Crafting is a valuable skill in RuneScape, giving you the ability to make pottery, leather, craft your own jewelry and Battle Staffs, make vials and orbs from hot sand, as well as other helpful uses.
Table of Contents
- Snakeskin Leather
- Dragonhide Leather
- Stringing Objects
- Other Uses for Crafting
- Related Links
Pottery making is a great way to begin crafting because it gives a nice amount of experience and it's fairly straightforward. Its main purpose is to help you with cooking, since the things you make with it are used to hold ingredients.
First, mine some Clay from the west Varrock mine, and buy a jug from any local General Store. Fill it with water from a sink or fountain, and use it with the clay to create some Soft Clay. Head to the Barbarian Village, and use the soft clay with a Pottery Wheel inside one of the houses. Now use the pottery with the Pottery Oven to bake it into a useable item.
|Picture||Kind of Pottery||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
Another good way to work on crafting is to make different kinds of armor from leather. If you have a few GP to spare, you can make a small profit from leather items.
Start by killing some Cows near Lumbridge, gathering their cow hides. You'll also need some money, including 10gp to cross the toll gate, if you haven't done the Prince Ali Rescue quest. Depending on your level (and what you want to make) Soft Leather costs 1gp, and Hard Leather costs 3gp each. You'll also need a Needle (1gp) and some Thread (1gp), which lasts 4 leather items.
After you have your cow hides, visit a Crafting Shop and buy a needle and thread. There is a shop in the eastern side of Al Kharid, and another in the southwest corner of Rimmington. You'll probably want to use the shop in Al Kharid since it's close to the cow pen, and there's a tanner nearby. Here are the locations of the crafting shops:
The Tanner can be found in the west part of Al Kharid, so speak to him and choose the type and number of leather you wish him to make from the graphical menu.
Now use your needle with the leather and choose the item you wish to craft.
|Picture||Leather Item||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
|Hard Leather Body||28||35|
|Studded Leather Body||41||40|
|Studded Leather Chaps||44||42|
- Studded Leather - Can be worn on the free world, but can only be made in the Member's land. First craft either a Leather Body or some Chaps. Smith some studs from a steel bar, and then use those studs with the leather item.
If you're a Member, you'll have the ability to wear Snakeskin Armor, which is slightly stronger than regular leather.
Crafting this type of armor is just like making regular leather, and you'll need some Thread and a Needle. Head to the village of Tai Bwo Wannai, located on the island of Karamja and kill some Bush Snakes to obtain their snakeskins. They must then be tanned by a Tanner for 15gp each, and then you can craft them into armor.
|Picture||Item||Hides||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
Dragonhide Leather is available only to Members, but it is much stronger than regular Leather items. It's made from the hide of Dragons, and there are 4 different kinds of Dragonhide:
- Green - Level 79 Green Dragons in level 38 Wilderness.
- Blue - Level 111 Blue Dragons in the Hero's Guild and the Taverley Dungeon.
- Red - Level 156 Red Dragons in the Brimhaven Dungeon and around level 42 Wilderness.
- Black - Level 227 Black Dragons in the Taverley Dungeon and King Black Dragon Dungeon.
Making Dragonhide Leather items is much like making regular Leather. You first need to kill some Dragons of the color you need and pick up their Dragonhide. Once you have all of the hides you need, bring them back to the Tanner in Al Kharid so that he can make them into Dragonhide Leather. Then just use a Needle and Thread as you normally would to make an item.
Vambraces require 1 Dragonhide, Chaps require 2 pieces, and Bodies require 3.
|Picture||Item||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
After getting a bit more advanced at the art of crafting, it's about time to move onto jewelry. You can get a huge profit from crafting jewelry, and many of the things you can make give lots of experience.
For each kind of jewelry you make, you will need several things to get started with crafting it. Your local crafting shops in Al Kharid and Rimmington will have many of the tools you need to get going.
You'll need to smelt bars of either Silver or Gold in a furnace, depending on what you want to make. Silver Bars are used to make Holy Symbols and Unholy Symbols, while Gold is used to make Rings, Necklaces and Amulets.
