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Transfer the fine patterns of a feather onto silver sheet and use as pendants or connectors in your jewellery
Weave wire and Agate into a beautiful tree pendant straight out of an enchanted wood
Key to the secret garden
You will love the soft garden tones of this beautiful bead stitched necklace. Embellish a key using simple brick stitch and suspend it from gorgeous glass flowers and leaves clustered into garlands
A patchwork garden
Create a chequerboard of seed beads as a base for this lush, verdant bracelet with a cute rabbit clasp
Let down your hair
Discover how to braid silver clay to create Rapunzel’s long plait of hair for this stylised necklace design
A lonely hunter
Create jewellery with an original rustic quality and heaps of character using recycled materials alongside new components. Raid your drawers for unusual items to repurpose in your pieces
Learn some simple paper crafting techniques to create these beautifully mini mixed media book necklaces. How small will you go?
As mad as a hatter
This fun and quirky lampwork hat charm is perfect for any fan of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Create a stylish bookmark for yourself or as a great gift for a book-lover
Recipes for ...
Using recycled paper to create fun and original beads. Let your old books live on in your jewellery designs
Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?
Incredibly girlie bookmarks. Accessorise your ‘chick lit’ with a palette of pink, mauve/purple and silver
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Reading related beads and components
Be inspired to take your jewellery making skills and materials beyond wearable pieces with our feature on beads in art