This week Crafty Debbie and I have been working on Japanese Kusudama. This is a ball made from multiple origami shapes glued together. Traditionally used to hold herbs and spices (like an early air freshener!), now they are mostly decorative. The ones we made are from kits I got at the end of last year… Continue reading Balls… But Pretty Ones!
Like the shamballa look but fed up with the bracelets? Already got some but want some more sparkle in your life and your party outfits? These earrings from another kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk) might just fit the bill, and they’re really easy to make! And the best thing is, you’ll have leftover… Continue reading Shamballa… With A Difference!
Something a bit different this time, with a set of necklace and earrings featuring cute little fimo gingerbread men! It’s made using another kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk), and is really easy to do! Hope you like them! Donna x Gingerbread Man Necklace & Earrings Kit (designed by Emily Kersh) Tools Needed: Round-Nose &… Continue reading Yummy Gingerbread… For Wearing!
More chain maille next, this time using the Japanese lattice earring technique, and are made using the method set out below. This is from the same kit as the flower earrings in my last post, and they are actually a bit easier to make!! Hope you like them! Donna x Chain Maille Earrings – Lattice… Continue reading Making Ladders!
My next earrings I made used a new technique for me, chain maille. These flower ones are made using the Japanese 6-in-1 technique, and are made using the method set out below. I bought this kit online, along with some additional ones for making a couple of bracelets and necklaces, and thought I’d start with… Continue reading Chain Maille Earrings – Flowers!
My next earrings I made were these dangly jewelled numbers. It’s another kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk), and helped work on my loop-turning technique! Hope you like them! Donna x Jewelled Drop Earrings Tools Needed: Round-Nose & Flat-Nose Pliers & Wire Cutters Materials Needed 14 x 4mm Silk Xilion Bicone Swarovski Crystals, 8 x 6mm… Continue reading Jewelled Drops Earrings
These pretty earrings are lovely colours, and simple to make. I got the kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk), in their new year sale. Hope you like them! Donna x Fruity Gem Earrings Tools Needed: Round-Nose Pliers, Flat-Nose Pliers & Wire Cutters Materials Needed 6 x 4mm Amethyst Xilion Bicone Swarovski beads, 2 x 6mm Black… Continue reading Fruity Gems!