This beautiful snowflake beading design is the perfect way to add intricacy and sparkle to your home decor for winter. Our lovely jewellery expert, Sarah Millsop, has embellished a section of fabric with four snowflake designs using seed beads and bugle beads, and created a […]
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 […]
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 pieces also stand out in a crowd of mass produced jewellery, as something that has been carefully handmade… our favourite kind of jewellery! If you’re keen to learn more about creating jewellery using memory wire, you might want to check out our Get The Nation Crafting Subscription. Every month you’ll receive a brand new craft delivered to your door, one of which is a fantastic jewellery-making kit! Check out Angela Finch’s beautiful wire wrapping bracelet project below, and discover an exciting wire wrapping technique that will give your jewellery-making a boost!
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 […]
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!
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, […]
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 […]
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…