Rings and things…

I’ve started getting back into jewellery making recently – kick started by creating lemon earrings for a fancy dress party… but that’s a story for another time… I find jewellery making really relaxing but it’s been ages since I sat down to do any.  I’ve been much more focused on sewing projects.  So when I saw that Minerva Fabrics also sell a really great supply … Continue reading Rings and things…

beaded earrings

Creating fashion jewellery with London Jewellery School

I really enjoy making jewellery and now London Jewellery School are offering online courses I was hoping I could pick up some new techniques with their fashion jewellery course.  This online course is led by Hayley Kruger who actually ran my evening beading course back in the autumn.  Hayley is really knowledgeable and fantastic at explaining techniques – which is really important for an online course … Continue reading Creating fashion jewellery with London Jewellery School

Learn at Home with London Jewellery School

London Jewellery School have just launched some exciting new online courses!  That’s right – courses that you can take from the comfort of your own home and in your own time.  It’s a fantastic initiative, not only because it means people living in other parts of the UK can now learn from their brilliant tutors (who are all professional jewellery designers) but also because being a busy person … Continue reading Learn at Home with London Jewellery School

DIY: Galentines Bracelets

Does anyone else remember spending hours making amazing intricate friendship bracelets when they were kids?  I do – and I remember destroying my parents furniture in the process as I looked for suitable surfaces to tape or safety pin my threads to (all will be sacrificed in the name of friendship bracelets!).  I feel like so many fashion statements from my 90s childhood are making … Continue reading DIY: Galentines Bracelets

Stack ’em high – making rings with London Jewellery School

I had a wonderful opportunity to head back to London Jewellery School to learn to create silver stacking rings.  I’ve written about how much I loved their beading course so I was really excited to go back and extend my skills.  I was also really looking forward to trying my hand at working with silver – a big step up from beading because it involves HAMMERS … Continue reading Stack ’em high – making rings with London Jewellery School

box of bright coloured beads

Learning with London Jewellery School

For my birthday this year I decided to treat myself with an evening course at the London Jewellery School.  I absolutely love learning new skills but I generally teach myself; using youtube, books, and joyful experimentation to hone my techniques.  The idea of actually being taught felt really luxurious and I was really excited to get started.  I chose a course in beading which felt like … Continue reading Learning with London Jewellery School

painted wooden beads with gold

Crafternoon How To: Gold Dipped Necklace

Gold, Gold beautiful gold – I adore wearing accents of gold in summer: make-up, accessories but particularly jewellery.  For  me the trick is to find ways to incorporate gold without ever looking over-the-top, too bling or tacky, and by combining gold highlights with a plainer texture like wood, as I have for this necklace, you get all of the glamour but none of the showiness! … Continue reading Crafternoon How To: Gold Dipped Necklace

Making lately: Marbled candles and vintage earrings

Amongst all the wedding crafting I have managed to get a few new tutorials up on the awesome Ask Her Friends homemade gifts site!  Marbled candles – perfect for home-lovers who like their interiors with a pop of colour, and vintage look earrings – a lovely gift for your best women!  I hope you like them 🙂 MARBLED CANDLES VINTAGE STYLE EARRINGS Continue reading Making lately: Marbled candles and vintage earrings

Crafternoon How-To: Multi-strand beaded bracelet

I’ve been playing more and more with making jewellery – it’s such a fun craft that you can make as simple or complicated as your want.  After my recent foray into the world of macrame I wanted to try a similar approach with beading – here’s the result; a multi stranded beaded bracelet that will take less than an hour to make. You Will Need: Jewellery wire … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Multi-strand beaded bracelet

Making Lately: Weddings and Bag Tags and Knitting OH MY!

There’s now less than two months until my wedding – so me and the boy are both really trying to get our to-do lists moving so that the final few weeks can be exciting rather than frantic.  Work has also been pretty intense recently with Alchemy Festival and Web We Want  on the way (click the links to see the wonderful, crazy arts stuff I spend my … Continue reading Making Lately: Weddings and Bag Tags and Knitting OH MY!

Crafternoon How-To: Chic Shrinkie jewellery

I LOVE TATTY DEVINE JEWELLERY – I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!  But my bank balance doesn’t…. (not too often anyway).  What I love about Tatty (first name terms – your point being?) is the fact that’s it’s colourful, eye-catching and really unusual and playful.  So I wondered if I could find a way to make something that had those qualities without … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Chic Shrinkie jewellery

Say My Name Jewellery Workshop with Crafternoon Cabaret Club

Say my name, say my name! Our next event is now on sale! Come on down to The Book Club on Saturday Aprill 11th 2-4pm, turn your name, favourite song lyric or saying, or even your deepest, darkest secret into a necklace or bracelet. This is the PERFECT workshop for new, would-be crafters so bring your mates, order some cocktails, and craft away while enjoying … Continue reading Say My Name Jewellery Workshop with Crafternoon Cabaret Club

Crafternoon How-To: French knitted knotted necklace

Ok firstly can we just enjoy the alliterative tongue twistery feeling of ‘French Knitted Knotted Necklace’!! Say it ten times as fast as you can before trying this tutorial 😉 I love a little bit of french knitting.  It’s really relaxing as it’s so repetitive and quick so it can make a nice change from working on a larger knitted project. The problem I’ve always … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: French knitted knotted necklace

Beautiful Hejsan Goods Necklace

One of the amazing makers I met at The Handmade Awards (and a fellow winner no less!) was the lovely Sarah Jane Brand of Hejsan Goods.  Sarah makes the most beautiful baskets based on traditional Swedish designs and she’s recently started a new jewellery range and I’m absolutely over the moon to now own one of her gorgeous necklaces!!! I really adore the colour mix … Continue reading Beautiful Hejsan Goods Necklace

Making inspired by Benu: Pom Pom necklace

A few Mollie Makes ago there was a tutorial for a gorgeous Benu inspired necklace.  Benu jewellery is really gorgeous and quirky and this pom pom necklace made me think of big tops and summer so I had to make my own.  I changed it up a little – going with blue pom poms  and larger leather triangles and I’m really happy with the result. … Continue reading Making inspired by Benu: Pom Pom necklace