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For the skill of rune creation, see Runecrafting.
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Crafting is a varied skill which enables players to produce items such as jewellery, armour, and pottery for use or trade. At level 40 Crafting, while wearing a brown apron obtained from the Varrock clothes store, a player can enter the Crafting Guild. The current minimum to be ranked on the hiscores in Crafting is 33 crafting and 20,157 experience.

ClayEdit

Crafting with clay is often the first port of call for a new crafter, as clay is easily obtainable and there is little competition for it. Players must first obtain some clay (extracting it from clay rocks using the Mining skill is fast) and use that with a bucket of water. They then need to find a potters wheel, and a pottery oven. These are located in the Barbarian Village, the Crafting Guild and other places. If the clay is mined in the Dwarven Mine, then the Monastery just to the north-east is probably the closest water source.

It is generally recommended to carry 2, 3 or 4 water containers of the same type. But if you have a full load of 28 clay it would be the most beneficial to carry 14 containers(or half as many of clay you have), as the way they are now automatically filled with one click on a water source means a significant reduction in the repetition of clay crafting.

ImageItemLevelExpNotes
Pot
Pot113Used for flour and crushed bone collecting.
Pie Dish
Pie dish725Used for holding and cooking pies.
Bowl
Bowl833Excellent crafting experience from easy materials, even superior to gold. Used for cooking stews.
Can also be used as a water container while clay-crafting.

Clay, a water source and a potters wheel are also available in the Crafting Guild.

Leather crafting Edit

Cowhide Edit

To begin leather crafting, players need a needle and thread, normally purchased from the Al-Kharid or Rimmington craft shop, and some cowhide tanned into leather. In the free-to-play world, this means visiting the tanner in Al-Kharid, until players are able to enter the guild. Tanning costs 1 coin per ordinary leather, and 3 coins for the hard leather used to make a hard leather body. Note: You can also make easy money by buying cowhides from the Grand Exchange for around 130 gp each, going to al kharid and made in to leather or hard leather for 160+ each.

The cattle field east of Lumbridge is a convenient spot for leather crafters. Since getting from the Al-Kharid tanner to the Lumbridge cow pens frequently requires players to cross the Al-Kharid toll gate, it is advisable for players to complete Prince Ali Rescue to reduce cost. Players can also head north from the gate until they get to Ali the leaflet dropper, where they can go south again on the other side of the fence. Another convenient location to obtain cowhide in a free-to-play world is near the gnome copters as there is a field with cows and a few deposit boxes nearby. This efficiency of this area is arguable, since the cows are widespread and the area contains many obstacles. The field just south of Falador is also convenient, since there are many more cows together in a smaller place, allowing faster kills. The distance to the bank for this field is longer than the gnome copters field, but shorter than field east of Lumbridge.

ImageItemLevelExpNotes
Leather gloves
Leather gloves113.75Can be worn in the handslot.
Leather boots
Leather boots716.25Can be worn in the footslot.
Cowl
Cowl918.5Can be worn in the headslot.
Leather vambraces
Leather vambraces1122Can be worn in the handslot.
Leather body
Leather body1425Can be worn in the torso slot.
Leather chaps
Leather chaps1827Best non-member's experience for soft leather. Can be worn in the legslot.
Hardleather body
Hard leather body2835As the name suggests, it is made from hard leather.

SilverEdit

Silver items can be crafted by using a silver bar on a furnace while carrying the proper mould. The items you can make are displayed below.

ImageItemLevelExpNotes
Holy symbol
Holy symbol1650Needs to be strung with a ball of wool and then blessed.
Tiara
Tiara2352.5Used in runecrafting.

Gold jewellery and gems Edit

For gold crafting, you need:

  • Gold bars. Mine gold ore and smelt it into bars.
  • A ring, necklace, or amulet mould, purchased from a craft shop or Grand Exchange.
  • You may include a cut gem. Cutting it with a chisel also provides significant crafting experience. Gems can be obtained while mining. They can also be bought in Falador and Al-Kharid.

