Sneak peek inside our Christmas issue!
11 November 2015
It’s Christmas time and we are feeling sparkly! Step inside our December issue for the best party jewellery making projects. We show you how to make a silver clay reindeer necklace, a crystal chainmaille set, a sparkling resin ring and much more, with 50 projects to make! Plus, techniques include working with embossing powders, upcycling brass tubing, making beaded tassels and many more besides. We’ve interviewed some top jewellers to get the low-down on their designs and business, plus we’ve got plenty of advice for running your own jewellery business. With all the usual reviews of great jewellery making products, fab prizes to win and the latest fashion trends, we’ve got all your Christmas jewellery sorted!
Above: Winter Wonderland Pendant by Nicola Beer
Above: Snowflake Sparkle by Julia Rai
Above: Winter's Tale Resin Pendant by Debbie Kershaw
Above: Valley Rose Necklace by Annemarie Kenyeres
Above: Bold as Brass by Tansy Wilson
Above: Snow White by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Winter Sparkle by Sammi Fletcher
Sneak peek inside Making Jewellery issue 86
14 October 2015
Get creative this autumn with seasonal projects to brighten your days and warm your heart! From stamped and printed leaves to metal clay gems and plenty in between, this issue features a riot of colour and gorgeous designs for nature lovers. Techniques include making polymer Bargello canes, enamelling with Efcolor, making chainmaille motifs and more. Plus, we’ve included tips on how to grow your jewellery business whilst growing your skills as well as all the latest reviews, fashion inspiration and plenty of prizes to win! Don’t let the chill of autumn get you down – be inspired by the changing leaves and make some of our stunning jewellery designs!
Above: Beautiful Bargello by Alison Gallant
Above: Braided Copper by Sue Mason-Burns
Above: Fallen Leaves Necklace by Clare John
Above: Autumn Garland by Su Pennick
Above: Autumn Cascades by Sarah Austin
Above: Scraptastic Tubes by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Above: Autumn Trails by Tracey Spurgin
Sneak peek inside issue 85
15 September 2015
Get ready for autumn with this Gothic-inspired issue of Making Jewellery, with a pinch of Halloween inspiration too. We move over to the dark side with 50 projects that vary from pretty fairy-tale pieces to designs bordering on the macabre. Techniques include colouring polymer clay, embossing onto leather, making your own blend of metal clay, creating seed bead shapes and more! Whatever your personal jewellery style, there will be something to suit you. Plus, we’ve got all the usual product tests and reviews, top designer interviews, the latest trends and plenty of prizes to win. Don’t let the dark evenings get you down, use them to snuggle up with your favourite jewellery magazine and be inspired.
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Above: Briar Rose bracelet by Nicola Beer
Above: Embossed Leather by Tansy Wilson
Above: Hootenanny Masquerade by Lizzi Holt
Above: Green Onyx Cuff by Sue Mason-Burns
Above: Gothic Inspired by Caron Nosek
Above: Modern Geometric Textured Bangle by Tansy Wilson
Sneak peek inside issue 84
18 August 2015
It’s that time of year when we get excited about the new season’s trends, and we have got an issue packed full of the latest jewellery styles hot off the catwalk. Inspired by the season’s best designs, projects include leather collars, oversized pendants, copper leaves, geometric bangles and much more. Try your hand at working with metalwork, polymer clay, metal clay, lampworking techniques, wire wrapping and beading as you make each of these fashionable designs. There’s something to suit every taste and style. Plus, win great prizes, read fascinating features and get an insight into how to run a jewellery business.
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Above: Geometric Statement by Shayna Bowles
Above: Blue Waves by Sarouchka Lobbens
Above: Rose Gold by Clair Wolfe
Above: Geometric Cork Creation by Lynn Allingham
Above: Ruffled Necklace by Sue Mason-Burns
Above: Woodland Magic by Annemarie Kenyeres
Above: Hammered Earrings by Tansy Wilson
Sneak peek inside issue 83
21 July 2015
Making Jewellery magazine issue 83 - on sale 23rd July 2015
We are getting exotic this month, with beautiful pieces of jewellery to make, all inspired by the Far East. From Chinese symbols on polymer clay, to a stunning Japanese fan made out of metal clay, the projects this month are as imaginative as they are gorgeous. Techniques include stitching with four-holed beads, soldering metal with pieces of bamboo, capturing a geode slice in wire, making a glowing-effect lampwork bead and plenty more! We’ve got reviews of top jewellery making products and books, insights into the hottest fashion trends and lots of giveaway prizes to win, so you’ll get your fix of all things jewellery all in one place! Plus, the issue comes with a free ‘simple statement’ jewellery collection, containing six step-by-step projects that you can make quickly and easily.
