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 […]

The Handmade Show 

First time nerves showing here! I’ve managed to get this far in my career without selling anything but this year having designed a range of crochet jewellery featuring Swarovski crystals and opened an ETSY shop, decided it was time to have a go!  The designs are presently available in five cord colours with toning Swarovski […]

Strictly Come Dancing – Sewing The Dresses — Did You Make That?

Am I jealous? Very! I trained originally in Dress and Design and so have a fascination for pattern cutting. What I would do to have been in Karen’s shoes…. to see all those sparkly crystals – I’m hoping they use only the best Swarovski of course! Every year when Strictly Come Dancing arrives on TV I […]

Swarovski Spike Pendant revisited

The Swarovski Launch for Autumn/ Winter 2016 is introducing fabulous colours and shapes and revisiting some favourites such as the gorgeous patina coated spike pendant. Such a beautiful Autumn colour scheme, enhanced with pearlised Silversilk cord from www.i-beads.co.uk #swarovski, #spikependant, #crystals #silversilk #seedbeads

Another book signing!

One of the side effects of doing a show on Create and Craft TV  is that I sell lots of books that need to be signed! Three different books today the Beader’s Bible, Knotting and Braiding Bible and the lovely Girl’s Guide to Basic Beading. Catch the show online for the next week! http://m.createandcraft.tv/shows/Crystal-Inspirations–2534599?channel=CC