Tag: beading

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

This fantastic friendship bracelet project was created by our Jewelry Ambassador, Sarah Millsop, and we thought it was the perfect way to show your bff how much they mean to you! What better way to cement a fabulous friendship, than by creating something handmade and beautiful for […]

Kumihimo Braiding: How To Use Your Kumihimo Disk!

Kumihimo Braiding: How To Use Your Kumihimo Disk!

Have you heard of Kumihimo braiding? In Japanese, the word ‘Kumihimo’ means gathering threads. In jewellery-making, the art of kumihimo braiding can be combined with beads to create some truly stunning pieces of jewellery… which is exactly what Sarah Millsop does in her latest project! […]

Make Your Own Garden Wind Chime: Step by Step Project + Video

Make Your Own Garden Wind Chime: Step by Step Project + Video

Crafting for the home is a fantastic way to combine one of your favourite hobbies with making your home a prettier place to be! And whilst the weather’s warm and we’re all enjoying spending long summer evenings in the garden, what better craft project to get stuck into than a DIY wind chime? Our lovely jewellery-making expert Sarah Millsop has taken a little break from the usual necklaces and bracelets to show you how to create this gorgeous handmade wind chime – and we think it’s simply stunning!  You could incorporate your own leftover beads, and follow Sarah’s step-by-step tutorial video to create your very own wind chime to hang in the garden this summer!

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How to Make a Crystal Dragonfly [Sarah Millsop]

How to Make a Crystal Dragonfly [Sarah Millsop]

You can make your crystal dragonfly in any size and embellish the wings with more or fewer bicone beads. Why not try adding seed beads for more color and detail? – Sarah Millsop

How to Make a Beaded Spider [Sarah Millsop]

How to Make a Beaded Spider [Sarah Millsop]

You can make your beaded spider in any size and color you like. Attach to brooch backs or use as embellishments for your home decor… they are fun and simple to create, and a great use of leftover beads! If you want to wear your […]

How to Make Bead Embellished Bugs [Sarah Millsop]

How to Make Bead Embellished Bugs [Sarah Millsop]

You can create any type of bug, fly or beetle with this beading technique, so there are no right or wrong patterns or designs. You can even free-form and get creative with your critters! 🐜

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New To You – Jewelry Making

New To You – Jewelry Making

Join us during National Craft Month as we try a new craft every week! This week we’re getting bead crazy with New to You – Jewelry Making! Jewelry making is a creative craft that lets you wear and showcase your creations. We’ve collected projects, videos, […]

New to You – Shhh! 5 Jewelry Making Secrets for Beginners

New to You – Shhh! 5 Jewelry Making Secrets for Beginners

This year, for National Craft Month, we’d like to challenge you to try something new. Each week we’ll offer you new tips, tricks and projects for a selected craft. For this week we’ve got 5 jewelry making secrets for beginners. Gather up your supplies and give […]