Now making a bead bracelet is not a craft you can do on the go – visions of pushing your way though a crowded train carriage, chasing after your beads is not an appealing one. However, you can take it with you on a weekend away or just something to do when you have a quiet moment at home Its really quick, easy and fun.
Step 1 – Getting Ready
Along with the beads (obviously!), there are a few essential items you need: small flat or long nose pliers, tiger tail wire, a clasp, crimps, a peg and jump rings. You can buy all of these things in your local craft store and there are very cheap versions which I’d recommend buying if you are just trying it out.
Step 2 – Starting Out
Cut a length of wire – cut it so it fits around 1.5 times . . . → Read More: Making a bead bracelet
As you know, at UCC we are all about building crafting into your everyday life and making most of every opportunity to get your craft on. However, once in a while it would be nice to take some time out and really immerse yourself in crafting.
There are lots and lots of great craft based holidays out there and here are our top 3 ideas across the world:
1. Visit www.craftybreaks.com to see the best Wales has to offer in all things crafty. You can take workshops in pottery and ceramics, glass painting, felt making and mosaics to name but a few all amid the beautiful Welsh countryside.
2. On the other side on the world, a slightly different approach is offered by the craft retreat near Melbourne (www.thecraftretreat.com.au). Rather than offering classes, it provides a base for you and your friends to dedicate yourself to crafting. There is . . . → Read More: Holidays with a difference