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See what people are saying about CraftOptics Telescopes below.
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
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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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Jewelry & Beadwork

"It makes a huge difference with soldering.  I couldn’t believe it!"

It makes a huge difference with soldering.  I couldn’t believe it!   I could see areas so clearly.  Especially big pieces with lots of corners.

Peggy Houchin

Visit Peggy’s website at Peggy Houchin Jewelry

 

 

- Peggy Houchin, Jewelry Artist & Designer
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Jewelry & Beadwork

"That was the best investment I could have made. Thank you for your help with this amazing tool."

That was the best investment I could have made. Thank you for your help with this amazing tool. My eyes don’t hurt and I have no more tearing after working on my beading.
And, I can bead at any time, day or night. It doesn’t matter because I can use the CraftOptics.
I am tremendously  grateful for this.
Thank you again.
Maryna Layedra, Jewelry Artist & Designer
- Maryna Layedra
Electronics

"My eyes now see the close-up component work as well as the above bench level test equipment displays."

I have been enjoying my CraftOptics glasses with the now correct-for-me prescription. My eyes now see the close-up component work as well as the above bench level test equipment displays. WooHoo! I certainly appreciate how you stand behind your product.

I appreciate the quick turn-around time on these, too!

- Steve Witte, Owner, Q5 Communications
Quilting & Sewing

"I am no longer struggling to see, my quilting has improved, and the light is always in the right place."

Over the past few years, I have experienced an increased need for more light for quilting. A lamp helped for a while, but eventually it was not bright enough, and often was not in the right position, leaving shadows on my work. I did not realize how bad it was until I met Jeff from CraftOptics.

The CraftOptics glasses with DreamBeam have changed everything! I cannot believe the difference. I am no longer struggling to see, my quilting has improved, and the light is always in the right place.

There is one drawback, LOL. I now can see every imperfection that won’t matter to most people: seams that don’t match exactly, tiny threads poking out of seams, imperfect spacing of quilt stitches, etc.

Thanks, Jeff!

Nancy Richoux

Owner/Designer Spring Creek NeedleArt

www.ThePatternCo.com

- Nancy Richoux, Owner/Designer, Spring Creek Needleart
Jewelry & Beadwork

"I am so delighted with the lenses because they are really making a difference to my ability to work at my art. I was getting to the point of wondering if I would have the physical capacity to continue into more longterm projects because of the neck, shoulder, back, and muscle-strain."

I LOVE THEM!!! Within an hour of first putting them on, my posture was better and various aches and pains began to quickly subside. I simply wouldn’t be without them now.

I’m a dedicated beader, so do a lot of encrusted bead stitching and some jewelry-making. I am so delighted with the lenses because they are really making a difference in my ability to work at my art. I was getting to the point of wondering if I would have the physical capacity to continue into more longterm projects because of the neck, shoulder, back, and muscle-strain.

This happened at the time when I was really developing skill and confidence in the art pieces I was doing, and the physical strain was beginning to cause me some anticipatory doubt and grief. Because of the nature of beading, it’s slow art, so there’s little to be done but go through the necessary stitching processes. The CraftOptics lenses have so successfully contributed to a better and more sustainable posture that I am hopeful of truly being able to work on a number of major projects.

I’ve found that I can also see easily to pick up my beads by elevating them to a suitable level that means I need only move my body forward slightly each time I need to pick up, so they remain in focus and I can easily see the holes for the needle to enter. Otherwise, I do look around the telescope part for other things appropriate to the prescription lenses themselves.

I carefully reviewed all the videos before the package even arrived, so was well-prepared to put them on and get to work.

- Sharon J., Beadwork & Jewelry Artist