Christmas inspiration

Katie Holloway

Katie Holloway

20 December 2013

It's that time again, and we can barely contain our excitement that it is nearly Christmassy!

To get you feeling well and truly festive, we thought we would share with you some of the things that are inspiring us to create festive jewellery this year, and some lovely pieces that we've spotted on Etsy. We hope it inspires you to make some lovely things, and we hope you all have a merry Christmas!

Nothing gets you in the mood for Christmas quite like a classic Christmas film:

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(image from www.twentyfourframes.wordpress.com)

Here's a charm bracelet with a classic movie feel to it:

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(bracelet from www.etsy.com/shop/BlackberryDesign)

Of course, some festive sweeties are always necessary!

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(image from www.elementsbathandbody.com)

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(earrings from www.etsy.com/shop/ribopotomus)

There's nothing like a vintage storeybook to provide some fantastic images to inspire:

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(image from bearalley.blogspot.com)

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(necklace from www.etsy.com/shop/CarolNichiols2)

And of course... some much longed for snow!

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(image from wallfoy.com)

Www .etsy .com :shop :Pinara Design

(Earrings from www.etsy.com/shop/Piranadesign)

Sneak peek inside issue 61

Katie Holloway

Katie Holloway

11 December 2013

MJ62 Cover

It’s party season! Our January issue is packed with 48 projects to make your New Year sparkle. Whether you want to make that last-minute Christmas present, or you need something to go with your head-turning party outfit, this issue has got it. Stunning crystals shine out from metal clay, vintage brooches are revamped and copper pipes are turned into surprisingly stunning beads. Plus, we’ve got a colourful chainmaille project, a lampwork peacock feather and a recycled fork! Read our interview with award-winning metalwork artist Wanaree Tanner, learn how to make intricate leaves out of polymer clay and how to make interesting components with Dorset buttons. Don’t miss our giveaway goodies and discount codes, and find out what’s coming up with the latest fashion trends, book reviews and our new-look Celebrity Inspiration page. Get making jewellery, it’s time to dazzle! 

Here are a few of the step-by-step projects inside the issue:

Fireworks pendant by Sandra Quell:

Fireworks Pendant By Sandra Quell

Burlesque choker by Jayne Rimington:

Burlesque Choker By Jane Rimington

Brilliant Bows by Holly Fawcett:

Brilliant Bows By Holly Fawcett

Orbital Rays by Sarah Austin:

Orbital Rays By Sarah Austin

Silver glass peacock bead by Sabine Little:

Silver Glass Peacock Bead By Sabine Little

New Year bangles by Tansy Wilson:

New Year Bangles By Tansy Wilson

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