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Jewellery

Russian Leaf Peyote Stitch Tutorial [Video]

Russian Leaf Peyote Stitch Tutorial [Video]

This is a gorgeous pattern to use in autumn. Learn how to create lovely leaf-like shapes that can be used for so many jewellery making and crafting projects. We’ll be using a diagonal peyote stitch to complete these Russian Leaves. Watch the tutorial video and […]

Jewellery Trends 2017: Wire Wrapped Stones

Jewellery Trends 2017: Wire Wrapped Stones

Loose stones, rough crystals, and even marbles and sea glass can be used to create very decorative pieces of jewellery. By wrapping your stones in a thin but stable wire, you can make them into thread-able components to be able to use in your personalised […]

Seashell Chic: How to Transform Your Keepsakes

Seashell Chic: How to Transform Your Keepsakes

“We all do it, don’t we? Every time, we come home from the beach with a pocket full of shells, sea glass, sand, and lots more! I don’t think we can help but be drawn to the sandy beach and feel compelled to pick up […]

Crochet and Jewellery Making: A Success Story?

Crochet and Jewellery Making: A Success Story?

Crochet isn’t often associated with jewellery making. When we think of jewellery, most of us imagine elastic thread and wires — what we’d expect to see in accessory stores. In actuality, jewellery making can be far more diverse, borrowing techniques from a multitude of other […]

A-Meow-Zing Crystal Kitty Cat Brooches

A-Meow-Zing Crystal Kitty Cat Brooches

This kitty cat brooch design is ideal for anyone who has creative flair and wants to make an eye-CATching piece of jewellery. Choose from four beautiful colourways: Russian Blue, Tabby Teal, Mauve Mix, or Cerise Siamese. What better way to celebrate International Cat Day? This project was […]

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

To make these really cute and pretty friendship bracelets, we will be using a series of ‘square knots’. There are so many different knots to use in macramé, but this is a great place to start and get used to the techniques. If you do […]

How to Make a DIY Wedding Choker [Sarah Millsop]

How to Make a DIY Wedding Choker [Sarah Millsop]

To coincide with Sarah Millsop‘s wedding today, here’s her wedding choker project! This statement choker is perfect for any special occasion and can be simplified for a more subtle finish if you so wish. Make the choker in a traditional white colour palette, a passionate […]

Which Type of Crafter Are You? Flow Chart Fun [Infographic]

Which Type of Crafter Are You? Flow Chart Fun [Infographic]

Crafties! Ever wondered what type of crafter you are? Well take our easy flow chart to find out! Drop us a comment on the blog below and let us know which crafter you are, and if you agree! For more fun like this remember to […]

16 Bead Selections You Need to Know About

16 Bead Selections You Need to Know About

In recognition of National Beading Week, this week’s top pick is centred on beads. We think that everyone should experience beading at least once. This craft is amazingly beneficial for toddlers and seniors alike as it promotes development in motor skills, cognitive skills, and memory. Plus, […]

Sun Ray Pearls Make the Perfect Summer Necklace!

This Sun Ray Pearls Necklace is a great project for perfecting your loop turning and using the components in a slightly less traditional way. You can add more or less of the rays depending on your taste, and even add more or less beads into […]

How to Make Square Stitch Emoji Earrings 😎😜😍

How to Make Square Stitch Emoji Earrings 😎😜😍

The square stitch is such a versatile stitch to learn! It gives you the same finish and appearance of a ‘loomed’ piece of beadwork, without having to secure several threads. If you enjoyed our Beaded Cake Topper, you will be sure to enjoy creating these […]

How to Make a Crystal Dragonfly [Sarah Millsop]

How to Make a Crystal Dragonfly [Sarah Millsop]

You can make your crystal dragonfly in any size and embellish the wings with more or fewer bicone beads. Why not try adding seed beads for more colour and detail? – Sarah Millsop

How to Make a Beaded Spider [Sarah Millsop]

How to Make a Beaded Spider [Sarah Millsop]

You can make your beaded spider in any size and colour you like. Attach to brooch backs or use as embellishments for your home decor… they are fun and simple to create, and a great use of leftover beads! If you want to wear your […]

How to Make Bead Embellished Bugs [Sarah Millsop]

You can create any type of bug, fly or beetle with this beading technique, so there are no right or wrong patterns or designs. You can even free-form and get creative with your critters! 🐜

Sarah Millsop’s Criss Cross Crystals

A perfect project for any crafter! Criss cross crystals are simple and a beautiful introduction to some jewellery making essentials. This necklace makes a statement but in a subtle and elegant effect. You could make it with smaller beads… but you will need to use […]