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! […]
Polish off your broomstick and get your pumkin carving tools at the ready – we’re preparing for Halloween… and this year, we’re leaving no stone unturned! A holiday traditionally dedicated to remembering the dead, today Halloween is widely regarded as a time for fun and […]
We all do it, don’t we? Whether you’re strolling along the beach with your dogs, building sandcastles with the kids, or soaking up some sun on your summer holiday… you always end up spying a pretty shell or two that you can’t resist picking up, or a gorgeous pebble that you think would be perfect for painting – once a crafter always a crafter… no matter how far away from your craft room you are! So at Create and Craft HQ, we thought why not put those beautiful beach finds to good use? And here to show you a couple of fantastic ideas on how to get crafty with them is our very own Sarah Millsop! Check out her gorgeous shell art projects below, and be inspired!
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: […]
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 […]
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 craft room, you’ll walk out with a stunning piece of jewellery or two! And the beauty of creating your own jewellery, is that you can create bespoke pieces to suit your style perfectly! Need a choker to go with that party dress? Create your own! Check out our gorgeous selection of beading kits below, and be inspired!
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 […]
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?
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, too! Once you’ve mastered the ever-so-easy square knot technique, you can create yourself bracelet after bracelet with ease – and these gorgeous macrame bracelets certainly do look fabulous when stacked up on your wrist! Check out jewellery expert, Sarah Millsop‘s macrame bracelet tutorial below, and discover just how easy it is to create these gorgeous pieces!
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 reveals just what an incredible Aladdin’s Cave it really is!