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 […]
It seems such a long time since I made this pretty necklace for I-Beads to feature in this month’s issue of Perlen Poesie but it has just been published. Inspired by I-Beads Celestial Skies Competition I chose beautiful dark blue seed beads to create the stars in Right Angle Weave that surround the bezelled Swarovski Rivolis. I also amended […]
Summer is in the air and it is definitely prime wedding season. The new issue of Handmade Wedding is in the shops and features some amazing ideas including a few of mine. Subscribe to Handmade Wedding here The hair vine is one of my favourite designs made using wire, pearls and seed beads. I think that it […]
As someone who loves incorporating textiles into jewellery designs, these soutache earrings (one would make a brilliant pendant) were just a joy to make – featuring some fabulous fancy stones such as the pretty powder blue oval as a centre piece – and so easy to make in simple stages. Find out how in the […]
A couple of long pieces of beautiful silk ribbon is all that is needed to attach the vine…
http://wp.me/P2LXaR-7L follow the short link for step images to go alongside the steps in issue 71 of Make and Sell jewellery magazine.
Mocking up a design for Make and Sell Jewellery magazine using a whole lot of fancy stones including the new heart shape. I’m planning to use a wiring technique I’ve used before so it should all come together!
Cluster style jewellery is easy to make – you simply add headpin dangles into links on a basic chain. This design works because the heavy chain looks like it is going right through the beads! I was demonstrating for Beads Direct at Hobbycraft in November 2014 using some fabulous mixed packs of Swarovski Crystals and decided to use packs from two […]