A concise look into the history of the Zodiac to celebrate the launch of my new handmade Zodiac and semi precious necklaces. I discuss what a Zodiac sign is, the use of constellations in ancient times and show pictures of my Zodiac necklaces.
A free bead weaving tutorial showing how to take a basic peyote stitch triangle and turn it into a bold statement necklace. Complete with instructions on how to make a two strand twisted rope necklace to finish your peyote triangle necklace.
A few week ago I was asked again by Beads Direct to design a piece of jewellery and write a tutorial for their website. I was required to use beads from their new stock. Before replying I had a quick look through their 'New' section and found the most gorgeous Agate beads in so many... Continue Reading →
Hello! I've continued (mostly) with beading weaving over the last week or so. As mentioned in my previous post I have made my snowflake necklace in 2 other colours. I made these a little simpler with only 3 rosettes to each necklace. I also started a really basic necklace that just grew as I went along.... Continue Reading →
I have had a little time to play with my new beads. I have to say that I am totally in love with the superduo two hole beads I bought, so much so that I keep finding myself drooling over all the pretty colours on line and trying to find new ways to use them.... Continue Reading →
I've realised this week that I should start taking photos of my makings as I go along rather than waiting till I have finished. Common sense, I know, but I get so absorbed in what I am doing that logic escapes me. Anyway, here are the recent pieces of jewellery made with some of the... Continue Reading →
I've been lost recently under a pile of craft stuff. I've been decluttering the house (and I've been ruthless!) but I was adamant I wasn't going to go through any of my craft items. I was convinced that I needed everything I had and that everything had a home. Only when the rest of the... Continue Reading →
Well, what a naughty blogger! I was so excited to set my blog up and I haven't written for weeks. I have however been busy making jewellery so thought I'd show some of my work today. Firstly, a charm bracelet I made for myself. I have a charm for each member of my family-... Continue Reading →
As I have been thinking of a title for this post most of the evening and come up with nothing! I had a small chance today to do some crafting and decided that I would have a break from that bloke in the red coat and hat (I dare not say his name as... Continue Reading →