Agate Layered 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 →

Beaded Bezels

Over the years my crafting styles have changed so much but for now my jewellery making seems to have settled into two neat categories - Beadweaving and Polymer Clay. I have treated these as totally separate techniques but started to wonder a few months ago if I could mix the two techniques to make some... Continue Reading →

Exciting News

Woo hoo, I got published!!! In a magazine!!! A little while ago I made reference to a secret project that had been taking up some of my crafting time, well, this week my magazine subscription of Beads and Jewellery Magazine arrived (October/November, Issue 89) with my article of a bead weaving bracelet tutorial. I'll rewind... Continue Reading →

Polymer Clay Ring Dishes

Hello and hello to all my new followers in my chocolate filled absence. The kids went back to school yesterday after their Easter holiday and, as always happens, I can't seem to look after them and blog! I have spent a lot of time over the last year of so feeling quite frustrated with my... Continue Reading →

Experiments with Resin

I fancied making resin jewellery components years ago but for some reason decided that it was too hard although I am not sure why. I felt the old curiosity creeping back up just after Christmas so bought some Gedeo Crystal Resin. After it arrived I waited for a few good kid free hours, pulled out... Continue Reading →

Monochrome Jewellery

When I was preparing for the craft fair in October/November I decided to work on a monochrome collection of jewellery to contrast with all the colourful pieces I had previously made. I always like to work with colour but appreciate that not everyone feels the same way. I had seen two ideas for polymer clay... Continue Reading →

Galaxy Jewellery

Hello! I am a big believer in trying to combine learned techniques with new ways of working. I have made galaxy inspired backgrounds in card making a few times and always loved the results (such as this one - rubbish photo but you get the idea) but since I am now totally in love with... Continue Reading →

Cloud Beads

A few week ago we went to clothes shopping for my kids. You can't go too wrong with supermarket clothes (especially for growing kids) so we went to Asda. Whilst I definitely wasn't looking for myself, I found a jumper with 3 large daisies on the front and fell in love with it. It makes... Continue Reading →

Watercolour Clay?

Hello, A blog a second day in a row! This looks a lot like me trying to get organised. My eldest is off school today on an in-set day (teacher training type day) so she is sat next to me chatting and sewing penguins so if my sentences seem illogical it's because I have a... Continue Reading →

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