Hand Forged Bangle Tutorial

Hand Forged Bangle Tutorial Sharing with you latest tutorial for my raw copper wire paddle bangle. Follow each stage of the metal-work process to create this wrap around women’s bangle design. This is one of my most popular designs, the … Read More

Mistletoe Earrings Give Away

Enter below to be in with a chance of winning a pair of festive mistletoe earrings. Handcrafted with copper wire work and agate beads. Inspired by the winter flowering mistletoe, with luscious white berries and paddle shaped leaves. The mistletoe … Read More

Dragonfly Kit – No Tools


Learn to make a beautiful wire work dragonfly suncatcher using copper wire, gemstone and glass beads. Bring a splash of colour to your walls, window or garden with this DIY craft project. This starter kit is the ‘material supplies’ version, for those who own the wire working tools and equipment already. This box provides the beads, wire, tutorial and template to learn to make the design.


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Agate Birthstone

Sapphire is the primary birthstone for September, with Lapis Lazuli and agate as the secondary birthstones. Agate is a wonderful translucent semi-precious gemstone to work with in my designs, as it glows when backlit by sunshine and is available in … Read More

Meet the Maker Lois from Molko

Meet Lois from Molko Introducing the lovely Lois, a textile artist and designer. Her small business Molko provides PDF sewing patterns and sewing tutorials for sewing hobby enthusiasts! Read on for her ‘Meet the Maker’ interview. Tell us about yourself

Peacock Jewellery Give Away

Enter below to be in with a chance of winning a pair of peacock feather earrings. Inspired by the majestic male peacock, and his beautiful display of blue and green colours. This shape of this design follows the contours of … Read More

July Birthstones

July is the birthday month of ruby and carnelian gemstones. Here at craft HQ, I work with the orange and red hues of carnelian in many of my jewellery and home decor designs. It has a rich translucent quality that … Read More

Summer Solstice Inspiration

Litha on the Isle of Wight Early Sunday morning on the 21st June 2020, I went to Lake on the East coast of the Isle of Wight to view the sunrise on the morning after the solstice.  I drove in … Read More

Summer Fruit Give Away

Enter below to be in with a chance of winning one of these zesty lemon hanging decorations.  This summer inspired botanical piece is hand-made with copper wire work and adorned with zesty gemstones and glass. The design follows the familiar … Read More

Gatekeeper Butterfly WIPS

Bringing Nature to Life through Wire Art Introducing the gatekeeper butterfly suncatcher and sharing with you my work in progress photographs and a time-lapse video. This design is handmade with lashings of copper wire work, dotted with semi-precious gemstones and … Read More

Support Small Business

In these difficult times, big business can take the hit. The little fellows can’t. Many sole traders and small businesses have lost some or all of their customers/work in a very short space of time. Please help support your local … Read More

February Birthstone Gifts

Amethyst is a beautiful purple semi-precious gemstone, and is the birthstone for February. View over our range of amethyst gift ideas from women’s jewellery designs to hanging decorations. Wish that special woman in your life a very happy February birthday!