In this three part tutorial I will show you how to create this Celtic Style Necklace.
I have split the tutorial into these three parts for a couple of reasons, mainly the whole tutorial would be far too long and you would probably nod off half way through! but also because some of you may already know how to do some of the stages and may want to skip straight to the pendant part. Without fancy camera shots and lighting it is quite difficult to show this technique, but I hope I have managed to compensate with thorough narration! (you always have a mute button if my incessant talking gets on your wick!!) If you feel I have missed something or you still have a question regarding this technique please get in touch via my facebook page. Please also share the creations you make, I and others would love to see them. I am also looking for more tutorial requests so again please send them in via my facebook page. Happy creating! Gemma.x
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Right then, here it is! the much requested and eagerly awaited Fan Design Tutorial!
I must start by apologising to you all for the amount of time that has lapsed since my last blog entry, it has been a very busy few months with many unexpected ups and downs, so I have appreciated your patience greatly; Thank you!
If you are new to this blog, I would like to welcome you warmly and invite you tosubscribe to my blog, like my facebook page and/or join the new group Buckinghamshire Beaders. But lets get on with why you are really here!!!................ To steal my designs and replicate them for your own ends!!! I am joking of course! You are more than welcome to these designs. There are not many techniques or designs out there that have not already been done so really nobody can own a design, they can adapt, embellish or alter the use, but alas I am beginning to believe that there is absolutely nothing out there in the jewellery world that hasn't already been done. (said with a large sigh, a slight sniffle and a poked out bottom lip!) With this in mind I am chuffed to be able to share my adaptions and even more chuffed that you have chosen to learn the techniques via my Blog! I hope very much that you enjoy this tutorial and that it is clear enough for you to replicate, adapt or embellish yourself! I would love to see the creations you make using this technique so please remember to post pictures of them on myfacebook page for everyone to admire.
If you enjoyed or found this tutorial useful then please feel free (not obliged) to buy me a coffee! x
Hello again fellow jewellery makers!
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter break and managing to squeeze in plenty of 'Me Time' (aka 'jewellery making') Well just in case you haven't yet, here is a perfect excuse! I have just made my second video tutorial which demonstrates how to make the bracelet pictured on the left. It is a lovely technique that will come in handy in many many designs. It is simple and fun to do and looks so effective. The tutorial is a long one though, about 20 mins, this is because the most important and most fiddly part of creating this piece is to finish it neatly. I have spent quite a bit of time demonstrating this as I feel it is as or maybe even more important than the weave itself. Not only is this type of finishing crucial to the overall look of this piece it is also a useful technique for any necklace or bracelet project allowing you not to be limited by how many strands you can fit through a crimp bead!
As always, I hope you enjoy this demo and that it is clear enough for you to go forth and make your own. Please let me know your thoughts and please also post your creations on my Facebook Page, I would love to see them.
Much Love Gemma .
If you enjoyed or found this tutorial useful please feel free (not obliged) to buy me a coffee! x
Hello and welcome to my very first blog entry!
Recently I have made my debut appearance as a 'Guest Designer' on Jewellery Maker TV. Despite the initial nerves and excitement, I managed to hold it together and get through the 4 hour 'LIVE' show without any misshaps or slip-ups! I have had some wonderful feedback about my designs and performance and have found this so encouraging, so if you were one of those who messaged me your support; Thank you, I really appreciate it.
During the show I was set a challenge, and to my relief, despite being very busy during the show I put together three and a half (I managed 1 earring!) pieces of jewellery. One of these pieces (pictured below), a bib style pearl necklace featured a flower made with flat coins has received much attention in terms of requests for tutorials on how to create the flower feature. So, being the sharing, caring person that I am!! I have made my first attempt at making a video tutorial showing the technique. I hope you find it useful and as always I would appreciate your comments and feedback.