Tuesday, 4 July 2017

DIY Fashion: Embellished Denim Hot Pants


Iron-on motifs, fresh and floral neckline applique and iron-on diamante and nail-heads make it super simple to refresh your summer wardrobe this season.

This week we have embellished a pair of denim shorts with coloured metallic nail heads, iron on diamante and some embroidery thread. What do you think?

Firework Design Created with Embroidery Thread & Colourful Hot-Fix Metal Nail-Heads

Shorts Embellished with 3mm Hot-Fix Crystal Diamante in a Heart Shape

To create this simple transformation we used a Kandi Kane hot-fix wand. This is the professional tool to apply hot-fix crystal diamante, pearls and nail heads. The wand heats up with two minutes making light work out of what can be a very time consuming and fiddly job! No more applying glue with tooth picks and picking the stones up with tweezers… this wand does it all for you, and without any mess!

The box includes 8 interchangeable tip sizes; 2,3,4,5,6 & 7mm, plus 4 & 9mm flat heads for nail heads, a UK plug and is CE approved.

Kandi Kane Hot-Fix Application Wand

Hot-Fix Products Available from JosyRose.com

To be used with hot-fix products as seen above, sold by JosyRose.com. Each stone or nail-head has a non-sticky back which contains hard glue activated by heat. Once heated, this glue becomes soft and will stick to almost any surface. We stock a large selection of shapes, sizes and colours o choose from.

What will you do with yours? Remember to share your creations with us!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Arm Candy. How to Make a Bag Brooch

GIVE A PLAIN TOTE A GLITZY MAKEOVER WITH THESE EASY CRYSTAL BROOCHES


Looking for a quick way to jazz up a favourite handbag? These gorgeous pieces are made with a little sequin and stone glamour. They're so simple to put together, all you really need to decide is which colourways you love the most! Here, shimmering gems have been covered with co-ordinating mesh fabric to give the finished piece that extra stand-out twinkle. Once attached, these brooches will transform any plain shoulder bag into designer-style arm candy. So, what are you waiting for?

  1. Sew or glue 5mm square sequins onto a piece of stiff fabric. Start from the outside and work inwards so that the sequins overlap. Leave a coin sized circle in the middle bare, as this is where the gem stones will be glued
  2. Cover a selection of different sized acrylic stones in a very thin fabric so that the stone will sparkle through. I have used coloured meshes and a light patterned fabric. Simply stretch the fabric over the gem and tack together at the back.
  3. Arrange the gems into a cluster and glue gun into the centre of your sequined base.
  4. Finish off by gluing a brooch back to the reverse

Tip! Try using some buttons, diamante or different shaped acrylic stones for a different look.


Sunday, 14 May 2017

The GRASS IS GREENER if it's Made of Sequins! Decorate a Plant Pot Tutorial.

Why wait for the seeds to grow before you can enjoy your pot plants again?
Follow our step-by-step guide to customise your own plain white plan pot.


Decorate the Saucer:

  • Measure the inside circumference of the saucer & cut a strip of velvet ribbon to length leaving 2cm excess. Lay the ribbon face down & glue the tips of green tusk sequins along the length of ribbon. 
  • Once the grass strip is done, glue another length of thinner satin ribbon on top of the sequin tips to sandwich them in place for extra security.





  • Glue gun the sequined strip to the inside of the saucer, with the velvet ribbon face-out. Trim the excess length at the seam. 
  • Finish off the grass by gluing the odd yellow & red sequin daisy onto the tusks.




  • Complete the pot by sticking a length of retro polka dot ribbon around the outside using double-sided tape.
  • Tip 1: randomly place the tusks facing left & right to create a natural grassy effect
  • Tip 2: use velvet ribbon to glue the sequins to, the glue will not show through the thicker material


Decorate the Pot:

  • Measure the outside circumference of the rim of the pot & cut green rainbow ribbon to length leaving 2cm excess. Stick the ribbon to the rim & trim the excess at the seam.
  • Choose a selection of sequinned butterfly & bug appliqu├ęs like the ones below to decorate the pot. 



  • Lay each motif face down & attach random lengths of colour-coordinated wire to the back. 
  • Jazzy up the wire by wrapping it around your pencil creating a spiral effect. Or for a subtler look, thread a few green seed beads on the wire and secure in place with a small blob of clear super glue.
  • Glue gun the motif backs in place around your pot. 
  • Sandwich the wire ends to the base of the pot with another strip of ribbon. The saucer will hide this.
  • Tip: use double sided tape on satin ribbons; this avoids any lumps showing through



Thursday, 27 April 2017

How To Make A Spring Stacking Layer Bracelet


This bracelet is inspired by spring time blooms and is guaranteed to uplift any outfit with its vibrant colours & happy vibes! Multiple layers make it appear like a complex piece, but in fact it is super simple as they simply stack on top of one another. Here is how we made it:

Measure your wrist & cut a piece of jewellery making jelly cord to length, allowing extra for tying the knot upon completion.

Thread a mixture of bugle beads, pearl seed beads, sequins & handmade clay flower beads onto the cord.



Tie a knot at the end & snip off the excess. For a more professional finish, use crimp beads. Thread both ends of the cord through the crimp so they are over lapping. Then flatten it with pliers to secure the cord. It makes working with slippy cords easier to handle & more secure.

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Top Tips:

Try and keep to a few colours to give the piece a feeling of unity. Here we have selected red, pink, orange & yellow with a hint of green.

Create some plain beaded layers too, to help the beautifully embellished layers take centre stage.






Saturday, 1 April 2017

Handmade Easter Egg Cosy



Measure your egg cup. 

Select a spring coloured piece of felt and cut out two  flat-ended oval shapes, leaving enough excess for snipping the seam later on.

Mark on the felt where the stitch line should appear and hand stitch the two pieces of fabric together using embroidery thread in a coordinating colour.

You should now have a hat shape. Turn this inside out so that the seam is hidden.

Stitch some gingham ribbon around the hem and then top it off with another row of sparkly strung sequin & some feature buttons.

Iron-on, glue-on or stitch an Easter themed hot-fix motif to the front and back of the cosy.





Add further detail by embellishing the fabric around the motif with embroidered cross stitches.

To finish off, thread a marabou feather through a gap in the seam stitching and glue gun into place from the inside.




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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