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21 Jul
2014
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Spoilt for choice.

DIYHappy summer everyone in internet land. I sorted out my diy bracelets the other day and discovered I have more than I know what to do with, there’s even more put away in my jewellery box. I think I need to start making necklaces and earrings instead.

There’s so many beads to chose from, I came across a store called Bead Workshop that is very reasonable and the p+p is only £1.50, you can’t go wrong.

:D

 

I made a Superduo wrap bracelet last weekend and I love it.

11 Mar
2014
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Not very good at this

DIY I keep telling myself I’m going to update my blog more often but it aint working is it?

:D

Anyhoo every now and then I get super creative and have a mad beading marathon. I make loads of stuff then suddenly I’ll lose the urge and turn my hand to crochet. I’m currently making a large blanket to throw over our king sized bed during winter, I like making these as a square so that I can keep adding to it when I’m in the mood.

Out of all the projects I’ve made my favourite bracelet is the Lattice Beaded Bracelet, I used size 6/0 teal seed beads with turquoise size 6 seed beads and 4mm white pearls.

Lattice beaded bracelet

Lattice beaded

I followed another super easy to follow video by the Aleshia of beadifulnights, you should check her out if you want to learn beading.

25 Aug
2013
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Latest beading projects

DIYSooo I decided to get the beads out and have a go at a few more tutorials, I’m still a beginner trying different beads and different styles.

I’d been try and failing with the Peyote stitch but because my small beads are irregular shapes and sizes it wasn’t working. I bought myself a couple of packets of  Toho beads which came in the post today so I’ll be having a go at that soon.

 

Anyway this is a Right Angle Weave netted bracelet, I still have a problem with tension but practice makes perfect. I used this tutorial as a guide doing only 2 rows but in time I’ll add more as I work on my tension.

I made this colourful bracelet using beaded ladder stitch and cube beads, I love the colours they remind me the Fruit Salad sweet that I love when I was a kid. It looks really nice on too.

 

25 Jan
2013
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DIY Beaded Hamsa

Thought I’d share today’s DIY project using 0.6 beading elastic, a hamsa connector, pearls and spacers. All were purchased from ebay and if you don’t mind waiting they’re usually a lot cheaper if you buy from China etc. The hamsa connectors were 2 for 99p. You cant go wrong can you? :D

Simply cut your elastic slightly longer than your wrist, knot one end to your Hamsa connector then add a bead and a spacer. Repeat till your bracelet fits your wrist then knot, I’m not very good with tight knots so I usually add a little bit of glue to make the knots a bit more secure. And thats it, one snazzy bracelet :D

19 Apr
2012
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Handmade Jewellery

Sat and made for a couple of bits, I really like the way the Vintage Tree came out :D

5 Apr
2012
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Beaded jewellery

Beaded butterfly choker and a bracelet I made as couple of days ago :D

17 Mar
2012
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Chan Luu inspired bracelet

A while ago I came across a tutorial to make a Chan Luu style bracelet so I decided to give it a go. It turned out quite well if I do say so myself. Oh and it was way cheaper, the originals sell for over £100 but it only cost me less than a fiver to make.
I’ve tried a few bits and pieces over the last few months so I’ll have to start posting them, I’ll include links to any tutorials I use too.

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