painting. Both of these activities are much easier with my new CraftOptics. I am very happy with my purchase.

- Jeanette M., Embroidery & Painting
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Quilting & Sewing

"I never Quilt without my wearing my CraftOptics! I feel like I am working in the dark without them.”

I had really been struggling with the detail work in my quilting. My solution was adding more light but that only helped so much.

I had seen the advertisements for CraftOptics but the first time I had the opportunity to try them on was in 2015 at AQS Paducah and suddenly details were clear! I do lots of tiny detail stitching on my quilts and I can do that so easily with my CraftOptics. I feel that they definitely helped to up my quilting game.

I immediately purchased a pair after the demo. I knew these glasses would give me another tool to advance with my art quilts by providing me with so much vision clarity. These glasses have allowed me so much more enjoyment and less stress on my eyesight. No more struggling to see those all-important details.

I am constantly moving around during my piecing process but mostly during my quilting. I do lots of stitching on my art quilts and I change threads very often. My CraftOptics allow me to see all of the different colors and stitches with total clarity. No more tired eyes or eye strain with my CraftOptics. Also, no aching back from bending over trying to see details of my work.

Read an interview with Judy in our blog here: JUDYBESKOW

- Judy Beskow, Quilt Artist
Reviews
Jewelry & Beadwork

"When I put my first pair of CraftOptics on and actually looked at my little, tiny seed beads through the CraftOptics, I almost cried - That is how amazing these are."

“When I put my first pair of CraftOptics on and actually looked at my little, tiny seed beads through the CraftOptics, I almost cried – That is how amazing these are.”

Watch Jill’s CraftOptics review and learn new beading tips on her Jill Wiseman Designs YouTube channel: Jill Wiseman Designs

- Jill Wiseman, Bead Artist & Instructor
Embroidery, Jewelry & Beadwork, Quilting & Sewing

"I can see my beads which make my beading much easier and makes my Machine embroidery and hand stitching easier as well. The magnification is amazing. I am so glad I got them."

These glasses are WONDERFUL!!!!!! I love mine. I bought the complete package. Glasses and light and am glad I did. I can see my beads which make my beading much easier and makes my Machine embroidery and hand stitching easier as well. The magnification is amazing. I am so glad I got them. The customer service is by far better than any company I’ve dealt with in a long time.

- Jeff K., Bead, Embroidery & Stitching Artist
Cross-stitch, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Quilting & Sewing

"I love them.  I should have bought them years ago.  My neck and back don’t hurt after stitching."

I love them.  I should have bought them years ago.  My neck and back don’t hurt after stitching. I wasn’t able to stitch very long before buying these because my eyes would water and I couldn’t see the holes on the aida.
- Holly O., Needlework Artist
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Woodworking & Model Work

"I was using them while detail painting around grills and air-intake screens on a locomotive, and they made a big difference. I notice that I don't have as much neck and eye strain when wearing the CraftOptics."

I’ve been using the CraftOptics for various modeling projects over the past few weeks. Last night, I was using them while detail painting around grills and air-intake screens on a locomotive, and they made a big difference. I notice that I don’t have as much neck and eye strain when wearing the CraftOptics. The clip-on light is a big help as it illuminates the area between my two work lights.
I’ve also tried them while applying decals. I flip the telescopes up when positioning the decals, as I prefer seeing the whole model to make sure things are in alignment. However, the telescopes are useful after the decals are in place and the setting solution has been applied. At this stage, I check for trapped air bubbles and silvering (trapped air under the clear areas of the decal that show up a silver blotches against the painted model).
In addition, I’ve used them while drilling holes for grab irons. Some models have molded dimples that serve as the starting point for drilling holes. The telescopes make it easy to see the dimples, especially on dark cars and locomotives.
- Cody Grivno, Model Railroad Craftsman
Jewelry & Beadwork

"I'm so glad I made the choice and gifted myself!"

I LOVE my CraftOptics!! What a difference for my eyes and my back! I am so glad I made the choice and gifted myself!

 

- Kathleen S., Bead Artist

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