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This article is about the Crafting skill. For information on training Crafting, see Crafting training (F2P) (P2P).


Crafting is a skill that allows players to create items such as jewellery, pottery, and armour for use or for trade.

The Crafting Guild is located northwest of Rimmington and can be entered at level 40 Crafting while wearing a brown apron.

Any items on this page that can only be crafted by members are written in italics.

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Crafting level-up music (link)
The first music that can be played when levelled up.
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Crafting level-up music (link)
The second music that can be played when levelled up.


Spinning is the process of turning raw materials such as wool into balls of wool, or flax into bow strings, by using a spinning wheel. A popular and convenient spinning wheel is located below the bank in Lumbridge Castle.

Finished Product Level Experience Raw Material
Ball of wool.png Ball of wool 1 2.5 Wool.png Wool
Bow string.png Bow string 10 15 Flax.png Flax
Crossbow string.png Crossbow string 10 15 Sinew.png Sinew
10 15 Oak roots.png Roots
Magic string.png Magic string 19 30 Magic roots.png Magic roots
Rope.png Rope 30 25 Hair.png Hair


Weaving is a similar process to spinning, taking various raw materials and making a finished, usable product. Instead of a spinning wheel, Weaving uses a loom to process the materials.

Finished Product Level Experience Raw Materials
Strip of cloth.png Strip of cloth 10 12 Ball of wool.png Ball of wool (4)
Empty sack.png Empty sack 21 38 Jute fibre.png Jute fibre (4)
Drift net.png
Drift net 26 55 Jute fibre.png Jute fibre (2)
Basket.png Basket 36 56 Willow branch.png Willow branch (6)


Pottery is the art of turning soft clay into various objects using a potter's wheel, followed by using the shaped clay with a pottery oven. Soft clay is obtained by mining clay, then using it with an object containing water, such as a bucket of water or a jug of water.

Finished Product Level Shaping XP Firing XP Notes
Pot.png Pot 1 6.3 6.3 Commonly used to hold flour, among other things.
Pie dish.png Pie dish 7 15 10 Used in Cooking for baking Pies.
Bowl.png Bowl 8 18 15 Used in Cooking.
Empty plant pot.png Empty plant pot 19 20 17.5 Used in Farming.
Pot lid.png Pot lid 25 20 20 Used to keep pots air-tight. Must have reached a certain point in the One Small Favour quest to make.



A player crafts leather into a piece of leather armour.

To begin leather crafting, players need a needle and thread, normally purchased from the Al Kharid or Rimmington Crafting shops, 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, 3 coins for hard leather, and 20 coins for dragonhide. There is also a more expensive tannery available to members in Canifis.

The cattle field east of Lumbridge is a convenient spot for leather crafters and is easy to get to, but it is normally largely populated. Another convenient location to obtain cowhide in a free-to-play world is to the west of the Crafting Guild, where there are many more cows together in a smaller place, allowing faster kills. For members, there is a field of cows north of Ardougne and west of the Legends' Guild, which is fairly close to a bank and very rarely occupied by players.

Note: 1 spool of Thread can make up to 5 pieces of leather armour.
Finished Product Level XP Tanned hides Notes
Leather gloves.png Leather gloves 1 13.8 1 Soft Can be worn in the hand slot.
Leather boots.png Leather boots 7 16.25 1 Soft Can be worn in the foot slot.
Leather cowl.png Leather cowl 9 18.5 1 Soft Can be worn in the head slot.
Leather vambraces.png Leather vambraces 11 22 1 Soft Can be worn in the hand slot.
Leather body.png Leather body 14 25 1 Soft Can be worn in the torso slot.
Leather chaps.png Leather chaps 18 27 1 Soft Can be worn in the leg slot.
Hardleather body.png Hardleather body 28 35 1 Hard As the name suggests, it is made from hard leather.
Spiky vambraces.png Spiky vambraces 32 6 - Attach kebbit claws to any vambraces (normal or dragonhide).
Coif.png Coif 38 37 1 Soft Can be worn in the head slot. Gives better defence than a leather cowl
Hard leather shield.png Hard leather shield 41 70 2 Hard Can be worn in the shield slot. Players will also need an oak shield and 15 bronze nails, alongside a hammer, to craft the shield.
Studded body.png Studded body 41 40 1 Soft Can be worn in the torso slot. Gives better defence than a leather body
Studded chaps.png Studded chaps 44 42 1 Soft Can be worn in the leg slot. Gives better defence than leather chaps

Studded leather items are made by smithing steel studs (level 36) and adding them to the completed leather item.


