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 […]
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 […]
How would you describe these colours? Black, grey and beige? Or by their Swarovski crystal colours of Jet, graphite and rose gold. According to Pantones on trend guide to colours these are the fabulous Warm taupe, sharkskin and blackest black! Buy online or see you at the Handmade Show in Perth this Sunday #createyourstyle […]
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 […]
Working with some tiny Swarovski bicones to make these little bracelets perfect for stacking. Round crystals make practical fastenings – what colours would you put together? I’ve just added these to my new ETSY shop – is it too early to say they’re perfect for a Christmas gift?
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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
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
Looking forward to my second show on Create and Craft TV tomorrow at 9 am – these gorgeous necklaces made with Swarovski crystals and crystal pearls are just one of the kits I’ll be demonstrating!
David made a lovely delicate summer soup today. Unlike me who sticks with the classic recipes, David makes it up as he goes along! This one is courgette, celery and mustard with fresh peas added at the last minute. The ox eye daisies are fabulous this year – I’ve got two different heights some tall […]