07 June 2017 12:11
|GIVE A PLAIN TOTE A GLITZY MAKEOVER WITH THESE EASY CRYSTAL BROOCHES
Looking for a quick way to jazz up a favourite handbag? These gorgeous pieces are made with a little sequin and stone glamour. They're so simple to put together, all you really need to decide is which colourways you love the most! Here, shimmering gems have been covered with co-ordinating mesh fabric to give the finished piece that extra stand-out twinkle. Once attached, these brooches will transform any plain shoulder bag into designer-style arm candy. So, what are you waiting for?
14 May 2017 12:20
02 May 2017 10:47
27 April 2017 02:18
This bracelet is inspired by spring time blooms and is guaranteed to uplift any outfit with its vibrant colours & happy vibes! Multiple layers make it appear like a complex piece, but in fact it is super simple as they simply stack on top of one another. Here is how we made it:
Measure your wrist & cut a piece of jewellery making jelly cord to length, allowing extra for tying the knot upon completion.
Thread a mixture of bugle beads, pearl seed beads, sequins & handmade clay flower beads onto the cord.
Tie a knot at the end & snip off the excess. For a more professional finish, use crimp beads. Thread both ends of the cord through the crimp so they are over lapping. Then flatten it with pliers to secure the cord. It makes working with slippy cords easier to handle & more secure.
Try and keep to a few colours to give the piece a feeling of unity. Here we have selected red, pink, orange & yellow with a hint of green.
Create some plain beaded layers too, to help the beautifully embellished layers take centre stage.
01 April 2017 09:35
Measure your egg cup.
Select a spring coloured piece of felt and cut out two flat-ended oval shapes, leaving enough excess for snipping the seam later on.
Mark on the felt where the stitch line should appear and hand stitch the two pieces of fabric together using embroidery thread in a coordinating colour.
You should now have a hat shape. Turn this inside out so that the seam is hidden.
Stitch some gingham ribbon around the hem and then top it off with another row of sparkly strung sequin & some feature buttons.
Iron-on, glue-on or stitch an Easter themed hot-fix motif to the front and back of the cosy.
Add further detail by embellishing the fabric around the motif with embroidered cross stitches.
To finish off, thread a marabou feather through a gap in the seam stitching and glue gun into place from the inside.
24 March 2017 03:00
Step 1: Preparation
Step 2: Cover
Step 3: Pages
21 March 2017 11:05
Hand make something personal, unique and beautiful for Mum this Mother's Day.
Be inspired by our quality supplies here: Mother's Day Collection
14 March 2017 01:51
14 March 2017 12:18
Feeling Inspired by the First Rays of Sunshine & Fresh Spring Flowers Peeping Through out of the Grey? Us Too!
Channelling spring into our latest craft project, these gorgeous embellished bookmarks ooze sunshine vibes! Super quick and simple to make for either yourself, or a perfect handmade gift for any green fingered Mum this Mother's Day.
1 - Simply cut a piece of satin ribbon to your desired length.
2 - Glue-gun or sew a small beaded circle or heart onto the end of the ribbon on each side, sandwiching the ribbon in between.
3 - Finish off with a stunning sequin & beaded applique. Above we opted for a flower, butterfly & bumble bee.
19 February 2017 04:06
Read on to see how to create our chic bracelet using semi-precious stones and sparkly
diamanté encrusted beads.
Make the Beaded Layers:
1: Measure cord so it fits your wrist comfortably, allowing for an extra 10cm. Cut three lengths and tie a knot at one end of each piece. Add a crimp bead, then thread the cord through a 3-bar spacer.
2: Push another crimp onto the cord. Add the first set of beads, then finish the row with a diamanté. Double check the amount of beads used against the size of your wrist as you work. Repeat three times.
3: When the stringing is complete, thread the remainder of the cord back through the first crimp bead, the corresponding hole on the spacer bar, then the second crimp. To secure the beads in place, squash the crimps flat using pliers. Untie, then snip off excess cord.
Make the Bracelet Charms:
4: To create the feature charm, assemble a small length of chain using three jump rings. Thread a selection of pearl and diamanté beads onto 1” head pins. Trim away 1cm above the beads. Using pliers, bend the wire into a loop. Secure onto the chain at different heights, from smallest to largest to create a cluster effect.