After making your metal bars, use the bar with the furnace to smelt it and fill the mould.
|Picture||Mould||Purpose||Where to Obtain|
|Ring||Making Rings||Al Kharid, Ape Atoll|
|Necklace||Making Necklaces||Al Kharid, Ape Atoll|
|Bracelet||Making Bracelets||Al Kharid, Ape Atoll|
|Amulet||Making Amulets||Al Kharid|
|Holy Symbol||Making Holy Symbols.||Al Kharid|
|Unholy Symbol||Making Unholy Symbols||Spirit of Scorpius|
|Sickle||Making silver Sickles||Al Kharid|
|Tiara||Making Tiaras||Al Kharid|
|M'Amulet Mould||Making M' Amulets||Monkey Madness Quest, Al Kharid|
|Conductor||Making Lightning Cnductors||Creature of Fenkenstrain Quest|
|Demonic Sigil||Making Demonic Sigils||Shadow of the Storm Quest|
A Chisel can be used to cut gems so that they can be placed in your jewelry.
To start making jewelry, use a bar of either silver or gold (depending on what you wish to make) with the furnace. A graphical screen will come up with choices of what you can make. Objects that you can craft will be colored in, while things you can't make will be gray.
After getting a little better at crafting you will have a chance to put gems in your jewelry, which enhances possible abilities and makes it more valuable, on top of giving more experience. You first need to cut the gem and have it in your inventory when you make jewelry. Then just select the kind of jewelry you want to craft. Gems can be sold to either the gem trader in Al Kharid or Falador.
|Uncut Picture||Cut Picture||Gem||Level to Cut||Crafting Experience|
|Red Topaz||16||Cut: 25
Opals, Jades, and Red Topaz can become a Crushed Gemstone if you fail to cut them. You will still receive a small amount of experience. You can also crush them using a Hammer.
Rings can be enchanted by members to make them more powerful and add some interesting effects when used. Both regular and enchanted rings can be worn on your hand, and un-enchanted ones can be sold to the Jeweler in Port Sarim. Check the Magic guide for more info about Enchanting.
|Picture||Ring||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
- Ring of Slaying: Before you can craft this ring, you must purchase the knowledge to do so for 300 Slayer Points from any Slayer Master. This ring requires a Gold bar and an Enchanted Gem (purchased from a Slayer Master).
Necklaces generally have no purpose other than to look expensive, except for the Burthorpe Games Room Necklace and Necklace of Binding, explained in the Magic guide. They can also be sold to the Jeweller in Port Sarim.
|Picture||Necklace||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
Bracelets are similar to other jewelry in the way that they can be enchanted using a magic Enchant spell to give them special effects when worn. These can be equipped and are worn in the gloves spot. Please see the Enchantment section in the Magic guide for further information on the different effects of bracelets.
|Picture||Bracelet||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
One of the most valuable items that you can craft are amulets. They give lots of experience, their value is greater, and they can be enchanted. Check the Magic guide for more info about Enchanting.
|Picture||Amulet||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
Silver items require a mould for the object, as well as a Silver Bar. Just use a Silver Bar with a Furnace while carrying the mould and you'll be able to choose what you wish to make from a list of items.
|Picture||Item||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
These necklaces are powerful icons, crafted to honor the God Saradomin. You'll need a Holy Symbol Mould to craft one. When it's blessed and equipped it will add +8 to your Prayer equipment bonus, resulting in a slower drain rate for your prayers.
These items will give the same bonus to your prayer as a Holy Symbol, but they are Members-Only. To make one, you'll need an Unholy Mould which can be obtained from the Spirit of Scorpius in the graveyard north of the Observatory after completing the Observatory Quest.
These items are used in Runecrafting and require a Tiara Mould. Just craft the Tiara as you would make any other Silver item, and then bring it to the Runecrafting Altar of your choice, along with the same type of Talisman. Then just use the Tiara on the Talisman to enchant it into that type of Talisman. You can now wear it and have access to that Temple! Check out the Runecrafting guide for more info.
There are several things you'll need to string before you can use them, including Amulets, Holy & Unholy Symbols, as well as bows.
|Picture||Item||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
|Ball of Wool||1||2.5|
To string Amulets and Symbols, buy a pair of Shears from your local General Store. Use these on a sheep to get wool, and then spin the wool on a Spinning Wheel to get a ball of wool. Spinning wheels can be found in Lumbridge Castle, the Barbarian Village, Falador and Seer's Village, to name a few places. Use the ball of wool with the Amulet or Symbol to string it.
