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.




Thursday, 23 March 2017

Keep Your Treasures Safe in this Handmade Jewellery Pouch




Step 1: Preparation
  • Cut 1 piece of patterned material 3 ¾” x 8” for the cover
  • Cut 1 piece of felt 3 ¾” x 8” for the inside cover
  • Cut 2 pieces of different coloured felt 3” x 6” for the pages
  • Cut 2 pieces of different coloured felt 5” x 6” for the envelope pages.
    • Fold the felt vertically in half so that you have a 5” x 3” book shape.
    • Cut the top of the front cover down so it measures 3”x 3”.
    • Cut the back cover from the top middle point, diagonally 1 ½ “ on both sides to create a point
    • You will now have 2 church shaped felt pieces
  • You can see our collection of felt sheets here: Felt Sheets




























Step 2: Cover
  • Decorate the front cover with motifs, diamante, sequins & beads
  • Sandwich two 12cm lengths of satin ribbon in between the inside/outside cover on the outside middle edges
  • Stitch together the inside/outside covers, all the way around approximately one eighth from the edge anchoring the ribbon in place.
  • You can see our collection of motifs here: Applique & Motifs
  • Visit our range of diamante here: Diamante
  • Did you know we manufacture our own sequins here in the UK?! See them all here: Sequins





























Step 3: Pages
  • Arrange all 4 pages in a pile, alternating the colours. Ensure that each church shaped felt piece is positioned directly behind a rectangle, with the spire on the right
  • To create the envelopes, stitch together a rectangle & church shaped felt piece along the bottom right hand side & the far hand right side. Then fold down the spire section to create the flap. Add poppas to the point of the envelope flap, & cover with a decorative buttons
  • Fold the cover in half & lay felt side up. Place the pages in the middle & anchor in place by stitching down the centre of the book



Templete

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Meet Tara from Team JR & See How She is Raising Money for Macmillan



Meet Tara, the lovely lady on the other end of the JR phone. 

Not only brimming with style, creativity & efficiency, but we can now add bravery & selflessness to the list too! Visit her ''Brave the Shave'' donation page to read her very honest story about her relationship wither her Nanny, filled with love & loss. 

Driven with a desire to help others, raise money for the vital service Macmillan Nurses provide and as a cathartic way to channel the emotions of her loss, she has decided to ''Brave the Shave'' and shave her head in order to raise money for the charity. "I realised that there was something that I could do to show how much her passing had changed me, how extreme the emotions of losing someone so close to you can feel".

Team JosyRose is very proud of our girl Tara. 
Please show her some support too and read her story here; 


Spring Sunshine Inspired Bookmarks, Handmade Gifts Ideal for Mother's Day

Feeling Inspired by the First Rays of Sunshine & Fresh Spring Flowers Peeping Through out of the Grey? Us Too! 

Channelling spring into our latest craft project, these gorgeous embellished bookmarks ooze sunshine vibes! Super quick and simple to make for either yourself, or a perfect handmade gift for any green fingered Mum this Mother's Day.

1 - Simply cut a piece of satin ribbon to your desired length.

2 - Glue-gun or sew a small beaded circle or heart onto the end of the ribbon on each side, sandwiching the ribbon in between.

3 - Finish off with a stunning sequin & beaded applique. Above we opted for a flower, butterfly & bumble bee.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

It's A Gem! Follow Our Guide On How To Make This Semi Precious Stone Layer Bracelet


Read on to see how to create our chic bracelet using semi-precious stones and sparkly 

diamanté encrusted beads.




Make the Beaded Layers: 


1: Measure cord so it fits your wrist comfortably, allowing for an extra 10cm. Cut three lengths and tie a knot at one end of each piece. Add a crimp bead, then thread the cord through a 3-bar spacer.
 
2: Push another crimp onto the cord. Add the first set of beads, then finish the row with a diamanté. Double check the amount of beads used against the size of your wrist as you work. Repeat three times. 

3: When the stringing is complete, thread the remainder of the cord back through the first crimp bead, the corresponding hole on the spacer bar, then the second crimp. To secure the beads in place, squash the crimps flat using pliers. Untie, then snip off excess cord.



Make the Bracelet Charms: 


4: To create the feature charm, assemble a small length of chain using three jump rings. Thread a selection of pearl and diamanté beads onto 1” head pins. Trim away 1cm above the beads. Using pliers, bend the wire into a loop. Secure onto the chain at different heights, from smallest to largest to create a cluster effect. 

5: Finish with a mother-of-pearl heart button, securing a pendant mount through the bottom hole using pliers. Attach to the last jump ring on the chain. Add a mother-of pearl pendant mount, then hang from the bottom hole of the 3-bar spacer.

Top Tip:

Don’t be put off by the many types of  findings, look at how shop bought jewellery is constructed and use it as a guide!

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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