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 […]

Ways to use Deer hide leather lacing

Deer Hide Leather Deer Hide leather is a fabulous new lacing material that is just so versatile for jewellery making. The lace is ethically sourced and available in a wide range of colours. I’m getting ready for summer, inspired by the beach and seashore, making two pretty bracelets using sand and stone blue shades available from I-Beads. You […]

Feeling the blues

Macramé is my favourite knotting technique and these two bracelets both use the basic square knot. All materials for these bracelets are available from I-Beads, one of my favourite online bead shops. Click the link to buy exactly what you need:  Arrow bracelet and  Chaton bracelet. You can make the bracelets using either 1mm leather or 1mm wax […]

Soul Food 

Have I followed the brief with this design for 2017 A/W Swarovski Crystal theme – Soul Food? Homespun and humble, no waste ethos, regeneration and reuse, Scandinavian design…… Scraps of beautiful fabric sewn into rosettes and embellished with beautiful Swarovski crystals. Featuring the new Crystal lacquer effect rivolis and framed cabochons. The finished rosettes are […]