CHA 2014 CRAFT & HOBBY SHOW ANNOUNCES HOT 20 AWARD WINNERS
CHA 2014 World’s Largest Crafting Show Honors the Most Creative Crafting Products of 2014
Winners Include Digital Scanner/Cutting Machine, Jewelry Maker, Artistic Pen, Glass Writing, Vintage Tools, Sunlight-Activated Fabric Dye, Safer No-Fire Clay Pot Creation
Elmwood Park, NJ, January 11, 2014 -- The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA), the international trade association for the design, manufacture, distribution and sales of the craft and hobby industry, announced today winners of their prestigious “Hot 20 Awards” for the most creative crafting products of 2014. Chosen from the over 80 products submitted to the CHA 2014 New Products Showcase, the most innovative and “buzzworthy” products were selected by a panel of expert media judges, including:
Cynthia Richter, Woman’s World Magazine
Nancy Nally, Scrapbook Update
Jenny Barnett-Rohrs, Craft Test Dummies
Jade Harrington-Boudreaux, Jaderbomb.com
Lisa Fulmer, Cool2Craft.com
The Hot 20 Awards will be given out at the CHA 2014 Conference & Trade Show www.craftandhobby.org/chashow, the world’s largest international crafting show, held January 10-14, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. CHA 2014 brings together the key players of the crafts and creative industry for four days, with retailers large and small, independent chains, and the leading innovations in crafting from over 400 exhibitors from around the world.
Hot 20 Awards 2014:
Beadlon Artistic Wire Findings FormsTM: patent pending fixed peg jigs that allow you to make your own findings from a range of gauges of Artistic Wire and Beadalon German Style Wire.
Beadalon Knot-a-Bead™: patent pending desktop knotter tool to tie knots naturally with two hands for professionally looking jewelry.
BIC® Magic Marker® brand Window Marker: high quality marking and drawing tool designed to adhere to glass surfaces resulting in bold, vivid marks for window or glass writing occasions.
Brother International Corporation ScanNCut machine: a revolutionary new home and hobby cutting machine with the convenience of a 300 DPI built-in scanner.
Chameleon Art Products Ltd Color Tones Pens: pens for creating art effects, including 3D and airbrush, smooth transitions, highlighting, shading, blending and gradations.
ComposiMold PowerMold Modeling Compound Push Mold Kit: make push molds of objects and textures from Modeling Compound castings.
Craftwell eBrush: a portable airbrush system used by crafters, cake decorators and beauty enthusiasts alike for scrapbooking, makeup application and more.
CrystalNinja.com Crystal Katana: a patent-pending rhinestone and crystal pick up tool that picks up paper, embellishments, nail art, multimedia items and Swarovski Crystals.
DecoArt Chalky Finish Program: a complete program offering paint, waxes, varnishes, stain blocker, brushes and stencils that easily achieves a vintage, time-worn look for home decor and furniture pieces.
DESIGN MASTER TintIT™: multi-use transparent dye that fabricates color from just one can.
Ellison/Sizzix Modern Surrealist by Marisa Pawelko: 20 Originals steel-rule dies that create fashionable clothing appliqués, cards, stickers, notepads, and locker décor for teens and preteens.
Fiskars Brands 12” x 12” Rotary Ruler Combo: a rotary cutter with a ruler attached for measuring and cutting multiple layers of fabric easier.
ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer Iced Enamels®: makes torch-fired or kiln-fired enamels with no fire required.
iLoveToCreate Aleene’s® Quick Dry Fabric Fusion®: an easy alternative to a needle and thread, remains durable and incredibly flexible, wash after wash.
ImpressArt Soft Strike™ Metal Stamping Blanks: A collection of metal discs specially made for metal stamping making it easy for metal stampers to leave deep, clean impressions and achieve professional results.
Little B Perfect Positioner: a unique adhesive mat designed for any die-cutting tool platform and any thin metal dies -- never waste a piece of paper again.
Lumi Inkodye Black: a sunlight-activated fabric dye that allows you to print your own photos onto fabric -- now available in black.
M-D Building Products Metal Sheets: perforated metal sheets, magnetic chalkboards, metal tools and other unique metals to add more dimension to craft projects.
Plaid Enterprises Mod Podge Mod Melter: a tool used to fill the Mod Molds with the Mod Melts. It allows the crafter to fill the molds with ease for molded embellishments, home décor, paper crafts and more.
Ranger Industries Tim Holtz® Distress Marker Spritzer: the perfect tool for creating airbrush effects on craft projects.
Spellbinders Tool-n-One: a portable tool that performs multiple craft functions, including piercing, folding, paper removal, inking, distressing, curling, and more.
About the Craft & Hobby Association
The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is an international nonprofit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products worldwide in the U.S. craft and hobby industry. For more information about CHA, membership or its award-winning CHA Conference & Trade Show, visit www.craftandhobby.org.