Monday, 5 March 2012

Making Jewellery Magazine April Issue

The latest 'MAKING JEWELLERY' magazine is a Celebration special, appropriate then that April sees my own big birthday (40...ssshh!) and so I am especially delighted to have a step by step article featured in the issue.
It was a very time consuming project that had it's origins in a previous (epic!) necklace design I made for an International Women's Day exhibition last year at stockist 'Lemon Blues'. This time it was suggested I try creating a similar design but in a gradual flow of colours. Due to time issues I decided to use larger seed beads this time to create what is a very dramatic statement necklace. The cuff bracelet uses memory wire and multi row crystal spacers to maintain shape. Impact jewellery for that special occasion.
Necklace, Bracelet & Ring

Original Inspiration Design

SUPPLIER UPDATE - I adore the colours and the beads were lovely, unfortunately Empire Beads where I purchased the materials has just shut it's doors and so I have looked around and suggest BEADS DIRECT for similar supplies if required.


  1. Thanks Kira, right back at you for your lovely red heart design hun...we got little pics on the front cover! x