Making your own jump rings is not only a great way to save money, but in your DIY hour of need they can also save the day! I always keep a roll of wire handy to make any last minute findings. TOOLS You can use any cylindrical object to make jump rings as long as it is the same size all the way down (if you want your jump rings to be the same size!) such as a pen or knitting needle. Knitting needles are ace for making specific sized jump rings because they are labelled by size. Easy…. Read More
Gosh, how I love the new year. It is the time of year when it’s ok not to be “winning” and instead to reflect on your achievements and set goals for the future. Time for fresh ideas and modern materials. New trends, symbols, patterns and crazes, but more importantly time for a new start, or just a new perspective. That’s one of the things I love the most about fashion. Each season brings different ideas, designs and aspirations. A new way of looking at the world. Here are all the new trends I’m looking most forward to this spring: Vintage… Read More
So, you know how much I love a good polymer clay tutorial right… Well here we have another one! I’ve been trying to create a DIY gold bezel fitting for some time now with no luck, when I realised I was going about it all the wrong way. Don’t make the bezel fit the gem; make the gem fit the bezel! Here’s where the handy fimo and a bit of glitter comes in to play. This is also a pretty quick tutorial so as long as you’ve got all the materials to hand you should be able to whip this… Read More
So after making this backless top I was thinking, what a fantastic opportunity to get some back jewellery on the go. I’ve been wanting to make something to embellish an open back top for some time, and now I have the perfect excuse. After rummaging through my supplies I found a few bits and pieces and put them together, just in time for NYE! (p.s. I accidentally left the clasp of the materials picture. Make sure you read the ‘You’ll need” section for the full list) You’ll need: A feather (or two) Crimpable chain (fine metal chain) Jump rings Box… Read More
I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and have enjoyed spending time with the people you love. After all the build up it always makes me a little sad when it’s finally over but with the new year looming the celebrations aren’t over yet! New Years Eve is a time to get all dressed up and have somewhere fantastic to go. I’ve been spying a lot of backless tops and dresses recently and my new fave trend is spaghetti straps… Combine the two? Why not! You will need: Fabric (I’ve used black satin) Thread Suede Cord 1. Take… Read More
One of my favourite posts this last month has been learning how to make a Monkey Fist knot. I’ve used it for two of my Christmas Cracker posts and I have loads of other ideas, but I agree with some of our readers… It can be a little tricky. So, I’ve made a video to show you exactly how it’s done. Check it out on my new Youtube channel. I’m planning on making more videos so pop on over to Bloglovin to keep up with the latest. x
Each and every year I promise myself I won’t leave it until the last minute. Well it’s happened again. I am not ready for Christmas. I need more time! I’m so envious of those prepared people who can relax and enjoy the holiday season, but even though I might be panicking now, at least I have the amazing DIY blogosphere to come to my rescue. Here are a few of my favourite quick and easy DIY gifts for the ladies from some of my favourite bloggers. Click your favourites to go to the tutorials! You guys all know my love… Read More
Here’s my latest Contributor post for OH SO PRETTY the diaries. It’s a weathered version of the bright, summery wrap bracelets we all love! Pop on over to OSP to see the full tutorial and loads of other great posts while you’re at it! P.s. Make sure you check out the other contributors. They’re fantastic!