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A Touch of Magic: Angela Finch’s Easy Gemstone Earrings Tutorial

A Touch of Magic: Angela Finch’s Easy Gemstone Earrings Tutorial

Few gemstones are as well-known or as distinctive as amethyst. Its unique purple coloration sets it apart from the crowd, and makes it perfect for creating stand-out jewellery. As well as being beautiful, it’s also renowned as a meditative and calming stone, believed by some […]

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

This fantastic friendship bracelet project was created by our Jewellery Ambassador, Sarah Millsop, and we thought it was the perfect way to get creative and show your BFF just how much they mean to you. What better way to cement a fabulous friendship, than by […]

DIY Macrame Bracelet: Sarah Millsop’s Quick and Easy Tutorial!

DIY Macrame Bracelet: Sarah Millsop’s Quick and Easy Tutorial!

Macrame bracelets – they’re gorgeous to look at, make fantastic gifts and friendship bracelets, and can be personalised to suit a range of looks and styles. What you may not know about these pretty jewellery must-haves, is that they’re super quick and simple to make, […]

Sarah Millsop’s Handmade Wedding Choker

Sarah Millsop’s Handmade Wedding Choker

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 purple hue, or a trendy turquoise shade. Whichever matches you! – Sarah Millsop

Look After Yourself During Stress Awareness Month – and Beyond!

Look After Yourself During Stress Awareness Month – and Beyond!

Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress can be a key factor in this. If left unchecked, it can have a detrimental effect on our mood, our lifestyle choices, and even our health. Since […]

Peyote Stitch Tutorial: Create a Stunning Pendant With Sarah Millsop!

Peyote Stitch Tutorial: Create a Stunning Pendant With Sarah Millsop!

This week, the lovely Sarah Millsop has been getting creative with the fantastic new jewellery-making kit from Totally Beads, to show you exactly how you can use the peyote stitch to create a stunning pendant bail.  Check out her step-by-step tutorial below, and be inspired […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]