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
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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!
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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!
Visit JosyRose.com or follow this link to check out these gorgeous glitter applique:
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!
All items available from JosyRose.com
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
"A glue gun was vital to this project.
Make light work of tricky and time consuming applications by simply opting for our handy glue gun. Plus, if you make a mistake, the glue can usually be picked off in one chunk, and you can try again! A professional tool for all novices!"
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.
30 November 2015 08:53
A Show Stopping Ornament For Your Tree Or Something Special For The Little Princess in Your Life
01 November 2015 07:00
Christmas is just around the corner which means you should expect to be covered in glitter, whether it's from the decorations, cards or crafts it's unavoidable (trust us).
To add a little bit more sparkle this season we have just stocked our latest product - self adhesive glitter fabric! Our regular glitter fabric has been ever so popular with our customers ever since Gok Wan used it on his Roadshow programme that we've been looking forward to extending our collection for ages!
Our new self adhesive glitter fabric is a very sparkly A4 sheet of fabric which has a self adhesive backing that is easy to peel and stick onto your craft project. You can easily cut to any desired shape with strong sharp scissors and it's perfect for customising your high heels.
Available in multiple colours and lengths, just search for self adhesive glitter fabric or click the link above.
01 October 2015 08:00
Halloween is the PERFECT time to have a go at getting creative. Whether you consider yourself a master of the art or you're just a bit rubbish at getting creative, Halloween is the holiday where it's better to D.I.Y than fork out a fortune for ghoulishly goods.
Who says your crafts have to be perfect?
The best thing about Halloween crafting is that everything looks better when it's perfectly imperfect. Forget colouring in the lines and neat banners, this holiday is for the disheveled.
JosyRose Halloween crafts packages
So, if you're a little bit lost on where to start with your Halloween craft project at JosyRose we have a whole collection devoted to Halloween to inspire you. From specially created themed trim to face masks, we have it all.
Halloween is just around the corner so make sure you don't miss out!
01 September 2015 08:00
September is a little bit like being in limbo for us, we want to be planning our Christmas crafts but deep down we know it's a little bit too soon. So, that leaves us digging out our favourite craft supplies and seeing what we can make!
One of our must have products has to be our glitter fabric, if you need the sparkle factor then this glitter fabric is for you! Set on a woven cotton backing we stock a variety of different colours and finishes.
As featured on Gok's Clothes RoadShow, our spectacular range of glitter fabric can be used for so many different little craft projects, from customising your high heels to creating hair accessories.
If you want to give our glitter fabric a try but need a little bit of inspiration why not check out our JosyRose Pinterest account, we're constantly pining cool and creative craft ideas.
01 August 2015 08:00
Bridal season is here! We can't help but get a teeny bit excited at this time of the year, we love to hear about your wedding crafts especially when we get to see your creative ideas.
We know it's a stressful time for everyone involved when it comes to a wedding but at JosyRose we have created a special wedding craft collection to give you a helping hand.
From favour making supplies to bridal trimmings, we have everything you can think of to make everything perfect.
Nothing is quite as special as something which is handmade with love, so if you're looking for that finishing touch for your wedding why not check out our wedding craft collection.
01 July 2015 08:00
We have a little fact for all our lovely customers!
Did you know that all of our sequins and sequin trims are manufactured right here in the UK by the hands of us and everyone who works at JosyRose HQ.
Manufacturing for the craft and haberdashery sector is now often done abroad but we want to stay local and use all of our years of knowledge to make the best sequins and trims.
We even fulfil bespoke sequin trim orders (depending on size), all you need to do is give us a call and we can do our best to help you out.
We’re much more than a so why not check out our selection of sequins and trims at JosyRose.
01 June 2015 08:00
Prom season is nearly upon us in the UK as well as the summer wedding season which we all know is a very costly affair! As we’ve spoken before about wedding DIY tips we thought we would bring you something a little bit different, something you wouldn’t normally think you could do yourself!
Tiara making sounds like something you should leave to the professionals but surprisingly it’s very easy, especially if you have the right tools. At JosyRose we have a whole section dedicated to tiara making, including bands, beads, tools and wires.
Creating your own tiara means you have the freedom to make something unique but also gives you the chance to save a pretty penny. A tiara band costs as little as £1.55 from JosyRose so making your own won’t break the bank!
Perfect for bridal parties or those who want something extra special, shop the collection only at JosyRose.
18 May 2015 12:26
Spring into this season with new craft ideas, as well as supplying all the haberdashery and craft supplies you’ll ever need we’re also a dab hand at sharing our tips and tricks.
We want to make things as easy as possible for you which is why we have neat little sections across our website dedicated to specific crafts, this is so you can find what you need without any hassle.
From charms to wire, we’ve got everything you need to add to your collection, whether you’re making something for yourself or a friend we stock many styles that’ll be a hit with everyone!
Sounds a little bit tricky but you won’t believe how easy it is. From new claps to accessories to customise a much loved handbag, watch as your creation comes alive right in front of your eyes.
We all know that there’s nothing cheap when it comes to weddings but you’re going to save a pretty penny when you turn your time to DIY. We’ve got everything you need for your wedding, from favour bags to petals for table decorations.
Adding a bit of personalisation is the perfect way to make someone feel special. Create your own stamped cards, wrapping paper and crafts with our selection of quality stamps.
Whatever you need the JosyRose the Haberdashery & craft store is here to help with all your crafting needs.
01 April 2015 08:00
Hell April, we’re happy to throw our arms wide open to welcome the month which is probably the best for crafting! Nothing beats the Easter holidays when you can sit down on your own or with your kiddies and family and do a little bit of crafting.
As you know we have tons of ideas on our blog but if you’re anything like us you’re always looking for the latest craft ideas to sink your teeth in. Our Easter craft collection is a great place to help you get your materials together but to help you out with getting your creative juices flowing we now have launched a Pinterest account.
Simply search for JosyRose on Pinterest and you can check out all the craft ideas that have got our hearts racing. From Fashion DIY to wedding decoration craft ideas, we’ve pinned it all.
So what are you waiting for? Get a mug of your favourite tea and browse our board for inspiration.
02 March 2015 08:00
Doesn’t it seem like this year is just flying by? We’re already in March and with a few celebrations ahead of us we can’t believe that Mother’s Day is just over 2 weeks from now!
Over the years we’ve picked up some amazing Mother’s Day craft ideas, from creating special cards to designing unique jewellery. Whatever you decide to get your mother for this special day we’ve learnt that something handmade and unique is always welcomed.
Our experience has lead us to create a specialised Mother’s Day craft collection on JosyRose so we can help you provide that special touch. If you’re a little bit lost of what to make or you need some inspiration, our collection is ideal for you to browse and buy at your leisure.
From buttons to ribbons and cards to motifs, we have it all so you can get her something special.