Maybe you've noticed, maybe not, but we've been a little quiet on the blog front recently. That's hopefully set to change soon, but in the mean time we're giving you all our most popular posts throughout November (which just so happen to be the new Checkmybox range... coincidentally). We've been off doing busy business type stuff, getting all the necessary pieces in place for the launch, working through and learning the admin side, doing some courses and meeting with potential clients. Even though it's not the creative side that me and Hannah both enjoy and really started the business to do more of, it's still incredibly interesting, and motivating to see how much we have progressed since we set up two months ago now. I think sometimes it's difficult to see all the smaller goals achieved along the way when most of the focus goes into financial constraints and actually developing and creating your final product ready to sell. I'm really proud of what we've accomplished up to this point, only slightly off schedule, but working hard to get there always.
As usual we will keep you updated on Checkmybox right here. Enjoy today's tutorial xx
UPDATE: You can buy the materials to make this kit over at Checkmybox.co.uk or at our Etsy shop, making things even easier!
Tigertail (nylon coated wire) / Seed beads in graduating colours / Crimps / Jump rings / Chain / Clasp
Cut 6 lengths of tigertail that are all 12cm long / Put a crimp onto the end of one piece of tigertail, then thread that end through a jump ring and back on itself into the crimp / Push the crimp tight against the jump ring and squash between pliers / Thread on equal amounts of each colour seed bead to required length / Thread another crimp on after the the last seed bead / Thread the tigertail through a second jump ring and back through the crimp / Pull tight and squash the crimp / Trim any excess tigertail / Repeat these steps twice for each jump ring so you end up with three lots of two strands / Attach all three sections with a jump ring at one end / Plait the three sections together and secure with another jump ring / Measure the extra chain needed to fit around the rest of your wrist and secure each end to the outer jump rings of the plaited section / Part your chain in the middle and attach your clasp to one end (and a jump ring to the other if needed) / Put it on your wrist and rock some ombre styling!