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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

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

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

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

Wood and Brass Jewellery Holder DIY

Wood and Brass Jewellery Holder DIY

One day I looked at my dressing table, and realised as a jewellery maker, it was sightly ironic that I hadn’t got a decent jewellery storage solution. I had a single jewellery box whose contents had become so tangled over time, that I just never used it! This meant my table was covered in necklaces and bracelets. Sounding familiar? Yeah. Taking inspiration from some jewellery tree stands that I had seen at places like Oliver Bonas and Anthropologie, I came up with this Wood and Brass Jewellery Holder DIY tutorial! Read more

Needle Felt Cactus

Needle Felt Cactus

If, like me,  you struggle to successfully grow house plants, how about making a needle felt cactus? I have given up trying to grow houseplants; the cats chew any bits they can get hold of, my house doesn’t get enough light and I am crap at remembering to water them. So, I’m concentrating on making artificial versions instead!

Never needle felted before?  Pop on over to my Basic Needle Felting Tutorial first! Read more