Crafty Links #1

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Welcome to Crafty Links, a new feature here on Craftaholique, where I’ll be sharing with you my recent favourite crafty reads from around the web! Crafty Links isn’t actually completely new if I’m honest. I did a version of this feature a very long time ago where I shared crafty video links! But seeing as I’m starting afresh, I’m naming this edition number 1. Anyway, I’m always browsing the web for inspiration and these are the craft blogs that have stood out {Read More}

Cute DIY Beaded Ribbon Bracelet

Cute Beaded Ribbon Bracelet 3 - Craftaholique

After creating my easy knotted ribbon and beads bracelet last week, I decided to try out another creation using ribbon as it’s one of my favourite materials to use at the moment! This DIY bracelet is really easy to make and involves a little spot of bead embroidery. The great thing about using ribbon as a bracelet is that it will fit any size wrist, even little ones. I used the following materials to make this cute beaded ribbon bracelet: {Read More}

Beadworthy

Beadworthy - an inspirational collection of jewelry projects and tutorials - Craftaholique

Lately, I’ve been putting some time and energy into another website, called Beadworthy. It’s been up and running for a few weeks now and the response I’ve received so far has been very positive, so I thought I should probably mention it! Beadworthy is a pinterest style website which aims to promote the works of talented bead and jewellery artists all around the world (for free). At the same time, it’s designed in such a way that beading enthusiasts can {Read More}

Easy Knotted Ribbon and Beads Bracelet

Easy Ribbon and Beads Bracelet - Craftaholique

I’ve been enjoying playing with my bead stash lately and so today, I’m happy to bring you this easy knotted ribbon bracelet project! It’s very easy to make and you’ll only need a few materials, as follows: Selection of beads, large and small. Ribbon Wire Clasp Beading needle (size 10 or 12) Nymo beading thread Step 1 Thread your larger beads onto a fairly long piece of ribbon (you can trim in a minute), making a knot inbetween each one. This {Read More}

Colour Palette Inspiration – Emerging Spring

Emerging Spring Colour Palette

It’s almost the end of February and spring will soon be upon us! Spring is my favourite season and I love the colours that are associated with it. If you look closely when you’re out and about, you might just see a few signs of spring starting to appear. I was out walking my dog today down by the river near where I live and I just had to take this picture and create a colour palette from it to {Read More}

Bead Embroidery Headband Project

Bead Embroidery Headband

Over Christmas I found a little time to indulge in some beading again… and I realised how much I’ve missed it! I started learning about bead embroidery as I’m pretty fascinated by sewing together tiny little beads to make something really beautiful. I came across an amazing tutorial for a bead embroidered headband on YouTube by Megan Petersen, the owner of Megan’s Beaded Designs. I just HAD to attempt make a child’s version for my little girl! First of all I measured {Read More}

How to Make Pretty Blog Images Using Photoshop

How to make pretty blog images

Hi there! Sorry it’s been a while since my last post. I have been doing a little crafting but not as much as I’d like! I’m still making a crochet blanket for my cousin’s baby and I really need to get a move on because it’s only a matter of weeks before the little fella arrives! Anyway, today’s post is a little tutorial I’ve created on making images look really pretty for use on blogs or websites using PhotoShop. One thing {Read More}

Tour de France Bunting: Available while stocks last!

Tour De France bunting

Have I mentioned that my husband enjoys crafts almost as much as me? This Tour De France bunting is his creation, in aid of the upcoming Tour De France. With just a few weeks left to go before the Tour De France starts in our hometown of Yorkshire, he thought he’d have a go at making some jersey bunting. Tour De France Bunting We’re both really pleased with the finished product! There are 12 jerseys on a 4 metre length {Read More}

How to Crochet Granny Squares – My First Attempt!

how to crochet granny squares

I was inspired to have a go at crochet by a family member recently after seeing how she managed to work up a gorgeous crocheted blanket in what seemed like no time at all. Crochet has been on my list of crafts to try for ages so I had a hunt around on You Tube for a tutorial and after a few failed attempts, I managed to create this – my first Granny Square! It’s a bit wonky in places {Read More}

Black Crystal Heart Necklace

Black Heart Necklace

Hello! I thought I would post a picture of this Black Crystal Heart Necklace which I made yesterday. I found a new bead shop recently and as always, I wasn’t able to come away without buying some kind of beads! I always feel like a child in a sweet shop whenever I enter a bead shop – there’s so much temptation on offer… I created this simple necklace with a few of the items that I bought. The necklace has {Read More}