Sneak peek inside issue 61

Katie Holloway

Katie Holloway

12 November 2013

MJ61 Cover (1)

The Christmas issue of Making Jewellery goes on sale 14 November and we are SO excited about it! We're pretty sure our chic cover will be the most stylish on the shelves and the projects inside are stunning!

Christmas Robin By Jayne Rimington

(Christmas Robin by Jayne Rimington)

Not only have we got a magazine packed full (and I mean full, there are 88 projects in this bumper issue!) of gorgeous jewellery to make, but we've also got Christmas decorations for your home! 

Festive Name Decoration By Debbie Kershaw (1)

(Personalised Christmas decoration by Debbie Kershaw)

Wreath Decoration By Sue Mason -Burns

(Wreath decoration by Sue Mason-Burns)

Learn how to make each of our step-by-step projects so that you can be the best dressed at all the Christmas parties, plus make plenty of gifts for your friends and family, from the sugary sweet gingerbread house...

Home Sweet Home By Lynn Allingham (1)

(Home Sweet Home by Lynn Allingham)

... to the ultra stylish glimmering necklace (which I think looks quite a lot like mistletoe!)

Pearl Elegance By Sian Hamilton

(Pearl Elegence by Siam Hamilton)

Whether it's a white Christmas or not, you can recreate a fairytale scene with glitter and shrink plastic!

Crystal Snow Globes By Su Pennick

(Crystal Snow Globes by Su Pennick)

Tansy Wilson shows you how to make the most of laser cutting services to create this stunning and super simple-to-make bangle:

Snowflake Bangle By Tansy Wilson

(Snowflake bangle by Tansy Wilson)

Plus, with £1445 of giveaway goodies to win, all the latest fashion trends, new jewellery products, interviews with fabulous jewellery designers, and a huge array of jewellery disciplines, look no further for all your Christmas makes! 

High Street By Design Competition

Katie Holloway

Katie Holloway

8 November 2013


F. Hinds and International Jewellery London (IJL) have been running the High Street by Design Competition together for three years, and now in its fourth year the competition is open to all. Whether you are a current designer, a student or just a jewellery lover you can enter this fabulous competition.

Five lucky winners will have the oppprtunity to design the jewellery they would love to wear themselves for sale on the high street. F. Hinds will work with the winners to develop the pieces of jewellery to be sold in their stores. There's even the potential for a guaranteed commision in all of the high street and shopping centre stores across the country, as well as the online shopping at

Logo F_Hinds

Entries must be in by 31 March 2014, and you can pick up the entry form and all the details in F. Hinds stores, or at 

The winners will be chosen by the judging panel: Andrew Hinds of F. Hinds; Bob Morrish, director and gold buyer of R E Morish jewellery; Sarah Jordon, award winning jewellery designer; and a consumer representative from IJL.

Vaishali Shah

The winner in 2013 in the student category was Vaishali J Shah with her Lepos de Princess Pendant, which combined silver and cubic zirconias to appeal to a wide audience. Vaishali is from Wembley and is currying studying CAD Design at the National Institute of Jewellery Design in India.


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