Look toward the gritty, industrial world for inspiration. Using industrial materials, Joe Rotella creates an artsy tray. Illustrator Jenn Mason designs contemporary earrings, then hardens them with heat. Joe Rotella revs up his micro lathe to carve a keepsake pen. Finally, take a road trip to the Columbus Idea Foundry, a center for the growing Maker Movement.
Books are not just for reading! Tool expert Joe Rotella cuts a niche in a book to create a planter. Craft metal book hinges with designer Mary Hettmansperger and Mou Saha makes vintage books into colorful art journals. Host Julie Fei Fan Balzer has a tip for creating a charming little book necklace.