Above: Kirakira bangles by Chloe Menage
Above: Geisha Ogi Pendant by Nicola Beer
Above: Beaded Knot by Amelie Harrison
Above: Aglow by Laura Sparling
Above: Oriental Fan Earrings by Tracey Spurgin
Above: Oriental Bloom by Laura Binding
Above: Eastern Promise by Sian Hamilton
Sneak peek inside issue 82
24 June 2015
Step into summer with this issue of Making Jewellery, packed full of projects and inspiration, whatever your jewellery style. Bigger is better with our oversized polymer bangle and a stunning woven metalwork collar, or you could play it subtle with a metal clay and acrylic brooch and a woven PMC flex pendant. We show you how to make your own Photopolymer plates so that you can make clay designs that are truly bespoke, plus there are simple, colourful flowers to make. Beaders will love the peyote tube necklace that can be worn two ways. Plus, we’ve got lots of great interviews with jewellers, fashion inspiration, and hundreds of pounds worth of giveaway prizes to win. Come rain or shine, it’s time to get making jewellery!
Above: Brilliantly beaded tube by Clair Wolfe
Above: Colourful woven collar by Tansy Wilson
Above: Oriental Beauty by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Above: Motifs in wire by Sue Mason-Burns
Above: Gardenia Garland by Nicola Beer
Above: Flotsam and Jetsam by Fiona Potter
Sneak peek inside issue 81
22 May 2015
Making Jewellery issue 81 - on sale 28th May
Get tropical this summer with the July issue of Making Jewellery, which is full of 48 colourful projects inspired by paradise. Whatever style of jewellery you like to make, there is plenty inside to inspire you – from polymer clay fish to macramé rainbows. Whether you’re into lampwork, wirework, metalwork or more, there is something you’ll want to try your hand at. Plus, with metal clay, seed beads, leather and chainmaille, you’ll be kept busy all month. We’ve included some great features, such as interviews with top contemporary jewellers, and Eleanor Swinhoe gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her jewellery business. Don’t miss our great giveaway competitions, latest fashion tips and tests of new jewellery making products.
Above: Tropical Hoopla by Tracy Smith
Above: Clownfish by Laura Sparling
Above: Aloha Petals by Chloe Menage
Above: Tropical fish by Sue Corrie
Above: Make a Statement by Clair Wolfe
Above: Ombre Rainbow by Candy Chappill
Above: Rainbow Bracelet by Sue Mason-Burns
Sneak peek inside issue 80
24 April 2015
Sometimes we all run out of inspiration, but this issue of Making Jewellery has you covered, with 52 projects inside for making great jewellery projects. Each piece inside the magazine has been inspired by a photograph – so who knows where your creativity will take you? Techniques include making polymer clay canes, creating moulds for metal clay, forming patterns in resin and more. Inside we show you how to make a classic silver locket, a wirework tree pendant, a beaded crown, plus plenty more. We’ve got great fashion inspiration, interviews with top contemporary jewellers and great giveaway prizes to win.
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Above: Rosie Bloom by Sian Hamilton
Above: Caribbean Dreams by Karen Taylor
Above: Coney Creation by Lynn Allingham
Above: Psychedelic Metal by Karen Caine
Above: Mosaic Klimt Style by Sian Hamilton
Above: Salad Bowl Necklace by Clare John
Above: Tree Silhouette by Sue Mason-Burns
Sneak peek inside issue 79
30 March 2015
Get ready for summer with this issue of Making Jewellery magazine, as we’ve got 32 projects for you to make that are perfect for a summer garden party. Plus, we’ve got 14 pieces for you to make that are perfect for the wedding season, whether you’re making jewellery for a bride, bridesmaids, or a guest. Step-by-step projects inside include a stunning 3D metal clay butterfly ring, a wire and metallic pearls tiara, a colourful wirework and thread floral necklace and more. We’ve covered an array of techniques too, from polymer clay to wirework, and from soutache to sewing. With plenty of fashion trends, product reviews, giveaway prizes and top designer interviews, as well as advice for your jewellery business, look no further for your essential jewellery making tips.
Above: Flower Blossom by Laura Binding
Above: Garden Delights by Sue Mason-Burns
Above: Keylime Twist by Michael Mitchell
Above: Scrap silver pebbles by Clair Wolfe
Above: Pinwheel Party by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Above: Pretty Papillon Ring by Nicola Beer
Above: Delicious Lily by Sian Hamilton
Sneak peek inside issue 78 of Making Jewellery magazine
4 March 2015
Calling all fashionistas – this month we have 50 jewellery making projects inspired by the Spring/Summer 15 catwalk trends. Whether you’re into beadwork, lampwork, metalwork or wirework, we’ve got something that you’ll love learning how to create. Materials include polymer clay, crystals, kumihimo cord, braided wire, metal clay and more, with a different piece of jewellery to suit every fashion style. We show you how to create a translucent polymer flower brooch, how to texture aluminium bars and how to make a cute macramé owl. With interviews with top contemporary jewellers, plenty of giveaway prizes to win, new techniques to learn, plus fashion trends and reviews of new products – we’ve got spring jewellery making sorted! Plus, the issue comes with a free 'Busy Hands' supplement to keep the kids busy throughout the Easter holidays!
Above: Aztec Armour by Nicola Beer
Above: Fantasy by Jo Turner
Above: Textured Aluminium by Clair Wolfe
Above: Micro Owl by Sian Hamilton
Above: Blooming Lovely by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt
Above: Kumihimo Nuggets by Maggie Jones
Above: Braidy Bunch by Karen Caine