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Cubic Right Angle Weave Bracelet Tutorial: Sarah Millsop’s Step-by-Step Guide

Cubic Right Angle Weave Bracelet Tutorial: Sarah Millsop’s Step-by-Step Guide

What is ‘CRAW’ you ask? Well, for those of you who may be new to the world of jewellery-making, there are many beading terms that are shortened in patterns and written projects. CRAW actually stands for Cubic Right Angle Weave! With this particular technique, it […]

Our Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Craft Room

Our Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Craft Room

It may feel like spring really has taken its merry time in putting in an appearance this year (not that we’re complaining about building snowmen in March!) but nonetheless, the springtime season can only mean one thing: it’s time for the annual spring clean. Some people […]

Seed Bead Earrings Tutorial – Fall In Love With These Pretty Little Hearts!

Seed Bead Earrings Tutorial – Fall In Love With These Pretty Little Hearts!

Seed beads – they may be tiny, but they pack a mighty punch when it comes to jewellery-making! Why? The size of these fantastic little beads makes them so versatile when it comes to designing your own jewellery. These beads can be gathered to produce […]

Sarah Millsop’s Tennis Bracelet Tutorial

Sarah Millsop’s Tennis Bracelet Tutorial

A straightforward yet gorgeous make, Sarah Millsop‘s beaded tennis bracelet tutorial is the perfect jewellery-making project for someone looking to add instant sparkle to their look! These delicate bracelets ooze elegance, and are a fantastic way to practise your jewellery beading technique. Want to see […]

Behind the Scenes at Totally Beads: Celebrating Two Years at Create and Craft!

Behind the Scenes at Totally Beads: Celebrating Two Years at Create and Craft!

If you’re a jewellery-making fanatic, you’ve probably heard of one of our fantastic suppliers of all things beading – Totally Beads! Well, earlier this year, Sarah Millsop took a sneak-peek behind the scenes to find out exactly what goes on at Totally Beads HQ… and […]

Wire Writing Tutorial – Sarah Millsop’s Step-by-Step Guide

Wire Writing Tutorial – Sarah Millsop’s Step-by-Step Guide

Wire writing is a popular form of jewellery-making, as wire is such a versatile medium for jewellery makers and crafters to work with! From making your own clasps, ear wires, connectors and beads, to crafty embellishments and fun little accessories, wire writing opens up a […]

Gifting Made Gorgeous: Sarah Millsop’s Mother’s Day Bracelet and Gift Card

Gifting Made Gorgeous: Sarah Millsop’s Mother’s Day Bracelet and Gift Card

This fantastic project is a Mother’s Day must! Not only will our jewellery-expert, Sarah Millsop, guide you step-by-step through the process of creating this beautiful beaded bracelet, but she has a gorgeous way of presenting your finished gift too! This bracelet is made three times […]

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 […]