Monday, 8 February 2016

Butterfly Kisses

Create the base. Cover a haberdashery hoop with ribbon. If you don't have one you could make a hoop shape from thick wire, such as a coat hanger. Then, using sticky tape, secure a length of chunky piping cord along the wire to thicken it up. Wrap the ribbon around the hoop until it is completely covered, making sure that the ends meet at the top. I've used JR05207, a beautiful embellished sequin chiffon ribbon, adorned with intricate sequin flowers.

Now for the fun bit! Thread a selection of buttons, beads and diamanté onto some coloured craft wire. Wrap the decorated wire around the hoop. Tie a swatch ribbon in a simple knot to the top right. Add a sequin butterfly to the bottom right-hand side of the hoop and arrange a bouquet of diamanté buttons and flowers next to it, creating the main focal point.

To finish off, make a wire hanger, decorated with a range of beautiful beads. Wrap it round the top of the hoop and finish the other end with a simple finger loop.  Add a tassel to the top center. To finish, glue a blue chiffon flower at the front to hide the seams of the ribbon.
Products Used:
  • Chiffon Embellished Ribbon (Jr05207)
  • Butterfly brooch (Jr01171)
  • Daisies, pink, blue, green (Jr01652/54/55)
  • Diamanté Button (Jr04862)
  • Beads (Jr05087, Jr04848, Jr04847)
  • Buttons

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Sweet Dreams Eye Mask


Step 1: Cut Out Felt Pieces
  • baby blue felt – mask shape x2 
  • light grey felt – cloud shape x1
  • white felt  – smaller cloud shape x1
  • light grey felt – oval face shape x1
  • white felt  – smaller oval face shape x1
Step 2: Make the Clouds Sleepy Face
  • Draw two small ‘U’ shaped eyes & a larger ‘U’ shaped mouth onto the white felt face.
  • Thread black embroidery thread onto a wide eyed needle.
  • Beginning from the top right hand corner start stitching the right hand eye using a running stitch technique.
  • Once you have got to the top left of the right eye, turn back and fill in the running stitch gaps until you are back at the top right. You will now have a sold ‘U’ shaped sleepy eye.
  • Now work your way back around to create the eyelashes.
  • Repeat the step above for the opposite eye.
  • Now, create a solid running stitch smile.
















  • Sandwich the white and grey face together using a light blue embroidery thread in an open running stitch around the edge.
  • Glue a white marabou feather to the reverse.
















Step 3: Make the Cloud

  • Sandwich the white and grey cloud shaped felt pieces together using a light blue embroidery thread open running stitch.
  • When you get to the bottom three curves of the cloud, insert the clear tear drop fringing, in sections of three and tack in place by continuing the open running stitch around the edge.



  • Select a colour-coordinated button and sew onto two circular layers of felt in increasing sizes and stitch into one of the clouds curves.
  • Repeat twice for the other two cloud curves.















Step 4: The Mask
  • Line up the blue mask pieces on top of each other with a thin piece of wadding in the middle.
  • Starting from the top middle, blanket stitch around the edge with a white embroidery thread.
  • Once you get to the sides, sandwich the polka dot satin ribbon between the templates and tack in place using a running stitch. Once you have stitched the width of the ribbon, continue blanket stitching around the edge of the mask 
















Step 5: Finishing Off

  • Tack the centre of the cloud onto the mask. Glue the face onto to hide the tack stitch.
  • Finish off by hot-fixing a few clear crystal diamanté onto the cloud for extra sparkle and add two rose pink diamanté to the face for the rosy cheeks.


Products Used:

Pk 20 Marabout Feathers - White
1
£2.79
Polka Dot Satin Ribbon - Cornflower 25mm
1
£0.61
Embroidery Thread Skein - Black
1
£0.29
Embroidery Thread Skein - Lt. Silver Grey
1
£0.29
JR00943
Embroidery Thread Skein - White
1
£0.29
JR00006
Tear Drop Fringing. 39mm - Clear
1
£4.99
Pk 10 Fish Eyes Buttons. 11mm – Baby Blue
1
£0.25
Filigree button. 18mm - White
1
£0.35
Daisy button. 15mm - Natural MOP
1
£0.75
JR05515
Craft Felt Sheet. 9”x12” - White
1
£0.55
JR05522
Craft Felt Sheet. 9”x12” – Baby Blue
1
£0.55
JR05529
Craft Felt Sheet. 9”x12” – Silver Grey
1
£0.55
50 Diamante. Hot fix. Size 4mm/ss16 - Rose
1
£1.71
50 Diamante. Hot fix. Size 5mm/ss20 - Crystal
1
£1.66
JR02236
Kandi kane hot fix wand.
1
£14.99