This members-only part of the Crafting skill is extremely similar to normal leather crafting, except that:

  • 20 Coins are paid to tan one piece of hide.
  • Only vambraces, chaps, shields, and bodies can be made.
  • High Level Alchemy is better cast on dragonhide bodies or vambraces rather than chaps, for their difference in coins received.
  • Killing dragons for their hides is slow but profitable. Buying dragonhides is faster, though price is far higher than the high-alchemy value.
  • Players may attach kebbit claws to any vambraces to make spiked vambraces, giving them a +2 Strength bonus and granting 6 Crafting experience.
Finished Product Level Exp Raw materials High Alchemy Value
Green d'hide vamb.png Green d'hide vamb 57 62 1 Green dragon leather 1,500
Green d'hide chaps.png Green d'hide chaps 60 124 2 Green dragon leather 2,340
Green d'hide shield.png Green d'hide shield 62 124 2 Green dragon leather,
maple shield, 15 steel nails
Green d'hide body.png Green d'hide body 63 186 3 Green dragon leather 4,680
Blue d'hide vamb.png Blue d'hide vamb 66 70 1 Blue dragon leather 1,800
Blue d'hide chaps.png Blue d'hide chaps 68 140 2 Blue dragon leather 2,592
Blue d'hide shield.png Blue d'hide shield 69 140 2 Blue dragon leather,
yew shield, 15 mithril nails
Blue d'hide body.png Blue d'hide body 71 210 3 Blue dragon leather 5,616
Red d'hide vamb.png Red d'hide vamb 73 78 1 Red dragon leather 2,160
Red d'hide chaps.png Red d'hide chaps 75 156 2 Red dragon leather 3,108
Red d'hide shield.png Red d'hide shield 76 156 2 Red dragon leather,
magic shield, 15 adamant nails
Red d'hide body.png Red d'hide body 77 234 3 Red dragon leather 6,738
Black d'hide vamb.png Black d'hide vamb 79 86 1 Black dragon leather 2,592
Black d'hide chaps.png Black d'hide chaps 82 172 2 Black dragon leather 3,732
Black d'hide shield.png Black d'hide shield 83 172 2 Black dragon leather,
redwood shield, 15 rune nails
Black d'hide body.png Black d'hide body 84 258 3 Black dragon leather 8,088


Snakeskins are made by tanning Snake hides, which can be found by killing bush snakes (on Mos Le'Harmless), Hoop Snakes (in the Tar Swamp), or on Karamja during the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup activity) or swamp snakes (during the Temple Trekking activity). They can be tanned for 15 coins each, and then crafted using a needle and thread.

Finished Product Level Exp Snakeskins XP/skin
Snakeskin boots.png Snakeskin boots 45 30 6 5
Snakeskin vambraces.png Snakeskin vambraces 47 35 8 43/8
Snakeskin bandana.png Snakeskin bandana 48 45 5 9
Snakeskin chaps.png Snakeskin chaps 51 50 12 41/6
Snakeskin body.png Snakeskin body 53 55 15 32/3
Snakeskin shield.png Snakeskin shield 56 100 2[1] 50
  1. Also requires a willow shield and 15 iron nails.

Snakeskins are also used to make tribal masks into Broodoo shields. Broodoo Shields can be created with 35 Crafting by right-clicking on a tribal mask and selecting make-shield option with two snakeskins and eight nails in your inventory. This grants 100 Crafting experience. The colour of the tribal mask from which it was made determines the colour of the shield. A Broodoo shield requires 25 Defence to wear.

Yak hide

After starting The Fremennik Isles quest, members can kill yaks to obtain yak-hides and make them into Fremennik armour pieces. The Yak hides need to be cured for 5 coins to become craftable. It is not advised to make bodies for experience, because it costs an extra hide for the same return.

Finished Product Level Exp Yak-hides XP/Yak-hide High Alchemy Value
Yak-hide armour (legs).png Yak-hide armour (legs) 43 32 1 32 300
Yak-hide armour (top).png Yak-hide armour (top) 46 32 2 16 300


In the Mort Myre swamp, there are snails that drop shells when killed. Using a chisel with these shells will create snelms. Each snelm made gives 32.5 experience. Snelms come in two varieties - pointed and rounded.

