This shrink plastic necklace DIY is so lightweight to wear, can be made in any colour! This project is cheap to make, but is a little fiddly what with all the cutting out. But the results are worth it!
Its no secret that I love shrink plastic, and I have made quite a few projects using it over the years, but this time, I have outdone myself! This tutorial has been rolling around in my head for months and I and so glad to finally have made it a reality. If you have never used it before, shrink plastic is a thin plastic that you can colour and cut easily but when heated using a paper-crafting heat tool or in the oven, shrinks down and becomes thicker and tougher. Be sure to check out my other shrink plastic projects! 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
This spiral wire and bead necklace, uses only a few beads, a short length of wire and is a great beginner project!
This DIY is perfect if you struggle with choosing what beads to use in projects. I’m using Czech glass fire-polished beads from a mix – mixes are brilliant if you find it tricky putting colours and shapes of beads together, as they give you a variety of beads that all go together. The beads I used came from a Czech glass mix called ‘bohemian’ and are all faceted rounds with a metallic coating. This variation on a theme, makes jewellery look more considered and creative, without you really having to try! All I had to do was make sure the beads graduated in size and no beads of the same colour were next to each other. Odd numbers of beads also look best, so 3, 5, 7 and 9 are good! 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
Use up all those leftover lengths of chain with this simple stash-busting chain fringe necklace project!
I don’t know about you, but I always seem to end up with leftover supplies from my craft projects, including random ends of chain, as well as having old broken necklaces and tarnished chains that I intend on doing something with. This easy project will turn those leftover pieces of chain into a stylish necklace! Read more
Delicate jewellery set made from Swarovski pearls and safety pins. Super simple to make!
I had noticed designers like Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs and Tom Binns using safety pins fashioned from precious metals in their pieces and the idea to create a simple DIY version popped up in my head. Pearls also seemed to be a recurring trend with designers so why not combine the two!
I sometimes find my brain getting caught up in creating ever more elaborate projects, so its nice to make something that might look elaborate, but is actually very simple. Step up your DIY earrings by using bead caps and spacers. Just adding some decorative spacers and beadcaps can make plain beaded earrings into something special.
After all the bright colours and excess sparkle of Christmas and New Year, I felt the need for something more subdued but that still makes an impression, so I came up with this wire wrapped beaded necklace!
Create this dreamcatcher inspired, chakra style bracelet! This DIY only uses two supplies – a link and some thread!
I’ve had seen various dream-catcher DIY crafts around since summer and wanted to translate that into jewellery, but never quite got around to creating anything. I had kind of forgotten about it until my fave show, Once Upon a Time, had a story involving dreamcatchers. Yes, another Once inspired make. I know, my geek is showing. Lets just make the pretty jewellery shall we? Read more