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  • Pendulum Necklace | Mini-Make Monday

    Geometric shapes and semi-precious gemstones continue to be a non-stopping trend this year, so when the NEW agate connectors and 3D geometric charms arrived, I knew I had the perfect partnership for a Mini-Make Monday project. The 3D geometric hollow diamond charm is so damn awesome (doesn’t it remind you of a space shuttle?) plus it comes in three colours to choose from – antique silver, rose gol...

  • Falling Filigree Leaf Bracelet by Jill Unthank

    Design team member Jill has designed us a gorgeous leather wrap bracelet with rich Autumnal colour and delicate leaf charms. I really love Jill’s choice of earthy Pantone colours for the leather – Spicy Mustard and Potter’s Clay are two of the top colours for Autumn 2016! See more of Jill’s designs on her Facebook page & Etsy shop! Materials Gold plated charm carrier (CR593) Gold plated fancy leaf...

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  • Swarovski Spike Necklace | Mini-Make Monday

    When we received stock of the Swarovski Spike pendant, I knew I wanted to create a design using it, it is such a stunning pendant. The pendant has the Patina affect that gives it an antique look, which I love. I mixed this pendant with sterling silver findings to make it that extra special design. PROJECT MATERIALS 6480 Swarovski Crystal Spike Pendant 39mm Crystal Rose Patina (AC1656) Sterling Sil...

  • Fimo Clay Dragon | Inspiration

    Before Liv from the warehouse team sadly left BD to follow her dream career in teaching, she shared with us an incredible dragon made from Fimo clay.  Liv commissioned her friend Helen O’Conner to create this Fimo dragon based on her son’s design. I posted a picture on Instagram, but you really need to see the sheer skill and talent she has to make such a realistic and detailed mythical beast! I b...

  • Beading Day Out at IJL

    Last week the buying team ventured out for the day to International Jewellery London (IJL). The show is the biggest trade event in the international jewellery industry, it is a brilliant opportunity to see some of the biggest trends right now and meet the people behind the creations. Whilst there we were delighted to see that we are right on trend! We saw lots of pieces that use components we love...

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  • NEW Nunn Design Jewellery Kits

    The new Nunn Design kits are perfect for those who want to have a go at using crystal clay, but are not sure where to get started! These cute little kits are neatly packaged and contain everything you need to make their pictured design. Choose from a stunning necklace or earring kit, both available in either antique silver or antique gold. Once made, you have a stylish piece of jewellery handmade ...

  • Macramé Knotted Ring | Mini Make Monday

    Since I first learnt how to macramé knot, I’ve been adding little knotted details into lots of my designs! Once you’ve mastered the simple knotting pattern then the ideas are sure to start flowing for you to get creative with them. Try mixing your coloured threads, adding beads into your knots or even using your macramé sections as functional, sliding clasps. Take a look at more of our pretty macr...

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