5: Finish with a mother-of-pearl heart button, securing a pendant mount through the bottom hole using pliers. Attach to the last jump ring on the chain. Add a mother-of pearl pendant mount, then hang from the bottom hole of the 3-bar spacer.
Don’t be put off by the many types of findings, look at how shop bought jewellery is constructed and use it as a guide!
22 January 2017 03:01
These Haberdashery filled hearts are really effective and very easy to make. They can be used as a door/wall/window hanging, or you could make a smaller version to hang on a Valentine's Day card.
Thread the wire with buttons, ribbon roses and sequins, leaving a few gaps for some feature applique.
Tie the embellished wire into a circle.
Manipulate the embellished circle into a heart shape.
Tip: Although the heart is embellished with lots of different beads and buttons, we have opted to use similar, complimentary coloured items, to give the piece a feeling of unity.
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15 January 2017 04:53
We HEART haberdashery!
It's true, and you can find your true (craft) love with JosyRose.com too!
With just under one month until the big day, we have everything you need to craft something special for that someone special!
Why Not Treat Yourself?
...to a new look, a new hobby, a new wardrobe?
Be inspired by our Lucky Dip Habby Bags bursting with sparkling surprises & tactile treats!
12 January 2017 11:09
20 December 2016 11:18
Would you like to make these simple Christmas decorations using craft box scraps?
Here's how it's done:
I made them both following the same principles.
Firstly, make a cone shape using sequin film.
Thread a section of wire through the cone opening, leaving enough length on either side to manipulate into a hanging loop at the top and fashion into fairy legs or a tree trunk at the bottom.
Attach fringing to the inside of the wide cone opening. Double sided tape works great on sequin film. Now for the fun decorating bit!
For the fairy i over layered the cone with some sequin waste punchinella which created a cute pattern for the fairy dress. I made her a sparkly pair of shoes and matching cloak made from glitter fabric, topped with little paper hands holding a heart shaped acrylic stone. Using sequin film again, i cut out some fairy wings opting for the ethereal 'Oriental' transparent film with a subtle AB finish. Then decorated them with sequins and used a paper punch to cut out a delicate wing pattern. For the face i snipped the top off the cone and replaced it with a smaller flesh coloured card cone. Here i used small sequins cut in half for the eyes and tiny ones for cheeks and lips. I glued it all together using a glue gun and then topped her of with a main of damson and lilac feathers!
This fairy is ready to party; i love her skinny wire legs and sparkle shoes captured mid prance!
For the tree i decorated the cone with snowflake sequins gluing the centre in place and bending the tips to make them 3D. Then i glued on some glitter fabric circles, sequins and a bow. I finished the wire with a glitter fabric plant pot at the bottom and threaded a star shaped bead through the top.
Both decorations are super cheap to make and can be embellished with any sparkles you have in your craft box. Get creative and enjoy yourself!
Here are a few snaps of them on my tree...
Merry Christmas from Team JR!
04 December 2016 05:10
27 November 2016 09:32
We've had some fun getting creative with our Christmas themed die cut applique, made from our ever glamorous and popular glitter fabric. Designed and manufactured by JosyRose in our London factory.
Each pack of glittery festive die-cuts includes: gift, reindeer, bauble, snowman, stocking and Santa. Every set contains both the positive and negative silhouette shapes - totalling 12 die cuts to use on Christmas cards, decorations and gift-wrap for only 25p each!
Loving all things sparkly, we couldn't stop there! So we embellished the silhouettes with ribbons, sequins, diamante, buttons, wire and beads to make some festive Christmas cards.
What do you think?
What will you make?
Please do share your Christmas crafty creations with us, we would love to see!
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19 November 2016 03:30
This is a very easy way to make an original & striking candle centre piece
Choose a nail head with prong backs & diamante set in metal claw backs.
Select your candle & satin ribbons in complimentary colours.
Tip:If you wish to create a distinct pattern, score the design into the wax with a pin before you start.
13 November 2016 01:06
Tip: I have teamed together complimentary ribbons to match the colour of the beads. You could try using contrasting colours for a whole different effect. Red ribbon on green beaded napkin rings would look fab on the Xmas table!
16 October 2016 02:51
Who says Halloween can't be glam?
