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 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 […]
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 […]
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 the length of a single strand, so it will wrap around your wrist several times. If you are short of time or beads, you can make a single strap. Just allow for the number of ‘wraps’ in your measurements, and keep checking your work as you bead; it’s easy to get carried away and bead a length that is too long!
Follow Sarah’s instructions below to create your own beautiful Mother’s Day bracelet, and get ready to root through your cardstock stash!
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 […]
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 […]
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 back over the years and changing trends before looking at the many styles of necklaces we wear today.