These pretty pastel hanging Easter decorations are made with feathers and colourful glass beads. Add them to a garland or hang from a spring twigs! Read more
Use Pip beads and the simple bead-weaving technique of right angle weave to create this fun Flower Burst Spring Necklace!
I love right angle weave because it is simple to do, but really effective and allows for variation in size and shape of beads used. I’m using Czech glass Pip beads, but I imagining you could get a similar effect with magatamas, drops and dagger beads too! Their elongated shape means the beads stick out and it reminds me of blossom and the first flowers appearing on the trees! Read more
Create a Scandinavian style Easter tree or Paskris, with branches and colourful feathers.
I love needle felting! That you can take fluffy, unspun wool, stab it with a needle and end up with a cute little 3D object still amazes me! Read more
It is fast approaching spring here in the UK and it’s also nearly Mothers Day (or Mothering Sunday) so I am celebrating the two events in this tutorial to make a beautiful beaded flower brooch!
This brooch uses a technique called French Beading, which despite the name, is thought to have originated in Venice in the 16th Century. The method uses fine wire strung with tiny glass seed beads to form 3d flowers. It became especially popular in Victorian England, but fell out of favour due the technique being associated with the creation of funeral wreaths! Now French beading is often used in making bouquets and favours for weddings, as well as for all year round floral arrangements. I mean, flowers you don’t need to water? Sounds good to me! Read more
I had been playing around with Adobe Illustrator a few months ago and one of the shapes I created was this cute little bunny rabbit. I was just going to give away the PDF shape as a pattern for embroidery or applique but then got the idea for a shrink plastic project! I love shrink plastic, you can create such amazing things and using the bunny template you can make a magnet or necklace!