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Melissa Hyland

Editorial - Make Sell Jewellery
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Melissa Hyland last won the day on September 27 2013

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About Melissa Hyland

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  • Birthday 09/25/1972

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  • Location
    Colchester
  • Interests
    Jewellery making, reading, movies, science fiction & fantasy, steampunk
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    Female

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    http://www.makejewellerymagazine.com
  1. Melissa Hyland

    Seed Bead Crafting

    Hi there, many beading companies sell monofilament beading thread, which is similar to fishing line and comes in a variety of thicknesses - Beadalon, Fireline, and the Bead Smith are among some of the best known brands and are pretty strong. These links also talk about various threads and cords for beading, which might be useful: https://www.myworldofbeads.com/beading-thread/ https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/encyclobeadia/charts/722x https://www.kernowcraft.com/jewellery-making-tips/beading-and-threading-techniques-and-advice/stringing-beads-with-small-holes We hope this is helpful - good luck!
  2. Hello everyone, Do you have a question about selling your jewellery? Whether you're just starting out or looking to boost your sales, our team of experts is here to help! Email your questions to [email protected] and you may find an answer in a future issue of Make & Sell Jewellery. Best wishes, Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  3. Hello everyone, Do you have a question about selling your jewellery? Whether you're just starting out or looking to boost your sales, our team of experts is here to help! Email your questions to [email protected] and you may find an answer in a future issue of Make & Sell Jewellery. Best wishes, Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  4. Hello everyone! We are delighted to announce the winner of Make & Sell Jewellery's forum challenge for issue 58, the main theme of which was Valentine's Day. This romantic holiday inspired some beautiful entries and we've really enjoyed seeing them all. And the winner is Diane's Designs, who wowed us all with her lovely Venetian-style mask. Created after attending a wirework mask course by Rosanna who works as a bundle designer for Jewellery Maker, Diane says, "I think the intrigue of a mask fits well with the Valentine romance theme." Fashioned from pink and antique bronze wire, she then adorned her creation with genuine pearls for that final feminine touch. Congratulations Diane - don't forget to email your full name and address to [email protected] so we can send out your prize. We are also launching a new type of challenge to all you designers out there. Show us your latest creations on the forum, or on our Facebook page and each month we'll select our favourite to win a prize. It can be inspired by the projects in Make & Sell Jewellery or your own unique design, so grab your tools and get making. Happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  5. Hello everyone, Thank you to all of your who entered our forum challenge for issue 58 of Make & Sell Jewellery. There have been some gorgeous entries on the theme of Valentine's Day and we will be announcing the winner in the Hall of Fame very shortly. In the meantime, keep sending in your creations to the forum and to our Facebook page for the chance to win a great prize. Happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  6. Hello everyone, Are you having problems with a jewellery project that isn't going the way you'd planned? Is there a technique you'd like to try, or something you'd like to incorporate into a piece, but you're not sure how to go about it? Then maybe the Make & Sell Jewellery experts can help. Every month, we feature readers' beading questions in our Jewellery SOS article, where our panel of jewellery designers offer the benefit of their experience to solve your beady problems. Simply email your questions to [email protected] and we will do our best to come up with an answer for you. Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  7. Hello everyone, It's time to announce the winner of the Make & Sell Jewellery forum challenge for issue 57 (January '14), which had the New Year as its main theme. Christmas can be a hectic time that doesn't leave a lot of spare time for beading, so we'd like to thank everyone who were able to send in their entries. There were some lovely glitzy designs, perfect for any party, and the winner is maillemanz with her gorgeous Shooting Star necklace. "I have wire wrapped lots of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals with ball pins and added silver-plated chains to make this focal pendant. This can slide onto a cord with the sturdy jump ring at the back," she explains. We love the bright colours and the tail of trailing chains - well done, your beady goodie bag will be in the post soon. Don't forget, you can still enter our latest forum challenge for issue 58 (February '14), which is based around Valentine's Day, the perfect opportunity to create some romantic designs. You'll find it here at http://www.homecraftforums.com/topic/49955-make-sell-jewellery-issue-58-forum-challenge-closes-at-530pm-on-3rd-february-2014/ Happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  8. Hello everyone, It's finally time to announce the winner of the Make & Sell Jewellery forum challenge for issue 57 (January '14) as our extended deadline draws to a close! Head over to the Hall of Fame to discover who our latest winner is, and don't forget, you can still enter our latest challenge for issue 58 at http://www.homecraftforums.com/topic/49955-make-sell-jewellery-issue-58-forum-challenge-closes-at-530pm-on-3rd-february-2014/ Happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  9. Hello everyone, Happy New Year! We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and are ready for 2014. As the festive period often doesn't leave much time for beading, we've decided to give you another chance to enter the issue 57 forum challenge by extending the deadline to 13th January. That means you now have until Monday next week if you fancy creating something suitably glitzy to enter. The winner will be selected on Tuesday 14th and will win a beading goodie bag. The rules are at the beginning of this thread, but if you have any queries, please email me at [email protected] and I'll do my best to answer. Happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor, Make & Sell Jewellery