Gold items are made by using a gold bar with a furnace, while carrying a mould and any cut gems you wish to use. The items that you are equipped to make will be displayed.

Be aware that crafting jewellery without gems gives very little experience compared to clay and silver.

Crafting gold jewellery
Gemstone Ring Necklace Amulet
None File:Gold ring.png Gold ring File:Gold necklace.PNG Gold necklace File:Ammy of Gold.gif Gold amulet
Sapphire Sapphire File:Sapphire ring.png Sapphire ring File:Sapphire necklace.PNG Sapphire necklace File:Sapphire amulet.png Sapphire amulet
Emerald Emerald File:Emerald ring.png Emerald ring File:Emerald necklace.png Emerald necklace File:Emerald amulet.png Emerald amulet
Ruby Ruby File:Ruby ring.png Ruby ring File:Ruby necklace.PNG Ruby necklace Ruby amulet Ruby amulet
Diamond Diamond File:Diamond ring.png Diamond ring File:Diamond necklace.png Diamond necklace Diamond amulet Diamond amulet


GemstoneCuttingRingNecklaceAmulet
Levelexp.Levelexp.Levelexp.Levelexp.
None 515620830
Sapphire2050204022552465
Emerald2767275529603170
Ruby3485347040755085
Diamond43107.54385569070100

Unstrung amulets can be sold at a general store. In order to sell amulets at Grum's in Port Sarim or enchant them, they must be strung, using a ball of wool.

Stringing an amulet gives an additional 4 experience per amulet, and spinning the ball of wool is another 2.75.

High Alchemy versus Crafting ExperienceEdit

Magic skills can be used on gold jewellery to be high alched into coins.

Crafting experience versus high alchemy (coins)
GemstoneRingNecklaceAmulet
hi alch GE Exphi alch Exphi alch Exphi alch
Sapphire 150 Exchange:Sapphire 40540 55630 65540
Emerald 300 Exchange:Emerald 55765 60855 70765
Ruby 600 Exchange:Ruby 70 1215 751305 851215
Diamond 1200 Exchange:Diamond 852115 902205 1002115

Miscellaneous Edit

Coloured capesEdit

Capes can be purchased from the Varrock clothes shop or collected by killing highwaymen south of Falador. Dyes are made for you by Aggie in Draynor Village, at a cost of 5 coins plus the ingredients. There is also a purple dye spawn south of Ardougne.

With just 2 experience for a single dye and 3 for a mixed dye, this is not good value, though many players like to wear a coloured cape to signify clan allegiance, or just because it looks good.

ActionUnfinished ProductLevelExperienceFinished Product
Dying CapeCape12Capes

Spinning Edit

ActionRaw MaterialLevelExperienceFinished Product
Spinning WoolWool Wool12.75Ball of woolBall of wool

Crafting experience table Edit

This information is out of date and much of it may need to be rewritten.

