January 21, 2022

Handmade Jewelry

Angela and Wendy take the mystery out of our fab new Knitting Rings  Angela tested the Rectangular Knitting Rings Set: I've done a lot of knitting in the past but never on one of these Knit Quick looms, so I was excited when the lovely people at Beads Direct asked me to try it out and write a little blog...
There are so many “real metal” jewelry ideas that can be made without advanced metalsmithing skills, so I’m thrilled to share with you today a very basic, beginner tutorial on how to make hoop earrings with wire. Before you start, you can check out this full tutorial on copper jewelry making. This post contains affiliate links. I’ve shared so...
Here a BD HQ the graduated necklace design has always been a popular design, so I decided to bling it up with a bezelled pendant. This glamorous necklace can be created and adapted in so many ways, it is definitely one of my firm favourites and I never get bored of making it. The light grey cat’s eye...
Ready to learn about some copper jewelry making tips and techniques? This post includes all of that – including the tools you need, basics of working with wire, and some ideas to get you started! Check out my full guide to jewelry crafts here. This post contains affiliate links. Copper is a top choice for beginner metal jewelry artists...
Friend of Beads Direct, Angela Buxton shows us how to make a practical and easy bag using our Rectangular Knitting Rings Set. She has decided to use hers to keep her yarns and wool in but a bag can be for a myriad of uses. In the days of a 'bag for life' it will last quite some...
Sometimes the simplest things are the prettiest. Learn how to make beaded bangles that are absolutely beautiful – elegant, charming, classic. They are also ridiculously easy to make, incorporating the most basic jewelry making skills which I will teach you here. This post contains affiliate links. This post was originally published February 2016. Metal beads make beaded bangles look...
I’m still in my Victorian phase this Christmas so I couldn’t wait to get my teeth into something that used flat back embellishments and lots of ribbon. The best thing about this project is you can change the colour of the ribbons and the flat backs to create a whole different look. A couple of these hanging together...
A gorgeous DIY dreamcatcher pendant is a fun DIY pendant that’s quirky and adorable to wear! Find more of my favorite necklace ideas here! This post contains affiliate links. My favorite jewelry crafts are those that incorporate other craft elements and skills – and this dreamcatcher pendant is so… dreamy! In this tutorial you’ll gain so many new skills....
Have you ever needed a necklace to wear to go with an outfit but you don't have much time to make? Why don't you give this 5 minute make a go? Supplies Braided Leather - I used 4mm braided leather in a powder pink colour Tassel 25mm cream tassel End Caps 4mm Glue Scissors Quartz 14x10x5mm flat oval Eyepins 25mm Jump rings 7mm !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; ...

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