A Whole Weekend of Learning!

Hi All! Following the brilliant workshops I attended at Stamperama, one of the tutors invited me to come to a weekend cardmaking course with her at Stamp Addicts. I went, and over the course of 2 days we made 14 cards! I learnt lots of new techniques in the process – from basic stamping, embossing and… Continue reading A Whole Weekend of Learning!

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!

Weekly Catchup

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

Emerald Fireworks!

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!

Pretty in Pink!

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!

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

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