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!
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
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
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!
These pretty fimo flower & pearl earrings are simple to make, so were a great starter project for me. I got the kits from The Bead Shop, Manchester (www.the-beadshop.co.uk), and have made them in different colours – white and cream, red, lavender and rosaline (a light pink). They look great in all the different colours,… Continue reading Pearls & Flowers!