Jewellery

With a selection of jewellery making ideas, projects and a free how-to e-book, you can confidently make your own diy jewellery for a variety of occasions! With many styles to choose from, we have handmade earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings that themselves range from kitsch to elegant designs… what will you make first?

Getting to Know… Dorothy Wood

Dorothy Wood is an expert beader, crafter and author who has written over 20 craft books on a variety of subjects. She also contributes to several well-known craft magazines. We asked Dorothy about the current trends for macramé and Kumihimo, and her latest book, The Knotting & Braiding Bible…   Why do you think that…

DIY Strawberry Ring with LEGO!

This fun and quirky strawberry ring has been cleverly created with LEGO® bricks! You could transform the strawberry into a brooch or hair clip by attaching a fastening to the back instead. You Will Need: Ring blank LEGO® bricks:   Here’s how to make the DIY Strawberry Ring… 1. Follow the diagrams below to construct…

Trend Spotlight | LEGO Jewellery and Accessories

Have you ever picked up some LEGO® and wondered whether it could have a life after childhood? If you miss the fun of playing with these bold bricks but want to create something practical, you’ll love the trend for LEGO® jewellery… What else can you make with LEGO®? LEGO® isn’t just for kids… and it’s…

How to Knot | Four Essential Knots To Learn

Knots are needed for many different types of craft – notably beading, knitting and crochet, and decorative knotting and braiding techniques like macrame. These four basic knots are all you need to get started with learning how to knot. Half hitch knot Take one cord and pass the working end under the other cord and…

How to Make a Macrame Bracelet

This elegant macrame bracelet by Dorothy Wood is made using half hitch knots, and large glass beads have been added for decoration. It would make a very stylish birthday gift for a friend or loved one – simply fill a gift box with tissue paper and add a bow on top! You Will Need: •…

How to Make | Shrink Plastic Flower Brooch

This flower brooch designed by Kirsty Neale is made from layers of shrink plastic with curved petals to echo the look of mid-century enamel brooches. You Will Need: White shrink plastic Permanent marker pens Heat gun (or oven) Large wooden bead Seed beads, gems or fancy buttons Brooch pin Strong glue Flower templates   Here’s…

Paper Bead Bracelets | Free Tutorial

These beautiful handmade paper bead bracelets by Danielle Lowy make a great gift. You can use any patterned papers to create these simple beads, and the cute design will delight all ages! You Will Need: Sheets of patterned paper 15cm x 15cm (6in x 6in) Seed beads Elastic cord Sealing varnish Foam block and cocktail…