Candy Roses – 2-hole beads from Preciosa

The new Preciosa candy roses have the same cabochon base as the very popular candy beads but have an arched top with a rose engraving.  These versatile beads come in 8mm and 12mm sizes in a range of pretty colours.


Ginko Beads – Matubo 2-hole beads

These 2-hole Czech glass ginko beads are the latest new bead from Matubo and are named after the unusual shape of the ginko tree leaf.  The shapes fit snugly together and also work well in circular motifs.  They also combine


Pony Beads – Easy Project Ideas

The very popular barrel pony beads are available in a huge range of single colours and mixes but pretty stars, flowers, butterflies and hearts are also available.  Use with cotton cord or stretch elastic to make quick and easy jewellery.


Design Ideas for DiamonDuos

The 5x8mm diamonduos have a versatile facetted diamond shape that can be used to create a multitude of motifs such as rounds, stars and flowers.  They work well with many other beads including seed beads and other 2-hole beads. DiamonDuos


Swarovski Innovations – The Power of Emotions

Swarovski have just launched their latest Innovations and Inspirations – THE POWER OF EMOTIONS.  We’ve highlighted the key new shapes and colours, together with the trends behind their new collection. This season’s Innovations are inspired by Swarovski’s identification of the overarching trend they


Valentine Jewellery with Swarovski Heart Pendants

Swarovski heart pendants and beads are perfect for making Valentine’s Day jewellery.  We’ve picked our favourite shapes, including the very popular xilion heart pendants, together with some easy ideas for making Swarovski heart earrings, bracelets and pendant necklaces. Swarovski Xilion Heart


Swarovski Valentine Projects with Classic and Wild Hearts

These mini Swarovski Valentine’s Day Projects have been produced by their Create-Your-Style Team to show  you some easy design ideas and handy tips to create pretty earrings and necklace pendants using the Classic Heart Pendants and the Wild Heart Pendants. You


Valentine’s Day Jewellery with Les Perles par Puca

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your Valentine’s Day jewellery, two hole beads can make some lovely interesting designs.  The Amos par Puca beads can be used to create lovely heart motifs while the  triangular Kheops par Puca beads


Valentine’s Day Projects with Seed Beads

Handmade beaded gifts are a lovely way to give a personal Valentine’s Day present.  We have some easy project ideas here using seed beads and other small beads.  The basic techniques are explained and you can the vary the design to give