To string a bow, you'll need to pick some Flax from around Camelot Castle and spin it on a Spinning Wheel to make a Bow String. This can then be used with an unstrung bow to make it into a useable bow.
To string a Crossbow, you must already have the Crossbow Limbs and Stock attached to each other. Now, cook some Bear Meat (or Beef) over a fire, and choose to make it into Sinew rather than regular, edible meat). Spin the Sinew on a Spinning Wheel, and then attach the Crossbow String to your Crossbow (u) to finish it.
You are able to spin player-grown Magic Tree Roots into Magic Strings for use on a Nature Amulet. To do this, just chop down a Magic Tree and use a Spade on the stump. You will dig out the roots, which can be spun on a spinning wheel into Magic String which can be used to string Nature Amulets (used in Farming to check on your crops).
Players have the option of using a Loom to weave certain materials into items such as containers and clothing. There are two Looms available for use in RuneScape, including:
To use a Loom to weave an item, use one of the required materials on the Loom and select the item you wish to make.
|Picture||Item||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience||Materials|
|Strip of Cloth||10||12||4 Balls of Wool|
|Empty Sack||21||38||4 Jute Fibres|
|Basket||36||56||6 Willow Branches|
|Seaweed Net||52||83||5 Flax, 1 Bronze Wire|
- Vegetable Sacks hold ten pieces of produce, while Fruit Baskets hold five.
- Seaweed Nets are used to collect Seaweed. Each net can hold up to ten pieces of Seaweed. When a player picks up a piece of Seaweed up from the ground, it goes directly into the net. Players can also left-click the net to fill it up with Seaweed from their inventory.
- The Strip of Cloth is used during the Regicide quest.
Milestone Capes are special capes which can be weaved on a Loom. these capes are purely cosmetic items, and do not offer any equipment bonuses or effects. There are nine different Milestone Capes available, and each cape becomes available to wear once a player reaches a certain level in all his or her skills. For example, to wear Milestone Cape (30), all of a player's skill levels must be at least 30. Players only need to have the required Crafting level to weave a Milestone Cape. The Player-Owned House cape rack can store one of each Milestone Cape.
|Picture||Item||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience||Materials|
|Milestone Cape (10)||10||10||1 Ball of Wool|
|Milestone Cape (20)||20||20||2 Balls of Wool|
|Milestone Cape (30)||30||30||3 Balls of Wool|
|Milestone Cape (40)||40||40||4 Balls of Wool|
|Milestone Cape (50)||50||50||5 Balls of Wool|
|Milestone Cape (60)||60||60||6 Balls of Wool|
|Milestone Cape (70)||70||70||7 Balls of Wool|
|Milestone Cape (80)||80||80||8 Balls of Wool|
|Milestone Cape (90)||90||90||9 Balls of Wool|
Members have the ability to make glass items from sand. It's a great way to build your experience, since everything you need to get started can be found on the island and you don't need to travel from place to place to find the things you need. But first we should make a quick shopping list.
- Bucket of Sand - One bucket makes 1 glass item.
- Glassblowing Pipe - This makes the object.
- Seaweed - You need one seaweed per bucket of sand.
Firstly, just put all of your weapons and armor into the bank since you can't bring them to Entrana. Buy a bucket or 2 from the General store to hold your sand. If you don't want to wait for seaweed to wash up on the beach of Entrana, you can fish for some with a Big Net in Catherby. There is also a respawn on the northern side of the river that runs through Shilo Village.
- Go to Port Sarim and catch the boat to Entrana by talking to the monks.
- Get off the boat and go into the house to the north, across from the furnace. Inside will be a glassblowing pipe on top of the dresser. Grab it. Also notice the stove.
- If you need to, head over to the beach on the far north-west side of the island and pick up some seaweed.
- Go back to the house where you found the glass-blowing pipe and cook the seaweed over the range to get some soda ash.
- Fill your bucket of sand up from the sand pit located conveniently near the range and furnace. It's just south of the range and south-west of the furnace.
- Use the bucket of sand with the furnace to get some molten glass.
- Now use your glassblowing pipe with the glass to bring up a menu of things to make!
