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 […]
Tag: Jewellery making
This fantastic friendship bracelet project was created by our Jewellery Ambassador, Sarah Millsop, and we thought there was no better time to share than it now, considering International Friendship Day is less than a month away! And what better way to cement a fabulous friendship, than by […]
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! Check out her kumihimo tutorial below, and learn exactly how to use a kumihimo disk to create a gorgeous necklace.
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, […]
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 […]
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 to produce some beautiful jewellery of your own… everything you need to get started is included right here!
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 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 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 step-by-step how it’s done? Check out Sarah Millsop‘s beading tutorial below! And if you’re new to jewellery beading, don’t panic! We have plenty of beading supplies at Create and Craft to get get you started on your journey – plus an in-depth Beginner’s Guide to Jewellery Making that’s packed with tips and advice!
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 […]
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 […]
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 jewellery. There are more decorative ways that you can learn to use your wire and even design some intricate bails, but this project will teach you simple and useful techniques to start with.
Crochet isn’t often associated with jewellery making. When we think of jewellery, most of us imagine elastic thread and wires — what we’d expect to see in accessory stores. In actuality, jewellery making can be far more diverse, borrowing techniques from a multitude of other […]
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 […]
In recognition of National Beading Week, this week’s top pick is centred on beads. We think that everyone should experience beading at least once. This craft is amazingly beneficial for toddlers and seniors alike as it promotes development in motor skills, cognitive skills, and memory. Plus, beading is a lot of fun — you should totally give it a go! For now, here’s some beading eye candy. There’s something deeply mesmerising about beads… Don’t you think?