  10. Hello everyone, As the M&SJ office will shortly be closing for Christmas, we are putting up our next forum challenge for our February issue (issue 58), on sale on 28th December, a little earlier than usual. This issue is based around Valentine's Day, with statement beaded hearts, boho leather pendants and cute silver cutlery charms to make, plus exclusive copyright free designs, tips on writing a business plan and much more! All you have to do to enter is: * Produce a jewellery make based around the main theme of Valentine's Day, or one of the other themes or projects within the magazine. This means that you can either enter your own unique creation, or a piece based on one of the projects featured in this month's issue. * Feel free to use any beads in your stash and try out different techniques too! * We ask that you post a well-lit, good-quality picture in this thread, with a little explanation about how you created your entry and any details about the beads and techniques used. * One entry per person please (overseas entrants welcome). Challenge closes at 5.30pm on 3rd Fbebruary 2014. The winner will be announced shortly after and a fresh challenge will be opened for the new issue. And the winner will receive a lovely beady goodie bag and appear on the Your Space page within the magazine! Any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] We look forward to seeing your entries! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  11. Hello everyone, The forum challenge for issue 56 of Make & Sell Jewellery ended yesterday, and we are delighted to announce our new winner! The theme for this issue was Christmas and inspired some beautifully festive and glitzy entries. After much debating, we were finally able to make a decision - so it's congratulations to paperkate for her gorgeous necklace and matching bracelet. Created for herself to wear at a Christmas concert she is performing in, this beautiful set was created with gold and silver chain maille rings that are faceted all the way around. These were linked together to form chunky sparkling ropes and a smoky teardrop pendant adds the final touch to the necklace. So well done paperkate, and don't forget to email your full name and address to [email protected] so we can send out your prize. We'd also like to thank everyone else who entered and to remind you that the new forum challenge for issue 57 - our New Year issue - is now open. Send in your entries to http://www.homecraftforums.com/topic/49841-make-sell-jewellery-issue-57-forum-challenge-closes-at-530pm-on-2nd-january-2014/. Have a lovely Christmas and happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  12. Hello everyone, The Make & Sell Jewellery forum challenge for issue 56 is now ended! Visit the Hall of Fame thread in Crafty Challenges to discover who our winner is - as always, it was difficult to choose. We'd like to thank everyone who entered - don't forget that you can now enter our new challenge for issue 57, our New Year issue, at http://www.homecraftforums.com/topic/49841-make-sell-jewellery-issue-57-forum-challenge-closes-at-530pm-on-2nd-january-2014/. Have a lovely Christmas and happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  13. Hello everyone, Welcome to the latest forum challenge for the January issue (issue 57) of Make & Sell Jewellery, on sale from Friday 29th November. This issue is based around New Year, with glamorous chain maille and semi-precious jewellery to make, plus exclusive copyright free designs, money saving tips for your jewellery business and much more! All you have to do to enter is: * Produce a jewellery make based around the main theme of New Year, or one of the other themes or projects within the magazine. This means that you can either enter your own unique creation, or a piece based on one of the projects featured in this month's issue. * Feel free to use any beads in your stash and try out different techniques too! * We ask that you post a well-lit, good-quality picture in this thread, with a little explanation about how you created your entry and any details about the beads and techniques used. * One entry per person please (overseas entrants welcome). Challenge closes at 5.30pm on 2nd January 2014. The winner will be announced shortly after and a fresh challenge will be opened for the new issue. And the winner will receive a lovely beady goodie bag and appear on the Your Space page within the magazine! Any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] We look forward to seeing your entries! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  14. Hello everyone, It's time to announce the winner of Make & Sell Jewellery's issue 55 challenge, which had Glitz and Glamour as its main theme. We had some lovely entries that would be perfect for all those upcoming parties. And the winner is MsSugarbean, who emailed us this fabulous image of her elegant bib necklace. She says: "It was made using some beautiful pearlesque leaves and tiny faux pearls with little crystals put in. It was all attatched to chains of differing lengths to form the cascade of creamy pearls and leaves. It took ages to wire up each bead and leaf and attach them to the chains, but I'm really happy with the result and think it makes a real statement." So congratulations, and make sure to email your full name and address to [email protected] so we can send out your prize. Thanks also to everyone who entered - there's still time to take part in our latest challenge at http://www.homecraftforums.com/topic/49639-make-sell-jewellery-issue-56-forum-challenge-closes-at-530pm-on-2nd-december-2013/ Happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
  15. Hello everyone, The forum challenge for issue 55 of Make & Sell Jewellery is now over, so head to the Hall of Fame to discover who this month's winner is! We'd like to thank everyone who entered - don't forget to enter our Christmas-themed challenge at http://www.homecraftforums.com/topic/49639-make-sell-jewellery-issue-56-forum-challenge-closes-at-530pm-on-2nd-december-2013/ Happy beading! Melissa Hyland Deputy Editor
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