In this episode, Jim highlights crafts that were not included in the original episodes of season two. In Ecuador, Jim and his group of crafters visit a fifth generation family who make traditional makanas and learn how Mother Nature provides everything we need to craft special lotions. In the United Arab Emirates, they create colorful sand art in a bottle and learn the art of traditional metal engraving. They travel to Spain and visit a sparkling wine cellar, create and etch pictures with a master... [see more] artist, and take a tour in a tapestry museum.
In DESTINATION CRAFT WITH JIM WEST, host Jim West travels with a small group of crafters to discover, participate and celebrate in the traditions, arts, culture, scenery, and food of each destination. Throughout the 13-part series, West introduces viewers to exotic and beautiful countries across the globe, showcasing master indigenous artists in both workshop and demonstrations. They travel to South Asia, where they visit a group of monks in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal who make colored sand Mandela designs in a Buddhist Temple. In India, Jim and the crafters participate in a rangoli design workshop and learn savory tips from a master chef for making a traditional Indian dish. The group also journeys to the West of Ireland and to Dublin where they're taught the techniques of Irish soap making from master crafstman, as well as the art of making jewelry from Connemara Marble. From learning about the arts of batik and wood carving in Bali, to blowing colorful glass Christmas ornaments in Rattenberg, Austria, to making the perfect cup of coffee in Guatemala, DESTINATION CRAFT highlights the heart and soul of master artisans around the world who are inspired by the fascinating countries and cultures in which they live.