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Origami Swan Necklace

Use thin metal sheet to make your own origami swan necklace!

Origami Metal Swan Necklace

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know I love myth and legend. So it should be no surprise that my taste in Film and TV shows tends to lean towards the fantasy genre, and at the moment I’m obsessed with Once Upon a Time. If you haven’t watched the show, its about fairy-tale characters that end up in our world, with the main character Emma Swan not knowing she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Due to her surname, there is a lot of swan related imagery in the programme, so when I wanted to create an origami necklace, a swan seemed the obvious choice! Read more

DIY Glitter Earrings

Brighten up your day with these glitter earrings, made from shrink plastic and nail varnish!

Glitter Varnish Earrings

I don’t often paint my nails because with all the jewellery and crafting I do, a nice manicure doesn’t last more than half a day! But I still have some lovely colours of nail polish that I want to use, so why not on some jewellery? You can make any shape from the shrink plastic, but who doesn’t love a triangle? Read more

DIY Cloud Shaped Coat Hanger

Make your own cloud shaped coat hanger!A while ago I saw some cute cloud shaped coat hangers made from laser cut birch plywood online, and it sparked the idea of making my own from wire.  These would be so adorable to hang kids clothes, display your jewellery or just as decoration.

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Beaded Bracelet

Create this cute beaded bracelet with your left-over beads! Its the perfect stash-busting project.

Beaded Bracelet DIY

If like me,  you have been making jewellery a while, you probably have lots of left over beads from other projects. Mixing beads of different colours and shapes together can look really great; the trick is to have a common colour palette or tone and then use some smaller beads that complement them to bring it all together. Read more

Beginners Guide: Jewellery Making Glues

Glue can literally be what holds your jewellery together, so finding the right one is really important. When working with metals, plastic and stones in your jewellery making, you need strong adhesives that are going to withstand wear and tear. No one wants to make a beautiful piece of jewellery, only to have it come apart because the glue wasn’t strong enough. But with so many on the market, which do you choose? These are my 4 favourite glues to use to hold jewellery components, secure knots and attach findings.

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Tutorial – Gilded Glass Dish

Upcycle a cut glass trinket dish with gold pen and white spray paint, perfect for keeping everything from your keys and jewellery!

Painted Gilded Glass Dish

I was getting fed up of just throwing my keys on the side when I came in the door and decided I needed to create something! Having seen some DIY’s involving painting glass vases, I had been wondering what I could find in my local charity shops that I could upcycle and found this lovely (if slightly chipped) cut dish. I am not sure what its original purpose was, but I am fairly sure my Nana had something similar with potpourri in! Read more

DIY Watermelon Print Bag

This fun watermelon print DIY tote bag is perfect for taking to the beach or park on sunny days.

DIY Watermelon Print Bag Tutorial

I am still loving the watermelon trend, it just shouts summer doesn’t it? I have been dying to make a easy print tutorial for a while and watermelon is an easy shape to make a stamp for. This DIY is super simple and requires no special painting skills or expensive equipment. Read more