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!!!Read more
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!Read more
This statement raffia tassel earring DIY is a quick and simple make, perfect for spring and summer!Read more
This pearl hair clip DIY uses beads and clear thread to make beautiful accessories! Perfect for breezy spring days.Read more
This DIY Triangle Necklace uses just 15 beads and a length of cord to make a fun and geometric design!
January weather can be exceptionally gloomy here in the UK, so who wants a DIY Triangle Necklace that you can make in in whatever cheery colours you like? Grab some beads and cord and lets get making!Read more
A modern take on traditional Scandi and German straw stars, these stylish straw star decorations use metallic paper straws and thread and are perfect for Christmas and events! Read more
Bring a little bit of Autumn magic inside and make these adorable little fabric and bead toadstool decorations. These fabric mushrooms are simple to make and you can even use up odd bits of fabric and beads. Read more
Bold and bright statement earrings are everywhere at the moment, and this colourful thread and bead earrings DIY has a summery, tropical vibe that is perfect to craft your own! I’ve gone all out with the colours, but you could easily use different shades of the same colour for a more subtle version. Read more
Learning how to make loops in headpins enables you to attach beads onto earrings, necklaces and bracelets and is the main way of creating beaded jewellery other than threading. I will show you how to make both open and wrapped loops and explain why you might use one over the other. This tutorial will take you step by step how to make both plain and wrapped loops and we will finish up with a troubleshooting Q&A at the end!
I though this would be a quick post to help everyone getting loops right, but it has turned into a masterpost of loop knowledge! I have tried to take this step by step for those who have never made a loop before as well as cover all the things that people on my workshops struggle with. Lets get started! Read more