This simple but effective necklace and earring set is based on a the chainmaille technique of the mobius knot. Jump rings are linked together to look like a knot or rosette.
The mobius knot is a simple (if slightly fiddly) technique using jump rings connected together to make a knot or rose type design. Two points to mention 1. if you don’t know how to open and close jump rings pop on over to my tutorial to learn 2. Jump rings from different suppliers might not work in the same way, due to the terribly complex sounding ‘aspect ratio’. All this means is that jump rings can be made from different thicknesses, or gauges’ of wire, even if they are the same outer diameter. Its not a problem, you just may have to add another or take away a ring if the design isn’t sitting nicely.
The mobius ring is based on the mathematical Mobius Strip –“a one-sided surface that is constructed from a rectangle by holding one end fixed, rotating the opposite end through 180 degrees, and joining it to the first end” , or for the non-mathematical of us, its a bit like when a magician links solid rings together! Read more
This Beaded Statement Collar Necklace uses wooden beads and thread to create a lightweight, dramatic piece of jewellery, perfect for adding a splash of colour to any outfit!
Everyone loved last Statement Summer Necklace so much that it is still one of my most visited post and has even been turned into a workshop! So I wanted to have a go at a contemporary take on another traditionally small beadweaving technique, this time it is netting! Netting is an ancient form of beadwork; the Egyptians used the technique to create shawls and even dresses! Read more
Make yourself a jewelled bib necklace and be ready for the red carpet!
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!
All you need is some flat wire, a knitting needle and a chain to create this minimal, mixed metal curve necklace!
Use thin metal sheet to make your own origami 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
We all need a necklace that goes with everything, and this easy wire-work DIY is just that! Using wire, chain and some jump rings, you can create this light weight but detailed design, the perfect necklace for taking you from daytime to a night out!
Get ready for summer with this beaded necklace, using colourful wood and thread.
We have been having some very lovely early spring weather here in the UK, which has made me want to make some bright, summery jewellery! I came across these turquoise colour wooden beads and knew I had to have them! And paired with this coral thread, it just screams summer! 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!