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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Let your heart shine Every Valentine’s Day hearts become the motif of the moment but it is a incredibly beautiful shape to design with any time of the year. How many different heart shaped crystals do you know about? I’ve had a look see and decided to show you some of the different heart crystals available from Swarovski to help in […]
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 […]
Stopped for lunch while sitting in the sunshine today sketching out ideas for the up coming launch using the new Swarovski Collection. Getting a little inspiration with some gorgeous plants in the garden too!
Denim blue rondelles and other crystals woven into a very simply constructed bracelet. Which would you choose – full cuff or the slightly shaped bracelet with feature woven section in the middle? Made using 3mm wax cotton cord and fine 10lb hemp cord.
I used one of my favourite knotting and braiding techniques – Switchback braid – to create these gorgeous stacking bracelets and I think the pastel colours are the perfect way to show off the new Scarab beads from Swarovski. Get your beads, cords and pattern from I-Beads.
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 […]