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Posts from February, 2012

Silver Clay With Style by Natalia Colman

I caught up with Natalia Colman so she could introduce us to her brand new, hot off the press book ‘Silver Clay with Style’. This is an excellent book for those who want to make jewellery from silver clay! There are plenty of hints and tips as well as new tecniques and jewellery projects. Here Natalia tells us more……


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Nappa Leather: The Need to Know Guide

Nappa leather is the newest cord around and its popularity is on the increase. With so many different colours and patterns for you to choose from it really is a great material to work and experiment with. Nappa leather is a full grain leather and is commonly used when making high quality leather goods such as wallets and briefcases.

The great thing about this style of bracelet is that they are so simple to make! They are perfect for a beginner to jewellery making and they do not take long to create. Choose your leather, add charms if desired, then complete by gluing on a clasp. You can use as many rows as leather as you want, keep it simple with one loop, or use multiple rows for a great effect.

Charms can be added to the leather to create something that is really unique to your personality and style.

Nappa Leather bracelet made by Vicki.

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Teach Jewellery Classes | Become a London Jewellery School Accredited Jewellery Training Centre

Do you want to take your jewellery teaching to the next level? Or maybe you have a whole host of jewellery making skills that you’d love to share with others but need some support to get started? The London Jewellery School’s new programme could be for you. Individual jewellers, business owners or collectives can set up and run their own jewellery making classes using the successful LJS model and with the ongoing support from LJS in setting up, promoting and delivering professional classes.

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Valentine’s Day! Traditions, Facts and Jewellery

Today is the day of love, in fact with it being a leap year the whole of February is the month of love, as February 29th is the day where it is traditionally acceptable for women to propose to men. Since the 17th Century, Valentine’s Day has been celebrated here in Britain, even then friends and lovers would exchange hand written notes and small gifts to express their love for one another. After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the second biggest card sending event around the world.

Hearts, flowers (we’ve had a couple of deliveries of those here today!!) roses, pinks and reds all come to mind when you think of Valentines Day. There is no better way to be dressed for the day then with some themed accessories, necklaces, rings, bracelets etc are all delightful ways to celebrate the day of love (they are great for gifting too!!). Sometimes it is the simplest of pieces that are the most effective.

Heart earrings made by Vicki.

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Meet the Beads Direct Team | Stacy Hunt |

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I’m sure many of you, who are our fans on Facebook, already know her as she’s often there to answer your queries. She’s just creating another email with some great offers for you, but had a moment to spare for this quick interview.
Let me introduce you to Stacy… Read More