If you've ever gazed longingly in the window of a jewellery store at the sparkly pavé jewellery and wished that you could own one of those exquisite pieces then you'll love this jewellery-making project. Using epoxy resin clay and a selection of sparkly Swarovski crystals, you can make your own look-alike piece of pavé-style jewellery. Here's a shopping list to help you find the materials you'll need: EnviroTex Jewelry Clay  or EasySculpt Castin'Craft Black resin pigment OR Piñata Mantilla Black alcohol ink Swarovski Chatons: 11 x  Light Siam PP24 (3mm) ; 84 x Clear (2mm) Silicone Puffy Heart Mould Crystal Katana tool Talcum powder Disposable gloves Note: Epoxy Resin clay is really sticky which is perfect for permanently adhering crystals, but not so great on your hands. Make sure you wear gloves at all times when mixing and working with the clay. I usually powder my gloves lightly so the clay doesn't stick quick so much. The powder wo...
Once you've begun your journey as a jewellery-maker, you're always looking for something that will put your new skills to use but that you can confidently complete successfully. This cuff-style memory wire bracelet is sure to fit the bill. It's a simple strung design but with the addition of some spacer bars and a flower slider focal, so it will challenge you a little without being overwhelming. And with the long hot days of summer ahead of us, this pretty pastel cuff-style bracelet is sure to become a favourite piece you'll wear all summer long. The bracelet is made with five individual coils of memory wire that are connected with spacer bars for stability. You'll need a couple of hours to string the design but it's easy enough for a beginner to tackle. In fact, you only need to know one technique - how to turn a loop on memory wire - making this a great place for a beginner jewellery maker to start. And, if you're new to jewellery making (or just need a...