Category Archives: Jewelry

History of creative wirework

History of creative wirework

Wirework is an ancient art form, probably first practised by the Egyptians around 3000BC. Early examples have been discovered in the burial chambers of important people throughout the ancient world. In 2600BC, wire was used in gold and silver ribbons for entwining in the hair of courtly ladies in the Sumerian city of Ur. The art of wirework spread in various forms from Babylon to Baghdad, Damascus and Constantinople before finally reaching Europe.

Lion choker necklace

Lion choker necklace

Animals are often a great inspiration for crafting, especially jewellery making. This Lion choker necklace is easy to make with a few tools and cheap materials. And it can be a lovely present to a little girl or someone who is animal lover. Using two-tone organza creates a fabulous colour effect, so be sure to have a piece of this. You could also try the more traditional method of using wool to make a lion’s mane. Let’s make some jewellery!

Create your own jewellery

Create your own jewellery

It is surprising how easy it is to create fabulous jewellery with just a few tools and components. From stringing beads to make a necklace, to actually making the beads yourself, we will try to introduce to you the world of jewellery making. You may find that you already have some of the tools and materials needed to make jewellery. So – be brave and start to create!

How to Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet?

How to Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet?

Way back when we could make friendship bracelets with our eyes closed. Here is a reminder for the older generations and something very new for today’s teenagers. The friendship bracelets are amazing fun to make and it is a great gift to your BFF or siblings.

Fabric Beads Necklace for Mother’s Day

Fabric Beads Necklace for Mother’s Day

There’s nothing like the a nice handmade jewellery present for Mother’s Day change. Maybe this special day can get you in the mood for a new jewellery project. Here is an easy project of making the fabric beads necklace which will help you to create an unique gift. From funky, bold colours and flower vintage style to cotton stripy beads and more, this will help you to be creative.

How to Make a Layered Corsage?

How to Make a Layered Corsage?

Layered corsages are little stacks of different fabric circles, sewn together to form a layered flower. They can be made from tiny scraps of leftover fabric and transformed into lovely gifts with all sorts of uses. Once you start making these flowers, you will not want to stop. As you only need tiny circles of each different fabric it is often worth making several flowers at a time.

Button Bracelet or Necklace

Button Bracelet or Necklace

Button bracelets are perfect little gifts for big girls as well as little girls. The choice and colour of buttons that you use means these can vary from candy coloured childish to classy mother-of-pearl cool. Never throw a button away: hoard them in a tin and reclaim them from all those shirts and pieces of clothing that are too well loved to wear. Raid the tins in charity shops or even buy whole lots on line.

A Short Story About Cufflinks

A Short Story About Cufflinks

Having cufflinks have always been connected men who are dressed with style and elegancy. Before the cufflinks and clothes in general started to be the result of mass production, in the late 20th century, the shirts were tailor made and tailors created the cufflinks and process allowed them to be very creative.

Unique Jewelry Design by Kyoko Hashimoto

Unique Jewelry Design by Kyoko Hashimoto

Kyoko Hashimoto is a Japanese born, Australian raised jewelry designer. After graduating from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Kyoko went on to exhibit at Sydney’s most influential galleries including Object, Quadrivium and Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2005 she moved to Tokyo where the lure of the city’s vibrant underground fashion and music scene inspired her to start a new jewelry label.

The Scent of the Nature: Tinctory Jewellery

The Scent of the Nature: Tinctory Jewellery

The jewelry by Tinctory is beyond beautiful, such delicate textures and exquisite colors. Watching her creations you can feel (taste and smell) the nature. And it changes how the nature changes – through the colours and shapes.

Tinctory is a word that may not exist but if it did it would mean a place where things are dyed. Tinctor means ‘dyer’ in Latin.