Tag: jewellery

Seaglass

 

I spend a lot of my weekends up in County Durham and one of my favourite places to go is Seaham beach.  Until the 1920s Seaham had one of the largest glass bottle works in Britain and during its days of glass bottles production, any waste glass was dumped into the North Sea.  This glass regularly washes up on the beach with the tide and after years of being tumbled smooth by the waves it leaves these beautiful glass pebbles on the sand.  Every time I go for a walk along the beach I pick some up and as I now have quite a large collection and a little more free time I thought I’d have a go a making some jewellery with it.  I have been having a look for inspiration and techniques on Pinterest and Youtube.  I would also love any advice from any of our customers, so if any of you have tried this yourselves I’d love to hear from you or see your creations.

 

I’ll keep you posted how I get on.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Isobel

Macrame Halloween Projects

Autumn has arrived and with it colder days and darker evenings. It’s the perfect time of year to get cosy and crafty indoors and with Halloween approaching our thoughts here at Proops have turned to all things black and orange. Now I have to confess my macrame skills aren’t the best, but I did find these brilliant Halloween themed macramé crafts on macramelovers.com, along with lots of other ideas, patterns and tips for macrame projects.

Macrame Halloween jewelry from “This Year’s Dozen”

http://www.macramelovers.com/blog/macrame-knots/macrame-halloween-inspiration/

 

We have a range of different sized macrame rings available in our shop for all your macrame projects. We’d love to see what you make.

 

Have a great week and happy crafting.

Isobel

lizz1

 

Halloween Craft

Macrame Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Different Types and Uses of Jewellery Pliers.

Jewellery Pliers! There’s such a huge range to choose, with a variety of different uses. Emma at Make and Fable posted a great tutorial to explain the different types and styles of pliers. Make sure to show her site site some love and check out some of her other posts if you find this helpful.

Which jewellery making pliers do I need

There is an every increasing amount of different pliers available to help you in your jewellery making exploits, but when starting out, which do you really need?

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