Sandwich back-to-back, sparkly side out, 2 sheets of A4 orange & black glitter fabric. Glue in place.
With a standard hole punch, cut out one row of holes along one long edge. This will form the rim of your tub, where you thread the ribbons through.
Cut a mixture of orange, black, purple & green ribbons to different lengths.
Thread decorative beads onto a piece of strong malleable wire to make a handle.
On the reverse of a piece of glitter fabric draw a circle using a compass set at 57.10mm mm radius. Cut the circle out of the fabric with a pair of sharp scissors. Draw another circle in the middle - compass setting: 47.10mm. Now, at 1cm intervals cut from the outside edge inwards to the inner circle/line creating a fringe. This will form the base of your bucket.
Glue our black distressed lace trimming around the long edge of the glitter fabric sandwich which has the holes
Tie the contrasting ribbons through the holes & knot in place.
Bend the fabric round so that the ends butt together to create a cylinder shape. Glue into place and cover join with a piece of decorative ribbon
Now slide the base into place & fold the cut sections up onto the inside cylinder walls. Glue in place.
Thread the handle through opposite points of the ribbon rim and tie in place.
Finish the rim off with a row of black & white strung sequin. Glue in place.
Top off with an oversized orange plastic button
Tip: It doesn’t matter if the ribbons fray – this will add to the look!
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23 February 2016 03:30
Mother's Day is fast approaching. What better way to say 'i love you' to your Mum this year, by creating her this unique necklace, tailoring the fabrics, colours and beads all to your Mum's personal tastes.
Cut out your desired collar shape from a sturdy felt.
Choose a collection of clear acrylic stones in a selection of shapes. Cover them with a thin chiffon material, so you can still see the facets of the gems. Gather the fabric at the back of the gem and tack it together.
Sew the fabric covered stones onto your felt collar. Position them so that they sit slightly higher than the top edge of the collar to hide the felt.
Line up a string of multi-coloured beads made from precious stones along the bottom edge of the collar. Tack the string to the collar every 3 beads.
Fill in the gaps between the gems and beads with sew-on genuine crystal diamanté stones in clasps.
Measure a strip of black grosgrain ribbon to the length you wish your necklace to be. Cut it in half and stitch one end of each strip to the back of each tip to create the 'chain'.
Slot a ribbon end clasp onto the tip of each ribbon and close in place with a pair of jewellery pliers. Finish off with a screw clasp.
08 February 2016 12:17
Create the base. Cover a haberdashery hoop with ribbon. If you don't have one you could make a hoop shape from thick wire, such as a coat hanger. Then, using sticky tape, secure a length of chunky piping cord along the wire to thicken it up. Wrap the ribbon around the hoop until it is completely covered, making sure that the ends meet at the top. I've used JR05207, a beautiful embellished sequin chiffon ribbon, adorned with intricate sequin flowers.
Now for the fun bit! Thread a selection of buttons, beads and diamanté onto some coloured craft wire. Wrap the decorated wire around the hoop. Tie a swatch ribbon in a simple knot to the top right. Add a sequin butterfly to the bottom right-hand side of the hoop and arrange a bouquet of diamanté buttons and flowers next to it, creating the main focal point.
To finish off, make a wire hanger, decorated with a range of beautiful beads. Wrap it round the top of the hoop and finish the other end with a simple finger loop. Add a tassel to the top center. To finish, glue a blue chiffon flower at the front to hide the seams of the ribbon.
10 January 2016 12:53
Step 1: Cut Out Felt Pieces
Step 2: Make the Clouds Sleepy Face
Step 3: Make the Cloud
Step 4: The Mask
Step 5: Finishing Off
07 December 2015 12:33
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01 December 2015 08:00
It's the most wonderful time of the year and now you have plenty of excuses to be sat at the table crafting away!
Buying Christmas decorations and knick-knacks maybe the easiest option but nothing is as Christmassy as something that is homemade. This is the time of year when everyone is a little bit pushed on time so we've made it a lot easier for you to get all your crafting goods in one place - at JosyRose of course!
So, let Christmas bring out your creative side - be it decorating the tree, the table, or special handmade Christmas cards. You can find everything you need by shopping the JosyRose Christmas collection on our website, we have everything you can possibly think of!
'Tis the season to be jolly with JosyRose.