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This month we interviewed jewellery designer, Natalia Colman
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Lady of the woods
Create a curving copper chain maille necklace by using jump rings in graduating sizes
Go asymmetric with donuts, rondos and dragon eye beads for this knotted necklace in cool pewter, Black Hair Quartz and rusty red ceramic
Fall into a fantasy world of magical colour and mystical effects with these beads made from reactive glass
Learn to create a pear-shaped setting that will show off a lovely Labradorite pendant, fit for a fairy queen
Make a statement in glorious multicolour with this phoenix necklace, rising up from little more than leather scraps and findings
Take a serene palette of turquoise and smoky grey with a hint of burnished gold to create a beautiful knotted necklace straight out of the deep. You can almost hear the captivating music of the mer people drawing you to the water!
Capture your dreams
You can go on a mini adventure into home décor and ensure a peaceful night’s sleep with this easy wire and bead version of a dream catcher. Why not wear one in miniature to keep you safe from negative daydreams too?
Use a wire coiling gizmo to add swirls of detail to this beautiful lunar brooch. It looks very complicated but is surprisingly simple to make in just ten steps!
Bottle your own fairy magic with this cute necklace using snowflake spacers
Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?
Stringing a rainbow – eight ideas for earrings
Leather bracelets with antique silver
New Year – new you
Get planning now for next year. Challenge yourself, share the beading bug or simply have a good clear out – what will your list of resolutions be for 2015?
In the know
Everything you ever wanted to know about knotting!
Beads and components in natural materials