Christmas Ornaments – Mini Snowflakes

These beautiful little snowflakes are so pretty and easy to make as well. There’s a bigger version too, but these little ones suit a tree or home of any size. As with the other ornaments, these will be for sale at my Christmas sales, but would love to hear what you think! Hope you like… Continue reading Christmas Ornaments – Mini Snowflakes

Christmas Ornaments – Crystal Icicle

A pretty crystal icicles kit this time around, and one that’s relatively simple to make. As with the other ornaments, these will be for sale at my Christmas sales, but would love to hear what you think! Hope you like them! Donna x Crystal Icicles Christmas Ornaments Tools Needed: Pliers, Wire Cutters, Ruler, Glue Materials Needed: 180… Continue reading Christmas Ornaments – Crystal Icicle

Christmas Ornaments – Red & Green Wreath

Some lovely colourful wreaths next, in a really simple design. As with the other ornaments, these will be for sale at my Christmas sales, but would love to hear what you think! Hope you like them! Donna x Red & Green Wreath Ornaments Tools Needed: None – perfect! Materials Needed: 448 x 11mm Green 3-Prong Bead, 128… Continue reading Christmas Ornaments – Red & Green Wreath

Christmas Ornaments – Pink Angels

A special Breast Cancer Awareness kit that I have made is little pink angels. Now personally I HATE pink, but some people like it, so I made them anyway! As with the other ornaments, these will be for sale at my Christmas sales, but would love to hear what you think! Hope you like them!… Continue reading Christmas Ornaments – Pink Angels

A Merry Summer Holiday!

In June this year my dad and I went on holiday to the Manor House Hotel in Devon. It’s a hotel that offers a brilliant range of crafts as well as other activities like shooting, falconry (dad loved that one!!), and the usual hotel facilities. We went for 4 activity days (we went there Sunday… Continue reading A Merry Summer Holiday!

Goodbye Jewellery, Hello Parchment!!

So, with May over, I left jewellery making behind and moved onto parchment work. I have to say I have loved doing making jewellery, and I know Karen has – she’s rather addicted!! You can find pictures of everything we made below. Hope you like them!! Donna x

Bead Weaving

Hi All! Another thing I’ve tried whilst making jewellery with beads is using a loom to weave beaded jewellery. Crafty Karen bought the loom for me as an Easter present, and we had originally hoped I could use it when I broke my arm earlier this year, but unfortunately it was not to be, as… Continue reading Bead Weaving

Crystal Maze Ladder Bracelet

So bracelet number 3 of 3 is the Crystal Maze Ladder Bracelet, taught to me as always by the lovely Stella of Navajo Beading (http://www.navajo-beading.net/). Its base is the same as the one for the Embellished Ladder Bracelet, but then there is a big variation.  So how is it made? Like this: The Crystal Maze… Continue reading Crystal Maze Ladder Bracelet

Embellished Ladder Bracelet

Hi again! So, the first of the two jewellery sessions I’ve squeezed in around everything else since last writing (both with the lovely Stella of Navajo Beading (http://www.navajo-beading.net/)) was to make an Embellished Ladder Bracelet. These are really simple to make, and even look lovely worn either way up!! Anyway, here’s how to make them:… Continue reading Embellished Ladder Bracelet

Beaded Bracelet Workshop

Hello again! I went for a workshop with the lovely Stella at Navajo Beading (www.navajo-beading.net), along with my craft buddy Karen, to learn how to make a Spiral Rope Bracelet. How to Make a Spiral Rope Bracelet You’ll Need: 1 stop bead (medium-sized bead), 8 Grams of Core Colour Seed Beeds, 10 Grams of Outer… Continue reading Beaded Bracelet Workshop