Both these necklaces feature in the November 2014 issue of Make and Sell Jewellery magazine.Read More
This fabulous set of jewellery features in issue 64 of Make and Sell Jewellery Magazine …Read More
Cube shaped crystals make a change from round crystals in a bracelet but you can’t just string a whole lot of cubes as the bracelet won’t curve around. Adding spacers can still restrict the curve so go for round pearls to create the shape. The neon pearls look fabulous with this seasons lemonade and tangerine clothes.
Hugs and Kisses is one of my favourite bead stitches – it’s a variation of right angle weave and so works really well with Swarovski XILION beads. I made this little bracelet to illustrate a q&a in Make and Sell Jewellery magazine June issue. I took images as I was working the design so look out for the instructions on my Facebook page….
A really stunning crystal necklace perfect for a bride, featured in the May edition (36) of Craftseller magazine. The design is created with a combination of wirework and bead stitching. I just love these Swarovski Crystal Navettes as they are pre-set. Available from www.beadsolutions.co.uk. One of the wired sections would make stylish drop earrings.
Bib-style necklaces are one of my favourite styles as they are relatively easy to make, being essentially simple bead embroidery, but really deliver on the wow factor. #Swarovski, #Createyourstyle,#make&selljewellerymagazine
Air blue opal and fuchsia contrast beautifully with the clear crystal fancy stones. Full instructions are in the May edition of Make and Sell Jewellery magazine.
If you’d like to try something different with Kumihimo why not try out this fabulous brooch featured on the front cover of Bead magazine this month? These gorgeous Solaris crystals are a new shape of Fancy Stone from Swarovski Elements. This is one of the projects from my book, The Knotting and Braiding Bible to be published at the end of June.
Pretty little bracelet worked in the ‘hugs and kisses’ pattern with tiny size 15 seed beads forming the crosses over these Crystal Tabac XILIONS which is one of these colours that will go with anything! I’ve made it to illustrate a question in Make and Sell Jewellery magazine in the June issue but it is a bead weaving pattern that I showed in steps in The Beader’s Bible.