Snelm Level Experience
Blood'n'tar snelm (pointed).png Blood'n'tar snelm (round).png Blood'n'tar snelm 15 32.5
- Broken bark snelm.png Broken bark snelm 15 32.5
Bruise blue snelm (pointed).png Bruise blue snelm (round).png Bruise blue snelm 15 32.5
Myre snelm (pointed).png Myre snelm (round).png Myre snelm 15 32.5
Ochre snelm (pointed).png Ochre snelm (pointed).png Ochre snelm 15 32.5

Crab armour

After beginning the portion of Recipe for Disaster quest to free Pirate Pete, players can craft crab armour. The materials are dropped by the giant crabs encountered during the quest. They can be crafted using a chisel.

Finished Product Material Level Experience
Crab helmet.png Crab helmet Fresh crab shell 15 32.5
Crab claw.png Crab claw Fresh crab claw 15 32.5


Glass is a members-only part of the crafting skill. The following will be required:

With all of the ingredients in the inventory, use a bucket of sand and soda ash in a furnace to create molten glass.

Note: The Lunar spell Superglass Make also can be used to convert soda ashes/seaweeds and buckets of sand into molten glass. Buckets will not be returned, as the spell destroys them completely. Using this spell yields 10 Crafting experience for each molten glass created, rather than the 20 normally obtained by using a furnace. However, this will also make between one and ten extra molten glass.

Use the glassblowing pipe with the molten glass to blow various items.

Finished product Level Exp Notes
Beer glass.png Beer glass 1 17.5 Can be filled by beer barrels.
Candle lantern (white).png Candle lantern 4 19 Can be lit to lighten dark areas.
Oil lamp.png Oil lamp 12 25 Can be lit to lighten dark areas.
Vial.png Vial 33 35 Can be filled with liquid used in quests or Herblore skill.
Empty fishbowl.png Empty fishbowl 42 42.5 Can be used to contain pet fish or in Recipe for Disaster Pirate Pete part.
Unpowered orb.png Unpowered orb 46 52.5 Can be powered into any of the four elemental orbs.
Lantern lens.png Lantern lens 49 55 Can be combined with lantern frames.
Light orb.png Light orb 87 70 Can be traded only after adding a Cave goblin wire to it.


Entrana is a perfect place to blow glass, as it has respawns for glassblowing pipes and seaweed and has a sandpit, a range and a furnace.

Dorgesh-Kaan also has a sandpit next to a furnace. Molanisks, which can be found just south of the city, drop swamp weed, a suitable substitute for seaweed. There is also a range just to the east of the furnace, making Dorgesh-Kaan an effective place to blow glass. For further crafting experience one can add a cave goblin wire to a light orb. Copper wire is thieved from a machine next to the furnace in Dorgesh-Kaan (level 44 Thieving required and 22 Thieving experience gained). Adding the wire gives 104 crafting experience (level 87 Crafting required).

For those who already have their raw materials in the bank, Neitiznot has both a clay oven (for burning seaweed) and a clay forge for glassmaking within one click of a bank chest. Note that Neitiznot is only accessible to those who have completed The Fremennik Trials. Other suitable locations to glassblow include Falador and Al Kharid both of which have banks, ranges and furnaces in close proximity to each other.

Stills and oil lamps

In order to fill oil lamps with lamp oil, use a piece of swamp tar on a lamp oil still with an empty oil lamp in the inventory. There are 2 stills in RuneScape: the scientists house in Rimmington and the lamp stall in Dorgesh-Kaan. The Apothecary in Varrock can also turn the swamp tar into oil for lamps.



Gems can be cut with a chisel. Chiseling gems are also the most efficient way to level up crafting from levels 34+.

Finished product Level Experience
Opal.png Opal 1 15
Jade.png Jade 13 20
Red topaz.png Red topaz 16 25
Sapphire.png Sapphire 20 50
Emerald.png Emerald 27 67.5
Ruby.png Ruby 34 85
Diamond.png Diamond 43 107.5
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 55 137.5
Onyx.png Onyx 67 167.5
Zenyte.png Zenyte 89 200

Silver jewellery

Crafting silver jewellery is done by using cut semiprecious gems, the mould of the jewellery item, and a silver bar into a furnace.

