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 →
When I was a kid I would spend hours with lengths of embroidery floss making friendship bracelets. I was always delighted when I learned a new knotting technique and intrigued to see how it would look in different colours. I suppose not much has actually changed since then only now, instead of embroidery thread, I... Continue Reading →
I made these some time ago but never got around to blogging them (mainly because I'm pretty rubbish at blogging at the moment!) My aim was to give the impression of a delicate lace pattern but in polymer clay. I figured that using black for the 'lace' and translucent to support the pattern was the... Continue Reading →
Learn to make polymer clay bargello with this simple step by step tutorial. Create unique jewellery from left over scrap clay.
So, being the super savvy Etsy seller that I am (read - I am totally not super savvy or particularly fashion forward!) I looked up what is on trend for Autumn. The answer was, amongst other things, most definitely animal print. I thought it would be fun to try my hand at a leopard print... Continue Reading →
At the start of the summer I decided that I wanted to make some simple beaded, polymer clay necklaces. These were supposed to be quick and easy beads to make fun, everyday necklaces. I chose my colours of clay and made into little balls. I decided to hand emboss little patterns onto them which would... Continue Reading →
Whilst I was preparing for the craft fair in June I sat looking at my clay and paired up a deep purple and summery turquoise. I decided they would look lovely, together, as feathers. I now realise in hindsight that the colour combination wasn't pure fluke as my daughters waterproof coat is turquoise with a... Continue Reading →
Hello, I have no idea when I last blogged and I have to admit that I hesitated before sitting down to write today. I am going to be 100% honest and admit that I am struggling to fit everything in at the moment and, with so many balls that I seemingly have to keep in... Continue Reading →