Spreading a bit of love!

8 Feb

Hi, it’s April here, I have written a little post about new things that I L<3ve, what with Valentine’s Day around the corner and our shop window full of hearts, I thought it’d be a nice way to share the love.

Firstly – SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS sew on Hearts!

Swarovski have a beautiful range of Sew on Stones and the lovely 3259 heart shape is the latest addition to our range. How exciting! As soon as Steph saw them a design materialised in her mind and a YouTube video was born. This video instructs you on how to create a simple, beautiful linked necklace. This is a perfect gift for a loved one or just a treat for yourself – Amber from our team has already purchased the some of the hearts to sew onto a black velvet choker – another simple way to create great jewellery.

See the full range of sew on hearts here. http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/3259-heart-sew-on/

The workshops are back! Yay. On the days I am not working I love to attend workshops, it gives me a chance to brush up on my skills, learn some new ones and meet other jewellery makers. After looking through the list and inspecting the examples here are my three favourites.

Wavy Herringbone bracelet

This funky bracelet has a feel of gothic merged with Victorian style. The wavy shape of the bracelet makes it looks a little lacy too which is perfect to keep the Nottingham lace history alive. There’s something quite unique about it which I love. http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/wavy-herringbone-jewellery
Wavy herringbone bracelet section
Netted Rivioli Diamond Bracelet

Well what can I say this bracelet exudes elegance and also a little magic as at first glance you may think it was made out of metal, but NO it’s all beaded baby! This workshop is perfect for people who love shiny things, just like me, it has already gained a lot of attention in the shop window. http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/netted-rivoli-diamond-bracelet/

Netted rivoli diamond bracelet workshop
So far I have taken you back in time with the Wavy Herringbone Bracelet, made you obsessed with shiny things with Netted Rivoli Diamond Bracelet and now I want to share a STATEMENT with you!

Right Angle Weave Statement Jewellery

Emma, one of the Bead Shop team members also has her own creative business called Make & Fable and one of her designs is a wooden bead statement necklace. Every time she wears it people comment on how much they love it (including myself) so it was decided by the powers that be that we would run a collaborative workshop to make a statement necklace and bracelet! In the pictures the necklaces are all one colour, I’m intrigued to see if anyone mixes up the colours to make one with even more of a statement. http://www.mailorder-beads.co.uk/shop/statement-right-angle-weave-jewellery
statement RAW jewellery workshop - blog

Why not see if there’s any of our new workshops you love by watching out Vlog, which gives you a taste of all the new workshop titles. Don’t forget to check out the full list of workshops here.

With Valentines Day next weekend, why not treat a loved one to a workshop place (or drop some not so subtle hints)! We have some great Valentine ideas over on our Pinterest board, so why not check it out, you’ll see some fun ideas like this super cute and original card from Make & Fable.
DIY Valentines Card Bead Embroidery Arrow

Click here to see how you can make your own card.

We hope you have Happy and creative Valentine’s Day!

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