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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

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

The history of knitting

The history of knitting

Inspired by our exhibition at Yarndale 2016 (24-25th Sept), we’ve delved deep into the colourful history of this most ancient of crafts.
In the beginning
The Danes developed a technique called Nålebinding (which literally translates as ‘binding with a needle’) in around 6,500BC. Known as ‘knotless netting’ or ‘knotless knitting’ in English, Nålebinding predates both knitting and crochet and uses just one needle with an eye.
Nål[..]

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New Swarovski Colours – The Balance Of Nature

New Swarovski Colours – The Balance Of Nature

At Boundless Beads, we pretty much work only with BEADS. We enjoy the challenge of creating beautifulJewellery with beads as our medium. Working with beads requires a good familiarity, specifically with the shape and size; this gives a head start when taking a design from the imagination and bringing it to life. A good palette is essential as personal taste and fashion influences, will effect the shape and colour of the finished design.
One of our favorite collections of beads is the Swarovsk[..]

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Handmade Wedding Gifts To Treasure

Handmade Wedding Gifts To Treasure

According to research published in 2015, we Brits are well and truly bouncing back from the recession when it comes to our wedding budgets. Last year, we spent an average of £16,364 on the big day; 28 per cent more than we spent in cash-strapped 2014, and a whopping 36 per cent more than the £11,947 we spent in 2010.

Interestingly though, while we now seem far more relaxed about blowing the budget on our big day, the recession does seem to have taught us a thing or two about f[..]

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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

Creating your own fine jewellery makes a gift, extra special. Modern living is increasingly trying to re-connect with the more traditional elements of the festive season. Creating hand crafted jewellery exchanges the immediacy of modern commercialism for a nurtured, creative expression.
Jewellery making is an intuitive journey allowing the personal relationship with the recipient of your gift to be celebrated.
The festive season is the perfect time to begin exploring the world of beads and[..]

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