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! […]
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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: […]
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?
Crafting for the home is a fantastic way to combine one of your favourite hobbies with making your home a prettier place to be! And whilst the weather’s warm and we’re all enjoying spending long summer evenings in the garden, what better craft project to get stuck into than a DIY wind chime? Our lovely jewellery-making expert Sarah Millsop has taken a little break from the usual necklaces and bracelets to show you how to create this gorgeous handmade wind chime – and we think it’s simply stunning! You could incorporate your own leftover beads, and follow Sarah’s step-by-step tutorial video to create your very own wind chime to hang in the garden this summer!
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 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.
Whether you have an hour or a few minutes, we have your jewellery making needs covered with some FANTASTIC savings! How about making a piece of jewellery in just 10 minutes for under £10? This week, Sarah Millsop has been having a play with some of Solid […]
Halloween is always fun for getting crafty and dressing up, but we’re probably all guilty of occasionally leaving things until the last minute. That’s where this 5 Minute Make steps in. If you’re in need of a quick fix for the kids or a fun party accessory, these cat ears are for you! Sarah Millsop‘s project is quick, easy, and super cute.
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 […]
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 created and written by our Jewellery Ambassador, Sarah Millsop.