More Fireworks!

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!

An Explosive Necklace!

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!

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

Grace Kelly Violet Necklace

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

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!

Jasmine Necklace

Hi! I’ve also been for another lovely session with Stella of Navajo Beading (navajo-beading.net). We worked on a lovely Jasmine Necklace – a whole new, modern take on pearls (yes, I think “eurgh, grannies! ” when I hear pearls too, but trust me, these look great!). Enjoy! Donna x Jasmine Necklace Materials Needed: 4 x… Continue reading Jasmine Necklace

Festivals galore!

There’s one problem to the summer – too many craft festivals!! There’s always something going on somewhere, or something to plan to go to, never good if, like me, you live on a very restricted budget and don’t get out of the house much!! But I have managed to get to 3 events this summer, which… Continue reading Festivals galore!

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