I love flowers and plants, but I love them even more when I don’t have to remember to water them! This felt flowers DIY shows you how to make beautiful lavender flowers that will bloom all year round, no watering needed.
Where to buy macrame supplies in the UK, from rope and cord to beads and findings. This page goes along with my Modern Macrame Jewellery and Accessories book, but is useful for anyone looking for macrame cords, rope and other supplies. More sections will added in time and new suppliers included as I find them, so bookmark the page for future reference.
Learn how to tie a simple sliding knot, ideal for both bracelets and necklaces that you want to be adjustable, or where you don’t want to use metal clasps. The easiest of all sliding knots to learn, it is made using each end to create an overhand knot around the main body of the bracelet or necklace.
Whilst I am not the biggest fan of actual spiders, I have to admit that their webs are beautiful, especially when they hang from plants and are decorated with tiny drops of dew! Add this to my campaign to make Halloween crafts that are pretty rather than garish and we have a delicate wire spider web necklace DIY, complete with beaded dew!
Necklace ends (sometimes referred to as calottes) are used to end thin cords and beading wires when making jewellery, allowing you to add a clasp. When I first started making jewellery, I didn’t know how to use these odd looking little bits of metal. I realised they were used to end thread and wire, but didn’t twig that you were meant to thread them on, I thought they just clasped over a knot!!!
Create a no sew DIY pin banner to display all of your enamel pins, badges and brooches!
This clever design involves cutting two tabs at the top that are fed through slits to hold them in place. This creates a channel for a length of wooden dowel to go through. The thick felt holds its shape and doesn’t even need any glue!
I bought my first digital camera in 2000. It cost about £250 I think, and for that I got 1 whole megapixel. Being born in 1982 meant that for the first part of my life, photography had been on film, mainly with cheap, plastic bodied cameras. Although I did buy (and still own) a Olympus OM-10 film SLR that was infinitely more satisfying to use. In fact I only stopped using my ‘snappy’ film camera in about 2005, which really doesn’t seem that long ago, does it?