LevelItemExperienceRaw Materials Required
1 Pot 12.6 Clay, Water
1 Gloves 13.8 Cowhides -> Leather
1 Ball of wool 2.75 Wool
1 Gold amulet 4 Amulet, Ball of wool
1 Dyed cape 2 Cape, Dye
5 Gold ring 15 Gold bar, Ring mould
6 Gold necklace 20 Gold bar, Necklace mould
7 Pie dish 25 Water, Clay
7 Boots 16.3 Cow hides -> Leather
8 Bowl 33 Clay, Water
8 Gold amulet 30 Gold bar, Amulet mould
9 Cowl 18.5 Cowhides -> Leather
11 Vambraces 22 Cowhides -> Leather
14 Leather Body 25 Cowhides -> Leather
16 Holy symbol 50 Silver bar, Holy mould
18 Leather chaps 27 Cowhides -> Leather
20 Cut Sapphire 50 Uncut sapphire
20 Sapphire ring 40 Sapphire, Gold bar, Ring mould
22 Sapphire necklace 55 Sapphire, Gold bar, Necklace Mould
23 Tiara 52.5 Silver bar, Tiara mould
24 Sapphire amulet 65 sapphire, Gold bar, Amulet mould
27 Cut Emerald 67.5 Uncut emerald
27 Emerald ring 55 Emerald, Gold bar, Ring mould
28 Hard leather body 35 Cowhides -> Hard leather
29 Emerald necklace 60 Emerald, Gold bar, Necklace mould
31 Emerald amulet 70 Emerald, Gold bar, Amulet mould
34 Cut ruby 85 Uncut ruby
34 Ruby ring 70 Ruby, Gold bar, Ring mould
38 Coif 37 Cowhides -> Leather
40 Ruby necklace 75 Ruby, Gold bar, Necklace mould
43 Cut Diamond 107.5 Uncut diamond
43 Diamond ring 85 Diamond, Gold bar, Ring mould
50 Ruby amulet 85 Ruby, Gold bar, Amulet mould
56 Diamond necklace 90 Diamond, Gold bar, Necklace mould
70 Diamond amulet 100 Diamond, Gold bar, Amulet mould

Crafting materials Edit

ItemMethodRecommended Locations
ClayMineSouthwest Varrock, Crafting Guild
BucketsBuyAny shop that sells buckets, especially general stores
WaterUse bucket, vial withVarrock east bank
Cow HidesKill cows Lumbridge, Buy at bank in Al-Kharid
LeatherTake to tannersAl-Kharid, Craft Guild
WoolUse shears on sheepLumbridge
Ball of woolUse wool with spinning wheel Use spinning wheel in Barbarian Village or Lumbridge castle
CapesKill highwaymen, buy Draynor Varrock Clothes Store.
DyeAggie in Draynor make dye Redberries from S.E. Varrock, onions from west of Port Sarim, woad leaves from gardener in falador park.
GoldMine (and smelt)Crafting Guild, just outside of the Mining Guild, Scorpion Pit Mine
MouldsBuy from craft shop or get spawnsAl-Kharid, Rimmington, Crafting Guild
Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, DiamondsMine (some monsters drop too)and shops in Falador and Al-Kharid sell themRandom event whilst mining

Free To Play Training Edit

Starting at level 1, one would probably start by doing the Sheep Shearer quest. It should bring the crafting level up to about level 3, where it is adequate enough to start crafting cowhides. The quickest way to level up your crafting is to kill cows, tan their cowhides, and craft them for experience.

Another way would be to start mining clay for your early crafting/mining levels. Once you have reached level 16 crafting, level 20 mining, and level 20 smithing, mine silver ore, and smith it into silver bars.

You can then use the bars to make holy symbols (the molds are available in the crafting shop in Al-Kharid), and then start making tiaras when your crafting level is 23. This is a very efficient way to level up your crafting, making a small profit along the way, or saving them for early Runecrafting experience. However, you must choose between experience or profit, as unstrung symbols are worth more than tiaras, while tiaras are only 2.5 more experience.

Once you reach level 40 crafting, make use of the Crafting Guild, which makes it much easier to collect/craft cow hides, silver, clay, etc.

There is not much to do in Free To Play after, but you can:

-Train with tiaras as it gives 52.5 exp each. However, getting silver takes either time (mining) or money (buying). Also, training with tiara does not pay back optimum profit. (Highest 40gp, lowest 10gp at general stores).

-Train with cowhides, hardleather body, giving 35 exp each. However, doing the cycle (killing cows, tanning, sewing, banking, selling) is time-consuming, though there is some profit.

-Train with bowls. Although making bowls seems to be stupid, it is still a possible idea, as it gives 33 experience each. If you can enter the Crafting Guild, all you need to do is to do cycles within a small room. Since making bowls do not have any profit or loss, banking is not needed and money can be saved:

  1. Mine clay
  2. Make soft clay with water
  3. Making soft clay into bowl (18 experience)
  4. Firing the bowls (15 experience)
  5. Drop all the bowls.

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