Finished Product Level Experience
Opal ring.png Opal ring 1 10
Opal necklace.png Opal necklace 16 35
Opal bracelet.png Opal bracelet 22 45
Opal amulet.png Opal amulet 27 55
Jade ring.png Jade ring 13 32
Jade necklace.png Jade necklace 25 54
Jade bracelet.png Jade bracelet 29 60
Jade amulet.png Jade amulet 34 70
Topaz ring.png Topaz ring 16 35
Topaz necklace.png Topaz necklace 32 70
Topaz bracelet.png Topaz bracelet 38 75
Topaz amulet.png Topaz amulet 45 80

Gold jewellery

Crafting gold jewellery is done by using cut gems, the mould of the jewellery item, and a gold bar into a furnace.

Icon Finished Product Level Experience
Gold ring.png Gold ring 5 15
Gold necklace.png Gold necklace 6 20
Gold bracelet.png Gold bracelet 7 25
Gold amulet.png Gold amulet 8 30
Sapphire ring.png Sapphire ring 20 40
Sapphire necklace.png Sapphire necklace 22 55
Sapphire bracelet.png Sapphire bracelet 23 60
Sapphire amulet.png Sapphire amulet 24 65
Emerald ring.png Emerald ring 27 55
Emerald necklace.png Emerald necklace 29 60
Emerald bracelet.png Emerald bracelet 30 65
Emerald amulet.png Emerald amulet 31 70
Ruby ring.png Ruby ring 34 70
Ruby necklace.png Ruby necklace 40 75
Ruby bracelet.png Ruby bracelet 42 80
Ruby amulet.png Ruby amulet 50 85
Diamond ring.png Diamond ring 43 85
Diamond necklace.png Diamond necklace 56 90
Diamond bracelet.png Diamond bracelet 58 95
Diamond amulet.png Diamond amulet 70 100
Dragonstone ring.png Dragonstone ring 55 100
Dragon necklace.png Dragon necklace 72 105
Dragonstone bracelet.png Dragonstone bracelet 74 110
Dragonstone amulet.png Dragonstone amulet 80 150
Slayer ring.png Slayer ring 75 15
Slayer ring (eternal).png Slayer ring (eternal) 75 15
Onyx ring.png Onyx ring 67 115
Onyx necklace.png Onyx necklace 82 120
Regen bracelet.png Onyx bracelet 84 125
Onyx amulet.png Onyx amulet 90 165
Zenyte ring.png Zenyte ring 89 150
Zenyte necklace.png Zenyte necklace 92 165
Zenyte bracelet.png Zenyte bracelet 95 180
Zenyte amulet.png Zenyte amulet 98 200


Battlestaves and silver bolts

Making Crafting weaponry is done by combining battlestaves with charged orbs or by creating Silver bolts (unf) in a furnace with a bolt mould and attaching feathers.

Finished Product Level Experience Materials
Silver bolts (unf).png Silver bolts (unf) 21 50 Silver bar.png Silver bar
Water battlestaff.png Water battlestaff 54 100 Battlestaff.png Battlestaff Water orb.png Water orb
Earth battlestaff.png Earth battlestaff 58 112.5 Battlestaff.png Battlestaff Earth orb.png Earth orb
Fire battlestaff.png Fire battlestaff 62 125 Battlestaff.png Battlestaff Fire orb.png Fire orb
Air battlestaff.png Air battlestaff 66 137.5 Battlestaff.png Battlestaff Air orb.png Air orb


A silver bar and the appropriate mould is required to craft one of these items:

Finished Product Level Experience
Unstrung symbol.png Unstrung symbol 16 50
Unstrung emblem.png Unstrung emblem 17 50
Tiara.png Tiara 23 52.5

