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Czech glass and Swarovski Macramé Bracelet

Czech glass and Swarovski Macramé Bracelet

Macramé knotting using fine diameter thread
When the small holes in the prettiest glass beads are too small for your normal choice of thread; Griffin Bead Cord is an ideal solution for micro macramé work.
Griffin Bead Cord comes in a variety of diameters, and has a distinctive twist to its form. The tutorial features 0.8mm diameter Griffin bead cord, within this Macramé bracelet design. The needle is integrated within the twist of the Griffin bead cord increasing desig[..]

Categories: How to Bead

Make Designer Hoop Earrings

Make Designer Hoop Earrings

Discover the jewellery making techniques required to createDesigner Hoop Earrings. Easily achieve professional standards, while learning new skills. Explore new design concepts and possibilities.
Most of all discover new ways in which to unlock your own creative potential!

What do you need
The simplest designs often produce the most stunning results.Sterling silver, Black Finish beads and components, are fashioned in conjunction, with Swarovski® Light chrome bicone beads; to cr[..]

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.925 Gold Finish Stardust Earrings

.925 Gold Finish Stardust Earrings

The Charm Pin consists of a 50mm length of wire with a tiny spherical soldered stopper at its base. The fine diameter of 0.4mm wire combined with the temper of sterling silver, features greatly when working with the Charm pin in the finished results of a design. The charm pin is used to create a charm using an 8mm .925 (gold finish) Stardust bead which is then used within the design. The charm pin technique of wrapping, creates a firm and secure finish. The added beauty of working with sterling [..]

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Jewellery Tutorial with Mini Crimps

Jewellery Tutorial with Mini Crimps

Jewellery making is a really personal and rewarding experience; the tutorial video is a ‘How To’ apply our unique component, the ‘mini crimp’ into your jewellery making. The Swarovski® crystal beads choice is just one element of a dynamic combination emphasising the functional aspect and application of the sterling silver ‘mini crimp’; along side the balanced choice of the selected beads. The full potential of the ‘Mini Crimp’ will be realized [..]

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Yves Saint Laurent – ‘Style is Eternal’

Yves Saint Laurent – ‘Style is Eternal’

Yves Saint Laurent once said; “Fashion fades, style is eternal”
The world famous ‘Bowes Museum’, recently hosted an exhibition, in which they present a comprehensive display of the French fashion designer ‘Yves Saint Laurent’s’ work and life in Couture.
The YSL show highlights the defining elements of his vision, and the significant influence it has had on fashion and the way we understand womenswear.
“Fashion fades, style is eternal&rdquo[..]

Categories: Beaded Clothing, Beads

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[..]

Categories: The Design Studio

The History Of Beads – 20 Fascinating Facts!

The History Of Beads – 20 Fascinating Facts!

We tend to think of decorative jewellery as a relatively recent phenomenon. In fact, archaeological evidence suggests that early humans may have created and worn beaded jewellery up to 75,000 years ago, making it one of the world’s oldest expressions of individuality and status.
Did you know?

Two beads made from ostrich eggshell were discovered by archaeologists in Tanzania in 2004, and are thought to be around 70,000 years old. They are believed to be the world’s earliest [..]

Categories: The History of Beads, Glass Beads, Beads

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