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See what people are saying about CraftOptics Telescopes below.
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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.”

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- 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
Jewelry & Beadwork, Quilting & Sewing

"The first time I tried a pair of CraftOptics on at the International Quilt Show in Rosemont, IL a few years ago, I realized how much detail I was missing."

I put my Craft Optics to work right away. I was working on a quilt for a local show and the visual aid and the light were very much appreciated. It did take some time to break old habits, like looking over the telescopes at my work, but I eventually got the hang of it.

I have worked with an OptiVisor in both my jewelry and sewing work for over thirty years and had done okay, but the first time I tried a pair of Craft Optics on at the International Quilt Show a few years ago, I realized how much detail I was missing. I have always invested in the best tools I could afford and this is an investment, but so worth it.

- Robin, Jewelry & Sewing Artist
Jewelry & Beadwork

"Best investment I ever made. Worth every penny. I couldn’t bead without them."

I bought a pair at the Bead&Button show several years ago. Best investment I ever made. Worth every penny. I couldn’t bead without them. 

- Debbie R., Bead Artist
Jewelry & Beadwork, Quilting & Sewing

"They have made a huge difference in my posture when I work and it has eased up my neck, shoulder, and back strain. Now I never want to do any work without them..."

I didn’t realize how close I was holding everything to my nose even when I was wearing my “readers” until I started using my CraftOptics.  They have made a huge difference in my posture when I work and it has eased up my neck, shoulder, and back strain. Now I never want to do any work without them – regardless of if I am doing beading or wirework or stitching.  I always reach for my CraftOptics first and the rest of my tools and materials second.
Thank you so much for making this process so easy for me.
- Marion S., Beadwork Artist
Reviews
Jewelry & Beadwork

I've been using these for the past year and love them. Definitely get the light!

“I’ve been using these for the past year and love them. Definitely get the light! I make jewelry and these are a life saver. Great customer service too!”

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- Candie Cooper, Jewelry Artist & Designer
Quilting & Sewing

"I told my friend that my applique days were over.  Now I just LOVE to do handwork again"

“I absolutely love my telescopes!  Just 2 days before the Road to California (where I purchased them), I told my friend that my applique days were over.  Now I just LOVE to do handwork again, and I can see what I’m doing!  They arrived in 10 days as advertised.  I’m going to show them to my quilting bee this afternoon.”

- Mary R., Quilt Artist

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