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.




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

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