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Sarah Millsop

Sarah Millsop’s DIY Ring Cone [With Printable Template]

Sarah Millsop’s DIY Ring Cone [With Printable Template]

If you’re a jewellery crafter (or simply a jewellery-lover!) you’ve no doubt got boxes of pretty accessories tucked away in cabinets and drawers. But have you ever considered displaying your jewellery, to make it easier to access… and prettier to look at? Our jewellery-expert Sarah […]

How to Make a Bead Embellished Snowflake Cushion

How to Make a Bead Embellished Snowflake Cushion

This is such a fabulous home decor idea for the winter season and a wonderful way to combine some of my favourite crafts. I have embellished a section of fabric with four snowflake designs using seed beads and bugle beads and created a very simple envelope […]

Sarah Millsop’s Necklaces 101: Lengths, Names & History [Infographics]

Sarah Millsop’s Necklaces 101: Lengths, Names & History [Infographics]

There are certain names given to necklaces of each length, and these have varied in popularity over the years as fashion and materials that have been used have changed with the times. I thought it might be nice for us to take a quick look […]

Beaded Christmas Gift: Tubular Herringbone Bangle

Beaded Christmas Gift: Tubular Herringbone Bangle

This bangle is created in two stages; you need to create a section of Tubular Herringbone approximately 7 inches long. Follow my ‘how to’ video below to bead along with me! — Sarah Millsop

Solid Oak: 10 Minute Jewellery Pieces for Under £10!

Solid Oak: 10 Minute Jewellery Pieces for Under £10!

Whether you have an hour or a few minutes, we have your jewellery making needs covered with some FANTASTIC savings! How about making a piece of jewellery in just 10 minutes for under £10? This week, Sarah Millsop has been having a play with some of Solid […]

5 Minute Make: Cat Ears for Halloween

5 Minute Make: Cat Ears for Halloween

Halloween is always fun for getting crafty and dressing up, but we’re probably all guilty of occasionally leaving things until the last minute. That’s where this 5 Minute Make steps in. If you’re in need of a quick fix for the kids or a fun party […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sun Ray Pearls Make the Perfect Summer Necklace!

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]

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

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 […]