Hi Again!! You’ve seen the Emerald Green Firework Bracelet Necklace and Bracelet I made. Well, now I’ve made a Midnight Black Necklace too, and the bracelet is in the works (will add the pics when it’s finished!). It’s made the same way as the other, but the materials used for the necklace are: 20 x… Continue reading More Fireworks!
Hello Again!! Do you remember the Emerald Fireworks Bracelet I made not long ago? Well, I’ve now made a matching necklace to go with it. It’s also a kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester, designed by Janine McGinnies. Here’s the tutorial: Emerald Fireworks Necklace (Designed by Janine McGinnies) Materials Needed: 20 x 6mm Emerald Swarovski… Continue reading An Explosive Necklace!
Hi! Day 7 of my lovely holiday at the Manor House Hotel for 12 blissful days of crafting! Plenty of time for playing with Yaris, as well as lovely food! Spent the morning at a second all-morning session on Creative Embroidery, run by Jo, the same lady who taught me it before (a great tutor!!).… Continue reading Craft Holiday Day 7 – Winter Walks & Crafty Cakes!
Hi! Day 4 of my lovely holiday at the Manor House Hotel for 12 blissful days of crafting! Plenty of time for playing with Yaris, as well as lovely food! Spent the morning at an all-morning session on Creative Embroidery, run by Jo, the same lady who taught us Patchwork earlier in the week (a… Continue reading Craft Holiday Day 4 – Winter Wonderland, Enamelled Hearts & A Relaxing Massage
Hi all! Well, it’s been a busy two weeks! Last week was my birthday, and I seem to have been playing catch up ever since! Still, always worth it for a day off right? My time management course is going really well – it really makes you look at what exactly you’re doing with your… Continue reading Weekly Catchup
Something a little different today! With my share of the money from the Christmas sales, I bought a box of assorted kits, beads and other items from my supplier in America who I got the Christmas ornament kits from. They’d offered me a big box of unspecified items from their sale, so I thought I’d… Continue reading Big Box Project 1 – Gingerbread Men!
This beaded bracelet is made using reflective bicones that are really sparkly and look gorgeous! It’s made using another kit from The Bead Shop, Manchester, and is a lot simpler to make than would first appear. Anyway, have a look and see what you think. Hope you like them! Donna x Emerald Fireworks Bracelet (Designed by… Continue reading Emerald Fireworks!
This pink bracelet is made using memory wire, so it shapes to your wrist whatever your size! Personally I HATE pink, but for those who do like it, I’m sure the colours here will be just perfect!! Anyway, have a look and see what you think. Hope you like them! Donna x Miyuki Peach Memory Wire… Continue reading Pretty in Pink!
This beautiful necklace is based on a design worn by Grace Kelly in the film To Catch a Thief. It’s designed by Janine McGinnies, and sold by The Bead Shop, Manchester as a kit. While it looks beautifully detailed, it’s actually simple to make. Anyway, have a look and see what you think. Hope you like… Continue reading Grace Kelly Violet Necklace
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!