A gem of a crystal – Emerald Cut

The Emerald Cut first appeared as a bead and pendant in 2016, the flat back version in 2017 and this year we’ve got the sew-on stone. Sew-on stones have 1.5mm holes at each end making them perfect for threading cords and adding jump rings. Heart shaped sew-on stones were ideal for bracelets but the beauty […]

Tilted dice – the perfect focal for cuffs

It may be raining today but there is still plenty of summer to go and lots of time to make this beautiful cuff bracelet. The focal crystal is new this year and part of the Swarovski Designer Edition from the S/S 2018 Innovations. These amazing crystals were designed by Chris Bangle, the legendary former chief […]

Crystal Clever Floral Sash

Ribbon flowers are so easy to make and this design, which I made to showcase the Swarovski 2018 spring/ summer innovations in London earlier this year shows just what an impact you can create. These exquisite pear shaped fancy stones and little round stones are from the new Crystal Shiny LacquerPRO range – the colour names […]

Macramé meets Gender crystals

Swarovski gender symbols These new crystals from Swarovski seem to be a bit like marmite – you either love them or hate them. I personally love the shape of the crystals and find them very inspiring to work with. The macramé designs were commissioned by Swarovski to showcase innovative ways to attach the crystals. On the […]

Travel Age

My take on this fabulous Swarovski theme – ‘Offset by Crystal Copper, the simple beauty of blue-based hues offers refined simplicity in the modern romantic design direction’. The final piece finished in time for next week’s Swarovski Launch in London featuring the new cross tribe fancy stone and new royal green rivoli. I seem to have thrown so […]

Soul Food 

Have I followed the brief with this design for 2017 A/W Swarovski Crystal theme – Soul Food? Homespun and humble, no waste ethos, regeneration and reuse, Scandinavian design…… Scraps of beautiful fabric sewn into rosettes and embellished with beautiful Swarovski crystals. Featuring the new Crystal lacquer effect rivolis and framed cabochons. The finished rosettes are […]

Pastel Pearls

Inspired by the Work Life theme for the new Swarovski 2017 A/W collection, I’m making a stacking set of different chunky bracelets that should transform into a big bold necklace… well that’s the plan! I spotted this tubular pattern from Nicole Starman and thought it would work well with 3mm Crystal  Pastel Yellow pearls and the […]

Weaving in style

     My love of textiles and textile techniques is always evident in my jewellery designs. #createyourstyle #weaving #swarovski #crystals #denim This cuff designed to illustrate the ‘Earth’ theme for the new Swarovski launch features simple weaving. Worked with a 3mm wax cotton cord,  fine hemp cord, rondelle beads and xilion bicones it is finished with […]