A gem of a crystal – Emerald Cut

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 […]

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 […]

Crystal Clever Floral Sash

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 […]

What crystals are heart shaped? Your guide to Swarovski Hearts.

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 […]

Pastel Pearls

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 […]

Swarovski scarab bead bracelets

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.