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This month we interviewed jewellery designer, poet and all round creative, Mana Bernardez
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Keeper of the keys
Get rummaging in your kitchen drawers or your local bric-a-brac shop for old keys and repurpose them as clever connectors and fantastic focals in this fun jewellery collection
Create a daisy chain of pretty lace flowers and Czech table cut beads for this long and lovely necklace
You could win all the materials you need to create this mixed media blossom necklace with a distinctly vintage feel
Spin the bottle
Wrap them or stack them, group them or pick a focal favourite – you’ll love the versatility of recycled glass bottle beads in this really rustic collection
You’d never guess that this ubermodern choker necklace was made from old crisp packets and shampoo bottles. Explore the realms of resin and recycling at the same time!
Wind it up
Give your leftover glass new life with these wrapped beads
Get painting old courier envelopes and transform them into beautiful, colourful beads. Discover this unusual but fascinating material and make truly original jewellery
Some simple sewing and a little bead stitching is all you need to create a statement all set for summer
Keep tight hold of your marbles with this fun and easy necklace
Bronze, bountiful, beautiful beadcaps
Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?
The past is in the present with our pick of steampunk style necklaces
We find out about the latest advances in jewellery design with this informative article on 3D printing
Kitsch and colourful steampunk beads and charms
In the know
Guide to knotting