How to use Fold Over Cord Ends

How to use Fold Over Cord Ends

Ever wanted to make your own cord or leather necklace, but not been sure how to attach a clasp? Or maybe you have tried to use cord ends, but found them fiddly to attach? Well look no further! I’m going to show you my simple way to use fold over cord ends to connect leather or cotton cord to whatever type of clasp you like.  I have tried a few different ways of attaching them and found this is by far they easiest method, with minimal fuss.
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Autumn Bead Necklace

Autumn Bead Necklace

As soon as the weather starts to turn autumnal, I automatically start wearing darker and more muted clothing, almost like i’m trying to blend in! This autumn bead necklace is a perfect addition, dark wooden beads with a pop of bright green cord!

I’m using oval shaped beads, mainly because I think they look like acorns (!), but also the thread sits nicely around the outside. But round beads would do just as well. You can use any type of cord as long as two lengths can thread through the holes in your beads at the same time.  Read more

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Shrink Plastic Necklace Chain DIY

Shrink Plastic Necklace Chain DIY

This shrink plastic necklace DIY is so lightweight to wear, can be made in any colour! This project is cheap to make, but is a little fiddly what with all the cutting out. But the results are worth it!

Its no secret that I love shrink plastic, and I have made quite a few projects using it over the years, but this time, I have outdone myself! This tutorial has been rolling around in my head for months and I and so glad to finally have made it a reality. If you have never used it before, shrink plastic is a thin plastic that you can colour and cut easily but when heated using a paper-crafting heat tool or in the oven, shrinks down and becomes thicker and tougher. Be sure to check out my other shrink plastic projects! Read more

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Knotted Tassel Earrings DIY

Knotted Tassel Earrings DIY

These lightweight and colourful tassel earrings, with added knot detail, are perfect for summer! They use a knotting technique that you might be familiar with. The box knot or crown knot as it is known in Chinese knotting, was one of the main knot used in making Scoubidou! I was in my early twenties when the craze came back into fashion in the 2000’s so I never actually made any myself.  Although its the same knot, the method I’m using is the traditional Chinese variation, which I actually find easier to understand! Read more

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How to Make Envelopes from Wrapping Paper

How to Make Envelopes from Wrapping Paper

I love giving people handmade cards, but I don’t always think to check that I have an envelope to fit my finished card, and often end up putting it into a very boring office envelope. Kinda ruins the effect doesn’t it? Especially hen you have chosen gorgeous wrapping paper for the gift.  So why not create matching envelopes from wrapping paper, even if you don’t have the correct sized envelope to use as a template! Read more

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Cork Fabric Statement Necklace DIY Tutorial

Cork Fabric Statement Necklace DIY Tutorial

Use cork fabric and simple embroidery to create this fun statement necklace!

Cork fabric (or cork leather) is something I had wanted to have a play with for AGES. But I just hadn’t got around to it. Then fate dropped some into my hands, in the form of a mini craft kit from Craftiosity that came in my Blogtacular goody bag. Read more

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Marbled Earring DIY

Marbled Earring DIY

Use plain copper charms and old nail varnish to make this marbled earring DIY. A perfect summer jewellery project!

Jewellery blanks like these copper teardrops have so many possibilities! You can paint them, hammer them, draw on them with Sharpies, glue diamantes on them, use resin or low melt enamels on them. Endless options! Please tell me that I’m not the only one to have lots of old nail varnish laying around. And why I bought green I have no idea!  Read more

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