Temporary boosts

Quests rewarding Crafting experience

Quest Experience
Crafting req. Other requirements
Sheep Shearer 150 - -
Goblin Diplomacy 200 - -
Tower of Life 500 - 10 Construction icon.png
In Search of the Myreque 600 - 25 Agility icon.png
Misthalin Mystery 600 - -
Dwarf Cannon 750 - -
Animal Magnetism 1,000 19 Crafting icon.png 18 Slayer icon.png, 30 Ranged icon.png, 35 Woodcutting icon.png
The Golem 1,000 20 Crafting icon.png 25 Thieving icon.png
Making History 1,000 24 Crafting icon.png 40 Mining icon.png, 40 Smithing icon.png
Tears of Guthix 1,000 20 Crafting icon.png 49 Firemaking icon.png, 20 Mining icon.png
Recipe for Disaster
(Goblin generals subquest)
1,000 - -
Recipe for Disaster
(Pirate Pete subquest)
1,000 - 31 Cooking icon.png
Murder Mystery 1,406 - -
Recipe for Disaster
(Skrach Uglogwee subquest)
1,500 - 41 Cooking icon.png, 20 Firemaking icon.png
Cold War 2,000 30 Crafting icon.png 10 Hunter icon.png, 30 Agility icon.png, 34 Construction icon.png
Enlightened Journey 2,000 36 Crafting icon.png 20 Quest point icon.png, 20 Firemaking icon.png, 30 Farming icon.png
In Aid of the Myreque 2,000 25 Crafting icon.png 15 Mining icon.png, 7 Magic icon.png
Shades of Mort'ton 2,000 20 Crafting icon.png 15 Herblore icon.png, 5 Firemaking icon.png
Observatory Quest 2,250 10 Crafting icon.png -
The Giant Dwarf 2,500 12 Crafting icon.png 16 Firemaking icon.png, 33 Magic icon.png, 14 Thieving icon.png
The Fremennik Trials 2,812 40 Crafting icon.png 25 Fletching icon.png, 40 Woodcutting icon.png if crafting your own lyre
The Great Brain Robbery 3,000 16 Crafting icon.png 30 Construction icon.png, 50 Prayer icon.png
Nature Spirit 3,000 18 Crafting icon.png -
The Slug Menace 3,500 30 Crafting icon.png 30 Runecrafting icon.png, 30 Slayer icon.png, 30 Thieving icon.png
Shilo Village 3,875 20 Crafting icon.png 32 Agility icon.png, 4 Smithing icon.png
Elemental Workshop I 5,000 20 Crafting icon.png 20 Smithing icon.png, 20 Mining icon.png
The Fremennik Isles 5,000 46 Crafting icon.png 20 Construction icon.png, 40 Agility icon.png, 56 Woodcutting icon.png
Cabin Fever 7,000 45 Crafting icon.png 42 Agility icon.png, 50 Smithing icon.png, 40 Ranged icon.png
Enakhra's Lament 7,000 50 Crafting icon.png 45 Firemaking icon.png, 43 Prayer icon.png, 39 Magic icon.png, 45 Mining icon.png
Elemental Workshop II 7,500 20 Crafting icon.png 20 Magic icon.png, 30 Smithing icon.png
The Hand in the Sand 9,000 49 Crafting icon.png 17 Thieving icon.png
Total 81,143

Skill choice

Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Crafting. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.

Quest Experience
Skills available Skill requirements
Client of Kourend 500 twice Any -
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen 2,500 Any skill above 30 49 Farming icon.png, 57 Herblore icon.png
A Tail of Two Cats 2,500 twice Any skill above 30 -
The Great Brain Robbery 5,000 Any skill above 30 16 Crafting icon.png, 30 Construction icon.png, 50 Prayer icon.png
King's Ransom 5,000 Any skill above 50 65 Defence icon.png
Darkness of Hallowvale 2,000 three times Any skill above 30 5 Construction icon.png, 20 Mining icon.png, 22 Thieving icon.png, 32 Crafting icon.png, 33 Magic icon.png, 40 Strength icon.png
Curse of the Empty Lord
10,000 Any skill above 50 Some players will need 31 Prayer icon.png
One Small Favour 10,000 twice Any skill above 30 36 Agility icon.png, 25 Crafting icon.png, 18 Herblore icon.png, 30 Smithing icon.png
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000 Any skill above 50 175 Quest point icon.png, 48 Agility icon.png, 50 Mining icon.png, 53 Fishing icon.png, 53 Thieving icon.png, 25 Herblore icon.png, 59 Magic icon.png, 40 Smithing icon.png, 50 Firemaking icon.png, 40 Ranged icon.png, 40 Crafting icon.png, 10 Fletching icon.png, 10 Slayer icon.png, 36 Woodcutting icon.png
Legends' Quest 7,650 four times Attack icon.png Strength icon.png Defence icon.png Magic icon.png Hitpoints icon.png Prayer icon.png Woodcutting icon.png Crafting icon.png Smithing icon.png Herblore icon.png Agility icon.png Thieving icon.png 107 Quest point icon.png, 50 Agility icon.png, 50 Crafting icon.png, 45 Herblore icon.png, 56 Magic icon.png, 52 Mining icon.png, 42 Prayer icon.png, 50 Smithing icon.png, 50 Strength icon.png, 50 Thieving icon.png, 50 Woodcutting icon.png
Total 105,100

See also