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Wire Wrapping Jewellery: Make Your Own Gemstone Bracelet

Wire Wrapping Jewellery: Make Your Own Gemstone Bracelet

Wire wrapping is one of the oldest jewellery-making techniques around, and yet still remains a popular way of working gorgeous gemstones into handmade jewellery. Why? because the creative things you can do with the wire are just as gorgeous as the stones themselves! Wire wrapped […]

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! […]

Crochet Jewellery: When Two Crafts Collide!

Crochet Jewellery: When Two Crafts Collide!

Crochet has not only experienced a big resurgence in recent years, but it’s also undergoing some what of a modern-day transformation! Whilst the old-school crochet favourites, including granny squares, blankets and winter accessories have become hugely popular once more, there is a new trend rising: crochet jewellery.

When we think of jewellery, most of us imagine elastic thread and wires – what we’d expect to see in accessory stores! In reality, jewellery-making can be far more diverse, borrowing techniques from a multitude of other crafts! Here we explore what a simple crochet stitch can do to transform your jewellery-making, and share a simple crochet jewellery-making project you can try at home, whether you’ve ever crocheted before or not!

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Raid Your Recycling: How To Reuse Plastic Bottles In Your Crafting

Raid Your Recycling: How To Reuse Plastic Bottles In Your Crafting

We all know we should do more to reuse and recycle. Luckily, as crafters, we are often presented with ample opportunities to do our bit for the planet by turning the old and unwanted into the beautiful once again! At Create and Craft, we just […]

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 […]

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 to promote patience, peace and tranquility.  And what would we all like a little more of in life (besides time in the craft room)? A little more tranquility would be great!

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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 International Friendship Day! What better way to cement a fabulous friendship, than by creating something handmade and beautiful for your bestie?

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, […]

Royal Wedding Excitement: Are You Ready For Their Big Day… And Yours?

Royal Wedding Excitement: Are You Ready For Their Big Day… And Yours?

Are you all set for this weekend’s big event? The royal wedding of Prince Harry to his fiance Meghan Markle is an exciting event and provides the perfect opportunity for a right-royal get-together! Not only that, it’s also a gentle reminder that wedding season is about to kick into full-swing, which means that if you’re crafting for your own wedding this year, or on the look-out for crafty wedding ideas for the future, then now’s the time to get busy! Read on for our pick of all things wedding – including Sarah Millsop’s stunning handmade wedding choker that’s fit for royalty! (more…)

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 a multitude of shapes and designs, as you’ll see in this fantastic tutorial from our jewellery expert, the lovely Sarah Millsop! Here, Sarah takes you step-by-step through producing your own incredible heart-shaped earrings…

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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 […]

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 bead along!

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