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
A quick and easy tutorial this week with this beads and chain earrings DIY!
Don’t get me wrong, I love a project that I can get my teeth into, but sometimes, simple is the best way to go. A perfect beginner project, all you need for this is chain, jump rings, beads and some loop stud earrings! If you are unsure about how to use jump rings or have had trouble getting them to close neatly, pop on over to this tutorial first. Read more
Make this Geometric Cube Necklace DIY using bugle beads, wire and your basic jewellery making pliers! Pop it onto a necklace for a minimal everyday necklace. This project combines several of my current obsessions in one! Its got geometric design, bugle beads and right angle weave! You can use larger bugle beads, but using smaller will be pretty fiddly. Read more
These Air Dry Clay Beads are fun to make and fun to wear! I will show you how to shape three different beads, paint and finish, all ready to thread onto a necklace.
Is anyone else obsessed with The Great Pottery Throw Down? Its like the Bake Off, but with ceramics! I would highly recommend watching if you haven’t seen it, if only for judge Keith Brymer Jones getting so emotional over pots. This make is perfect if you are itching to get your hands dirty with some clay, but don’t have acess to a kiln, as I’m using air dry clay! And because its so easy to use, air dry clay can easily be used with kids, just bear in mind the beads will need a few hours to dry out before you can paint them. Read more
Use beads and wire to make this Crescent Moon Necklace!
I have a bit of a thing about symbols and signs; those images that seem universal, that we keep coming back to time and time again. The crescent moon is one of them that seems to be having something of a moment right now! You can use any type and colour of wire and whatever selection of beads you like. This project uses a wrapped wire loop, if you would like a reminder of how to make one, click over here first!Read more
Make these fun wire pumpkin earrings, the perfect speedy Halloween DIY!
So I have a confession. I don’t like pumpkins, to eat that is- the only bit I like is the seeds. Many of you, especially my American friends, are probably reeling in shock and horror at this and for that I apologise. However, I love the look and shape of them and all the cute heritage varieties that you can get now are wonderful. This DIY was inspired by a wire pumpkin table decoration I saw on Pinterest and I thought I could downsize and make earrings! And the best bit is you don’t need loads of different materials and tools to do it! Read more
Make your own Textile Bug brooch with this cute DIY tutorial! Using a small scrap of fabric and some beads, create this unusual wearable soft sculpture, perfect for Halloween!
Its the beginning of autumn here in the UK, which means three things. 1. I will get sick (that happened last week, so check) 2. People start mentioning c.h.r.i.s.t.m.a.s, and 3. Everywhere is full of scary and gaudily coloured Halloween costumes. The first two, I just have to roll with, but the third I try and turn it around into something more stylish – a pretty Halloween. Think gothic, dark florals and pumpkins rather than skeletons, witches and fake blood. To get an idea of my ideal Halloween aesthetic follow my ‘Pretty Halloween’ pinterest board.Read more
Make these stylishly minimal silver bead earrings using a solid ring and metal beads. I was inspired by a lot of thorn and sharks tooth designs I have seen lately, and wanted to create something of a similar shape using beads.
This make involves a little, tiny, bit of a beadweaving technique called brick stitch. Normally when I use bead weaving its on larger scale beads, but I’m branching out and using 3mm beads! It is only a small section of beading, so nothing too daunting. Also, I’m using some purple beading thread and a needle in the photos purely to make it easier for you to see what I’m doing. I really recommend using a clear, monofilament thread to make these- its practically invisible and is much more stable. Read more
This seed bead chain necklace is a super simple and low cost way to create a statement piece of jewellery! And all you need are some large seed beads and thread.
Seed beads are one of those craft items that people often own, but never know what to do with! But seed beads are cheap, come in many different sizes and colours and so are a brilliant way to create some bold jewellery. This design is a variation on a bracelet that I teach as a workshop, but I fancied a necklace version! Read more