Crafty Holiday 2014: Day 7 – Making Cards & Jewellery – & Dad Comes Down To Stay!

Hi All! As my App didn’t want to work while I was on hols the last two week (& I spent ages writing the posts up too!!) thought I’d post them now I’m home. Will post one or two a day for the next week or two, giving me time to recover!! Anyway, enjoy, and… Continue reading Crafty Holiday 2014: Day 7 – Making Cards & Jewellery – & Dad Comes Down To Stay!

Craft Holiday Day 7 – Winter Walks & Crafty Cakes!

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!

Craft Holiday Day 4 – Winter Wonderland, Enamelled Hearts & A Relaxing Massage

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

Shamballa… With A Difference!

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!

Yummy Gingerbread… For Wearing!

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!

Making Ladders!

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!

Chain Maille Earrings – Flowers!

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!