Monday, 7 December 2015

How To Make A Glitter Fabric Christmas Tree

  • Create a tree template and cut out the desired tree shape from 6 sheets of NEW A4 sticky back glitter fabric. Glitter red, silver or gold would look equally as fabulously festive as green!
  • Place 3 trees glitter side down and lay strong thick wire down the trunk and foot of each tree
  • Lay the other side of the tree on top, glitter side out, creating 3 pairs of glittery trees with the wire sandwiched between the self adhesive glitter fabric
  • Glue all 3 trees together along the centre trunks creating a rocket shape
  • Glue buttons onto the tips of the stems
  • String beads, buttons and sequins onto thin wire to create a tinsel effect and wrap around the tree
  • Finish off with diamanté button tree top and a wire hook should you want to hang the decoration up, or bigger glass beads on the feet of the tree if you want to use the tree as a table centre piece
Large Diamanté Button  / Glitter and Gem Buttons / Glue Gun / Glitter Fabric


Top Tip:
"A glue gun was vital to this project.
Make light work of tricky and time consuming applications by simply opting for our handy glue gun. Plus, if you make a mistake, the glue can usually be picked off in one chunk, and you can try again! A professional tool for all novices!"

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Crafting Done Easy - JosyRose Christmas Collection


It's the most wonderful time of the year and now you have plenty of excuses to be sat at the table crafting away!

Buying Christmas decorations and knick-knacks maybe the easiest option but nothing is as Christmassy as something that is homemade. This is the time of year when everyone is a little bit pushed on time so we've made it a lot easier for you to get all your crafting goods in one place - at JosyRose of course!

So, let Christmas bring out your creative side - be it decorating the tree, the table, or special handmade Christmas cards. You can find everything you need by shopping the JosyRose Christmas collection on our website, we have everything you can possibly think of!

'Tis the season to be jolly with JosyRose.

Monday, 30 November 2015

How To Make A Frozen Inspired Christmas Bauble

A Show Stopping Ornament For Your Tree Or Something Special For The Little Princess in Your Life

Preparation:

  1. Slide a selection of beads and sequins onto silver head pins. Change the embellishment combinations on each pin to create extra interest.
  2. Ensure that you create some smaller bead combinations to fill in the gaps.
  3. Try and keep the tones and colours similar for an overall sophisticated look. I have chosen mainly ice blues and whites with hints of silver from the crystal diamanté and snowflake sequins.

Guide:

  1. For the diamanté centrepiece simply use one half of the diamanté crystal clasp JR04869.
  2. Loop 3mm ribbon around the centre and hide the knot behind the base.
  3. Spot a little bit of glue on the shank back and using a polystyrene ball as the base, sink it into the polystyrene surface of the ball.
  4. Now, simply push the decorated beaded head pins securely into the remaining surface area. For added security, spot a little glue on the bottom bead of each pin.

The Final Show Stopper... Fit For 
Any Snow Queen!



Top Tip: If you wish to create a distinct
pattern, draw the shape on the ball with
a felt tip pen and follow as a guide.
Silver Plated Head Pins
Diamanté Clasp


























































Sunday, 1 November 2015

New Product! Self Adhesive Glitter Fabric


Christmas is just around the corner which means you should expect to be covered in glitter, whether it's from the decorations, cards or crafts it's unavoidable (trust us).

To add a little bit more sparkle this season we have just stocked our latest product - self adhesive glitter fabric! Our regular glitter fabric has been ever so popular with our customers ever since Gok Wan used it on his Roadshow programme that we've been looking forward to extending our collection for ages!

Our new self adhesive glitter fabric is a very sparkly A4 sheet of fabric which has a self adhesive backing that is easy to peel and stick onto your craft project. You can easily cut to any desired shape with strong sharp scissors and it's perfect for customising your high heels.

Available in multiple colours and lengths, just search for self adhesive glitter fabric or click the link above.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Ghoulishly Good Halloween Haberdashery


Halloween is the PERFECT time to have a go at getting creative. Whether you consider yourself a master of the art or you're just a bit rubbish at getting creative, Halloween is the holiday where it's better to D.I.Y than fork out a fortune for ghoulishly goods.

Who says your crafts have to be perfect? 

The best thing about Halloween crafting is that everything looks better when it's perfectly imperfect. Forget colouring in the lines and neat banners, this holiday is for the disheveled.

JosyRose Halloween crafts packages

So, if you're a little bit lost on where to start with your Halloween craft project at JosyRose we have a whole collection devoted to Halloween to inspire you. From specially created themed trim to face masks, we have it all.

Halloween is just around the corner so make sure you don't miss out!


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JosyRose is an online boutique, catering for all your contemporary fashion, interior and crafty needs! We sell all the essential sparkling finishing touches you just can't seem to source on the high street. On-trend fashion motifs to funky feather trims. The perfect place to customise any hand-made project. Our collection covers haberdashery classics, craft, fashion, soft furnishings, scrapbooking, stage and jewellery making! x