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Tag: Beading

Kumihimo Braiding: How To Use Your Kumihimo Disk!

Kumihimo Braiding: How To Use Your Kumihimo Disk!

Have you heard of Kumihimo braiding? In Japanese, the word ‘Kumihimo‘ means gathering threads. In jewellery-making, the art of kumihimo braiding can be combined with beads to create some truly stunning pieces of jewellery… which is exactly what Sarah Millsop does in her latest project! […]

Bead Selections You Need to Know About

Bead Selections You Need to Know About

This week, we would like to draw your attention to the fantastic jewellery-making essential that is… beads! Beading is such a beautiful and therapeutic craft – not only does it give you the time to sit and create, but at the end of an afternoon in the […]

Make Your Own Garden Wind Chime: Step by Step Project + Video

Make Your Own Garden Wind Chime: Step by Step Project + Video

Crafting for the home is a fantastic way to combine one of your favourite hobbies with making your home a prettier place to be! And whilst the weather’s warm and we’re all enjoying spending long summer evenings in the garden, what better craft project to get stuck into than a DIY wind chime? Our lovely jewellery-making expert Sarah Millsop has taken a little break from the usual necklaces and bracelets to show you how to create this gorgeous handmade wind chime – and we think it’s simply stunning!  You could incorporate your own leftover beads, and follow Sarah’s step-by-step tutorial video to create your very own wind chime to hang in the garden this summer!

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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, […]

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 means that each time we create a length of jewellery, it is a three-dimensional cube. So now we’ve explained the beading term CRAW, we’ thought you ought to see it in action! The lovely Sarah Millsop has created a beautiful CRAW bracelet, and the cubic right angle weave beading tutorial is below… enjoy!

CRAW Bracelet Tutorial

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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 […]

FREE Crafty Maths Boardgame!

FREE Crafty Maths Boardgame!

The bank holiday is coming (hooray) and we know you’ll be looking for fun and crafty ways to entertain the family. We’ve come up with this fun and simple boardgame which will get everyone together! All you need to do is scroll down and download the PDF game, gather some crafty bits and bobs from the stash, and invite your friends, family and little ones over for a fun session! The beauty of this game is that all crafters are welcome; you don’t have to use jewellery or beads, you can use anything from the stash, such as pom poms, buttons, embellishments and more! Who needs another excuse to get creative and raid the craft room, after all?!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 cushion to finish. — Sarah Millsop

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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 a smaller jump ring also. Have a play and even make matching bracelets with the leftovers! Sarah Millsop

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