Tip: You can also buy up to 80 Seaweed per day from Arhein in Catherby for 2gp each. If you've completed Part 4 of Recipe for Disaster, you can also dive for Kelp in the area you discovered during the quest. This can be cooked on a range just like Seaweed to make Soda Ash.
|Picture||Glass Item||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience|
- Crafting Experience includes 20xp for melting Glass.
- Lanterns are used to see into dark places and they are crafted like normal glass items. For info about lighting them, see the Firemaking guide.
- A good way to get your sand is by completing the Hand in the Sand quest. This way you can get 84 buckets of sand directly in your bank daily. Furthermore, if you do the Lunar Diplomacy quest, you can use your magics to talk to Bert for easier access to the sand.
- For more information about how to get seaweed to make your glass with see the Seaweed section of the Crafting Help Guide
- Oil Lantern: make an Oil Lamp and then Smith an Oil Lantern Frame. Use it with the lamp to make a lantern.
- Bullseye Lantern: make a Bullseye Lens and Smith a Bullseye Lantern. Use the Lens with the Lantern to complete it.
Battlestaffs are useful weapons in RuneScape because once equipped, it takes the place of an elemental Rune. If you enchant one, its power and attack will increase and it will become stronger.
- A regular Battlestaff available from the Varrock Staff Shop or Yanille Magic Guild for 7,000gp.
- A Glass Orb which is craftable.
- Cosmic and Elemental Runes for casting the spell.
- At least 54 Crafting and 56 Magic.
Once you've got everything together, you're about ready to start making a Battle Staff. Decide what kind you want, but remember that at level 56 you can only make a Battle Staff of Water. Take the staff and orb to the correct Obelisk and cast the charge spell on it, which will charge the orb.
- Air - In the Edgeville Dungeon, go into the Wilderness part and head north of the Black Demons until you see the demon, Chronozon.
- Water - In the dungeon near Taverley, go right through, past the Blue Dragons, the Black Demons and Black Dragon. Head northwest and up the ladder.
- Earth - In the Edgeville Dungeon, venture into the Wilderness part and go south past the Black Demons and climb up the ladder.
- Fire - In the Taverley dungeon, just past the Black Dragons.
Once you've charged the orb for your Battle Staff, it's time to craft it onto the staff itself by using the orb with the staff. You can have it enchanted by Thormac the Sorcerer, provided you have already done the Scorpion Catcher Quest. To have him enchant it, you need to pay a nominal fee of just 40,000gp.
|Crafting and Charging Info|
|Picture||Battle Staff||Crafting Level||Crafting Experience||Magic Level||Magic Experience||Runes|
For maps and other info specific to making and enchanting Battle Staffs, see the Battle Staff guide.
Other Uses for Crafting
Besides crafting jewelry and making Battle Staffs, there are several other things that you are able to make with your Crafting Skill.
If you have a Cape of any color, you have the ability to dye it another color. Capes are occasionally dropped by Goblins and Highway Men. To dye a cape, you'll need to buy some Dye from Aggie in Draynor Village, and then use the Dye with the Cape to change the color. Prices for dyes include 5gp and:
- Red - 3 sets of Red Berries
- Yellow - 2 Onions
- Blue - 2 Woad Leaves
You can also mix these basic color dyes into other colors, such as purple or green.
|Green||2||Yellow & Blue|
|Purple||3||Red & Blue|
|Orange||3||Yellow & Red|
Snail Shell Helms, or Snelms, can be crafted by Members after they have finished the Priest in Peril Quest. Snails can be found in the Mort Myre Swamp, and once you kill one pick up its shell and use a Chisel with it. You need at least 15 Crafting to cut the shell, and you'll get 32.5xp for cutting each shell. For more info about Snelms, check out the Snail Shell Helm Guide.
During the Shades of Mort'ton Quest, Members need to rebuild the nearby temple using Limestone Bricks (among other materials). You can cut Limestone into Bricks by using a Chisel, and you'll receive 6xp. Limestone can be mined from the Limestone Mine northeast of Varrock, or bought in the Shop in Mort'ton. For repairing the temple, you'll get 5 Crafting experience each time you repair a part of it. Check out the Shades of Mort'ton Quest guide for more info.
Lunar Ceremonial Outfit
During the Lunar Diplomacy Quest, you'll be able to make the Lunar Ceremonial Outfit. Each piece requires one Suqah Hide, and you'll need level 61 crafting to make the full set.
|Lunar Ceremonial Outfit|