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Deck The Halls!

Deck The Halls!

Your guide to creating exquisite, floral, hand-crafted table favours, cracker gifts and stocking fillers this Christmas.
When it comes to Christmas, most of us don’t have the time or inclination to try and achieve an all-out handmade nirvana a la Kirsty Allsop. Yet, finding original, quirky, personalised gifts and stocking-fillers for friends and family who, let’s face it, have everything anyway, is always something of a headache. You want them to love what you’ve given them[..]

Categories: Handmade Cracker gifts, Handmade Christmas

Embellished Luxury Knits Project

Embellished Luxury Knits Project

Snuggle down this autumn with a gorgeous embellished knitwear project
The nights are drawing in, the soft, misty mornings seem strangely alert and crisp and the leaves are curling and billowing at our feet in their rainbow-hued serenade to autumn. What better time to snuggle down beside a crackling fire and take on a decadent autumn knitwear project embellished with our favourite lustrous knit-friendly Preciosa Ornela seed beads?
Luxury yarn and Preciosa beads – a marriage made in he[..]

A Tale with a Twist – A Celebration of Preciosa Ornela Seed Beads.

A Tale with a Twist – A Celebration of Preciosa Ornela Seed Beads.

We explore the history of one of our favourite and most versatile beads, the Presiosa Ornela seed bead, and introduce you to a dramatic spiral seed bead necklace suitable for every level of jewellery designer.
Humble beginnings
Our relationship with jewellery dates back many thousands of years. Indeed, the discovery in 2013 of 130,000-year-old Neanderthal eagle talons adorned with deliberate cuts and notches led archaeologists to believe that they had discovered the world’s oldest kn[..]

Categories: Beads, Glass Beads, How to Bead, Jewellery Making

Your Colours, Our Design - Personalised Seed Bead Bracelets.

Your Colours, Our Design - Personalised Seed Bead Bracelets.

One of the most common things we hear from people who would love to have a go at creating their own jewellery is: “We don’t know where to start and wouldn’t know which colours to choose”.
So here you have it, the perfect beginner’s project, with a simple accompanying step-by-step video and free instructions. And the most exciting bit; we supply the design, YOU choose the bead colours.

Elegant luxury* (*and it won’t break the bank – shh!)
We [..]

Categories: Beads, Glass Beads, How to Bead, Jewellery Design, Jewellery Making

A Hand Knitted Beaded Sock for English Summer Days

A Hand Knitted Beaded Sock for English Summer Days

There’s no denying the character of a hand knitted pair of socks, crafted perfectly to your taste and created from soft fine yarn. With a pair of hand knitted, beaded socks you’re guaranteed to feel cosy and maintain control and comfort even when the weather is not so perfect.
The feeling of slipping on a pair of cosy socks is unbeatable, even in circumstances where you would perhaps be less likely to wear a pair of socks at all. You could even say a comfy pair of socks can help c[..]

Categories: Knitting, Beads

Mother’s Day Masterclass 2017

Mother’s Day Masterclass 2017

Mother’s Day is nearly upon us, and we wanted to invite you all to raise a glass (bead!) in celebration of cherished mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law everywhere!
As a special thank-you to mothers far and wide, we’ve put together a FREE ring-making masterclass which we hope you will enjoy sharing with your family and friends this Mothering Sunday.

We’ve kept the technical aspects of this project super simple so that it can be enjoyed by all abiliti[..]

Categories: Beads, How to Bead, Glass Beads, Jewellery Design, Jewellery Making

Three-step beginner’s guide to necklace making with Czech glass beads.

Three-step beginner’s guide to necklace making with Czech glass beads.

Going ‘back to basics’ with jewellery design doesn’t actually mean creating a piece that looks amateurish or simplistic. Far from it. When you’re working with Czech glass beads, which are vibrant and striking in their own right, it’s often the purest designs which allow the intricacies of the beads to sing the loudest.
Simply the best
This month, we have put together a three-step guide to creating this beautiful triangle drop necklace, which uses only the simp[..]

Categories: How to Bead, Jewellery Making, The Design Studio

What colour is your Christmas?

What colour is your Christmas?

Traditional or modern?
Pine-scented trees, sparkly baubles, twinkling lights, red-nosed reindeer, ruddy-cheeked Santa, brandy-soaked puddings, holly, ivy, mistletoe and presents galore…
These are just some of the things that shout Christmas louder than any collective jingle of Christmas Number Ones blasted from high street stereos each winter, assaulting us with their dubious Christmas cheer. Bah humbug!

Roll back the blatant commercialism of Christmas though, and underneath [..]

Categories: How to Bead, Jewellery Design

The spirit of the season

The spirit of the season

We delve into the murky depths of All Hallows Eve, and take inspiration from this annual festival of ghoulish remembrance for two of our latest seasonal jewellery kits. Read on to find out a little more about our two-beautiful Autumn-inspired necklaces. As a special Halloween treat, we are also offering 25% off our Autumn Collection including the featured bracelet kits to help inspire your own design journey.

Halloween – why all the fuss?
All Hallows’ Eve, or Halloween as i[..]

Categories: Beads, Glass Beads, How to Bead, The Design Studio, Jewellery Making

It’s a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

The history of scarves, and how to create a unique statement-piece beaded woollen scarf.
From humble beginnings, scarves have grown from being the most basic of clothing staples to becoming the must-have fashion accessory of the well-heeled lady or gent, and the epitome of sartorial elegance.

The elegant silk headscarf became the epitome of high fashion in the 1950s.
Cultural icons including Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis influenced an entire generation into the wearing of elega[..]

Categories: Beads for Wool

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