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!

Time Flies… And Cross Stitch Develops!

Hi! Apologies for such a long gap. I’ve been through another rough patch so trying to catch up with my blog’s hard work at the moment. I’m back now though, so hopefully you’ll get more posts now!! I haven’t completely wasted my time whilst I’ve been gone, however – I’ve been making little cross-stitch pieces… Continue reading Time Flies… And Cross Stitch Develops!

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!

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.┬áHope you like them! Donna x Emerald Fireworks Bracelet (Designed by… Continue reading Emerald Fireworks!

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.┬áHope you like… Continue reading Grace Kelly Violet Necklace

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