Our recent custom work

the crystal cove custom jewellery

It’s been another fun year for us creating lots of different types of jewellery for lots of different occasions.  We always enjoy being a small part of our customers’ special occasions, whether it be a birthday or celebration of any sort.  This year has seen lots of custom work for us in a wider variety of jewellery types than before.  We have been working with our customers to create personalised items such as photo memory lockets as well as handmaking beaded jewellery from photographs.  

It has been such a pleasure getting to know our customers more during the process and finding out more about the occasion in question.  As a few examples, we helped one customer to create a memory locket for a family member’s 40th birthday with a photograph engraved onto a rose gold memory locket backplate and helped them to choose suitable memory locket charms for the recipient as well as the memory locket itself.  This made a truly memorable and heartfelt gift that will be treasured.  

Creating our first men’s jewellery was really nice for us.  We were asked to create a school graduation present for a 13 year old which could be personalised and straight away thought of the men’s leather bracelet one of our stockists offered.  This is grown-up sort of gift with an inspiring message suitable for a young man. Our customer even sent pictures of his impressed look upon receiving his gift!  This absolutely made our year to see this and it was so lovely of our customer to send it. 

We have also worked with customers to place paw prints of their fury family members onto special heart pendants.  Being animal lovers here at The Cove, this was possibly the most fun of all, especially when the little fur babies in question weren’t happy about their paw prints going onto our special inkless wipe kit paper! Customers had to get creative sometimes to get images of the little paws but we always get there in the end! 

It has been wonderful to get creative but also to work with ideas from customers and bring them to life.  Thank you to our customers for these opportunities and the fun we have had!

More Halloween Ideas

small pumpkin and swarovski bead halloween charm

We got really inspired by lots of Halloween ideas this year and it seems we have gone a little pumpkin crazy! Our custom work means we haven’t had a chance to make all of them but fun was had making what we have done so far. We were very lucky to be granted permission to use the cutest pumpkin design ever by Lili Azalée and, as predicted, we decided to embellish our own cute little pumpkin design with some Swarovski® crystals. They make a nice addition to the Miyuki® beads don’t you think?

small pumpkin and swarovski bead halloween charm

As well as an adorable charm we fancied making some stud earrings for those who may want a more subtle look for Halloween. We have included the beading pattern so you can follow and have a try at making your own if you fancy it.

the crystal cove miyuki beaded witch hat halloween earring pattern

We have just one of our Lili Azalée pumpkin keyring/bag charms for sale so one lucky customer will be able to dress up their handbag or keys for the month of pumpkins!

Let us know what you will be doing to celebrate Halloween this year!

Beaded Halloween Ideas

beaded halloween spooky cute pumpkin

Now the new school year has started it turns our attention to the change in season coming up soon. Halloween is getting increasingly popular here in the UK with people celebrating in much bigger ways than before, with decorations, parties and costumes.

We have been playing around with some beaded ideas to create spooky charms and earrings with a cute little twist. Here are some of our ideas created with our beading software. As you can see, simple changes can make a big difference to the overall look of a design. We like to play with adding different frames around the designs to set it off. However, sometimes it simply looks better left alone. We will let you decide which your favourite is of these designs and update you on how they turn out! We may even add a touch of Swarovski® sparkle, who knows!

Are you making an effort with your Halloween costume this year? Let us know your plans!

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website! We have been busy making some changes to make your experience with our website even better.

New features will be added to the website but if you have any requests or suggestions we are always happy to hear them so please do get in touch.

We are continuing to add new products all the time so don’t worry if you don’t see our usual popular ranges!

Yes we are still taking our custom orders and our free design service is always available so you can get in touch with your requests as usual. To make a custom order use our contact us form or send us an email with more details.

We hope we have created a more streamlined and functional website to enhance your user experience. We welcome feedback from our customers so you send us an email or use the contact us form to let us know how you find the website. Feedback helps us to improve so don’t be shy!