A few months back I was asked to contribute to a handmade gift guide for holiday company Sykes Cottages. Personally I love handmade gifts and sharing craft ideas so jumped at the chance to be a part of the project! The online guide, which features six simple projects all created by craft bloggers, has been beautifully presented by Leanne and has some great inspiration if you're stuck for last-minute gifts - there's still time to make them in time for Christmas!
As the guide was designed to be used by those on holiday at the cottages the project supplies had to be inexpensive and easily transportable so I came up with a simple pair of beaded earrings with spiral detail. The tutorial uses basic techniques making it perfect for beginners and anyone wanting to try out working with wire for the first time. I sent off my written tutorial and step-by-step photographs which were then transformed into the amazing graphic shown above!
The guide also features five other projects that would all make great gifts for your friends and family this Christmas. From crochet to fabric accessories and candle-making there really is something to suit everyone!
You can find my full earring tutorial here and find out more about the other projects here.