Agate Birthstone
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

Ocean Waves Pendant Kit – No Tools
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WITHOUT TOOLS

 

Learn to make a copper wire and gemstone pendant called ‘Ocean Waves’ with this craft kit. This box is the ‘No Tools’ version, providing the materials needed to make this jewellery design. Suited to those who already own a set of wire-working tools and equipment and would like to try out a new jewellery making project.

 

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Holly and Mistletoe WIPs
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Inspired by the winter solstice and season of Yule, these hanging ornaments are hand-made with copper metal wire work, gemstones and glass beads. The designs follow the familiar contours of holly and mistletoe leaves, adorned with red and white berries. … Read More