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23/09/2013
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How To Use Super Duo Beads for Bracelets

The arrival of our new Super Duo beads we have been on the hunt for exciting ways to use them. Super Duo beads are big business in America and the UK has a lot of catching up to do, but lucky for us, there are now hundreds of beginner’s projects to be found online; leaving no excuse for you not to have a go. The majority of Super Duo beads projects will require a beading needle and Fireline so make sure to purchase these before you start.  Super Duo beads... Read More

27/03/2013

Retro Trends: 1900s

Although we love new trends and exciting, talented young designers, we’re also big fans of classic jewellery looks. There’s always a way to wear these looks, whether it be in a vintage style or through a cool reinvention. Over the next few months, we’ll be looking at a number of classic jewellery trends, from the delicate 1900s through to the mish-mash styles of the 1970s. This week, we’re focusing on the 1900s.   The 1900s heralded a new era in both history and fashion. Edward VI’s accession to the throne... Read More

26/10/2012

Halloween Gothic Style Inspired Jewellery Kits

So it’s that time of year again when the ghouls and goblins come out to play and witches are flying around on their broom sticks!  Oooh we love a good Halloween fancy dress party here at the bead shop, so we thought to get into the spirit of things I would design some Halloween Gothic style inspired jewellery making kits. We have some limited edition Jewellery making kits, including a toggle charm bracelet and earrings. It was very easy to be inspired with these lovely new pumpkins and witches hat charms. These... Read More

29/05/2012

The key to jewellery making is to be true to yourself

One of my self-inflicted rules in jewellery making is to create pieces that I would wear myself. I’ve never really been one to follow fashion and if I like something, I tend to like it forever!  But I do watch current trends and will adapt them to suit my style. Seasons are of course a major influence. I know I am unlikely to sell a heavily beaded black number in the summer; and I won’t go too wrong producing a range in corals and turquoise whatever the year! Of course,... Read More

20/10/2011

How To Make…Autumn Bag Charm with Swarovski Crystals

Place the selection of beads onto headpins a couple of beads on one headpin, or just 1 bead, You can put three on a headpin, but make sure you have a big bead first then 2 smaller beads, you will find making the loop easier. Make a simple loop on the beaded headpins   Cut the chain into three different lengths attach each length with a jump ring to the bag charm clip. Start to attach the headpins onto the chains using the jump rings spreading them along the lengths... Read More

05/10/2011

How To Make…Powder Purple Swarovski Pearl Watch

 Cut two lengths of tiger tail approx 20 cms long, thread one length through one side of the watch,  so you have two lengths on either side the same. On one side thread on a stardust bead Swarovski pearl  another stardust, pearl and stardust, repeat on the other side.. Thread onto both wires a 6mm Swarovski, now open the wires and repeat the first pattern, thread on a 6mm, and then 2 stardust onto both wires. Thread on a crimp and clasp onto both wires, thread both wires over the... Read More

Kids Summer holidays have arrived!

If you have youngsters to keep occupied and entertained why not encourage them to be creative and make their own jewellery? Using our jewellery making kits to make fabulous items couldn’t be simpler. We have a Jewellery Making Starter Kit which include tools, findings and glass beads, along with an illustrated booklet packed with helpful tips, so that a jewellery making novice can easily make something special. Our Complete Beginners Jewellery Kit includes beautiful Swarovski, Picasso and Stardust beads along with a range of findings, and an instruction leaflet. If your... Read More

08/06/2011

How To Make…Romantic Kilt Pin

Cut two lengths of chain, 14cms and 10cms, thread both ends to a open thick jump ring and attach to the 1st and 6th loop on the pin. [toggle title=”Techniques: Opening a jump ring”]  [half] [/half] [half_last]  With your left hand hold the jump ring steady using one of the flat nose pliers. Now using another pair of flat nose pliers, with your right hand, bring them towards you to open. [/half_last]   [half] [/half] [half_last] To make sure you get a really secure fit, close the jump ring making... Read More

11/05/2011

Designer Interview – Suzanne Allison

[half] [/half] [half_last] [/half_last] When and how did you start making jewellery? Who is your favourite designer? What cant you live without when making jewellery? What advice would you give to someone getting into jewellery making? What makes you smile the most when making jewellery? What advice would you give to someone thinking of setting up a business to sell their jewellery? Finally, what jewellery do your customers love the most? and anything you would like to add? [half][/half] [half_last][/half_last] [half] [/half] [half_last] [/half_last]

10/12/2010

How To Make…Angel Fairy Bookmark

Place your beads onto headpins and eyepins, and then make your loops. Attach a jump ring to the fairy. [toggle title=” Technique: Open A Jump Jing “]  [half] [/half] [half_last]  With your left hand hold the jump ring steady using one of the flat nose pliers. Now using another pair of flat nose pliers, with your right hand, bring them towards you to open. [/half_last]   [half] [/half] [half_last] To make sure you get a really secure fit, close the jump ring making sure that the ends touch each other. [/half_last] [/toggle] To... Read More