Last minute Valentine's jewellery.

So Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and I for one am looking forward to celebrating it with my partner, with the cinema and a meal out. I have been thinking about what jewellery I want to wear for the day, as I wanted it to be something Valentine's related. I was also thinking about maybe making something new especially for the day, and I thought I would share my Valentine's Day tutorial playlist with you, if you are struggling with the same, as there is still a bit of time left to make something. many of the designs in the playlist are pretty quick and easy to make, so I hope it might be helpful.

Valentine's Day tutorials playlist

❤️ Valentine's Day ❤️

So we're in February already, which means that Valentine's Day is really close. The day of love. Opinions are very split about this day, and wether to celebrate it or not. And as much as I think every day should be filled with love for each other, not just the one day, I don't think having a special day for it does any harm, as we can never have enough love and positivity in the world. I also find that love is a great inspiration within all art forms, and I therefore wanted to share a quick and easy tutorial for a Celtic wirework heart, which can be used in many different ways. You can put them together as links in a chain, use them for earrings, a necklace or even a ring. So you could easily make a set of jewellery, that you could wear if you are going out for Valentine's Day. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Valentine's Day, regardless what you are doing 😊

Holidays are coming, holidays are coming...

Christmas is almost upon us and I recently played around with some wire, to come up with this years Christmas decoration. I like to make a handmade Christmas decoration, that I give to everyone in my family each year. I ended up making a cute wirework angel, that can be used both as a Christmas decoration, but I also think they would make cute earrings. I decided to share a little picture tutorial for how to make it, as there is still time before Christmas and they are pretty quick and easy to make. I used a 40cm length of 1mm wire to achieve an angel of approximately 3cm tall. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Christmas.

New ideas and features coming

This week I am going to talk about some plans I have for both my Youtube channel and my website for the near future and upcoming things, and I would love to get some feedback on them. 

I am going to start out with some plans I have for my Youtube channel. I am planning on making a series of short videos with wire weaves, where I show how to do a specific wire weave in each video and it will be an ongoing series that I will be posting videos to every now and then in between my regular tutorials. I have also been thinking of another video series that I have been wanting to do for a while. Music is and always has been a very big part of my life, but it isn’t something I have brought into my jewellery making very much. So that is something I have really been wanting to do. To make different designs within different mediums that are music related. I already have a few ideas, but I would love to get some feedback on the interest for tutorials like this and also any suggestions or requests for design ideas that you might have. 

The next thing I want to talk about is my website. I have recently been expanding the features on my website by adding some free tutorials in picture and written form. So far I have focused on kumihimo tutorials, but I am planning to also start adding tutorials for macrame and wirework to my website. I plan on starting this within the next month or two and continue to add new tutorials over time. I am also planning on creating more kits that will be available for purchase like my current ‘Rainbow beaded kumihimo kit’, and this will also be within different mediums. Among these I am planning on making a kumihimo starter kit that will include all the things you will need to get started with kumihimo and beaded kumihimo and that will also be ready within the next month or two. 

I hope that you are as excited about these plans and ideas as me, and I can’t wait to bring them to you. And please feel free to give me some feedback on the ideas and let me know if you have any suggestions or requests for music related designs.

New feature on my Website

This week I want to talk about a new feature I will be adding to my Website soon. I have several video tutorials on my Youtube channel showing different kumihimo braid patterns using cord. Some of these are well-known ones like heart patterns and flower patterns and others like watermelon patterns or cupcake patterns.

I will be adding a new feature to my website where I will post kumihimo braid patterns like these in picture form, so they are easily referred back to and also because some people prefer pictures rather than videos to learn from, so this will hopefully help everyone. I will also continue to add to this catalogue of kumihimo braid patterns over time as I create and discover new patterns. So look out for this new feature on my website coming shortly.

Where I buy my wire

I get many questions asking me what wire I use in my tutorials, and where I buy them, so I thought I would address that question with this blogpost and accompanying video you can find using the following link:

 

Where I buy my wire

In the video you will find that I go into more depth about the wire itself, and what I use the different gauges for, to help anyone who might be starting out. It can give you a better idea of what the different gauges of wire is normally used for. 

The place where I buy my wire is:

Jewellery Maker

And if you’re a new customer and use this code when you first order, you will get £10 credit on your account after your first order, which is always a nice bonus.

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I find that the quality of the wire is great and I especially like that you can buy it on large reels of 50m each. That is very helpful when you are someone that uses a lot of wire. You don’t have to worry about running out in the middle of a project as much as if you have smaller reels of wire available to you.

So I hope that was helpful, and answered any questions about where I buy my wire and what kind of wire it is.