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Bohemian Macrame Wall Hanging

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Macrame Creative Project

Fancy trying out a new creative project using cord and any Nalu beads you have lying around the house? This is a great quick little project to try out over the festive break. Macrame has made a come back recently and bohemian styling especially in homes is making a come back, so we’ve decided to… Read more »

Nalu Macrame Plant Hangers

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Winter is here and we’re always looking for new ways to get creative with our gorgeous beads.  We’ve gone ‘old skool’ and brought back the macrame hanging plant basket but with our own bold bright Nalu twist!  These are so much fun to make but depending on the knots you choose, can certainly be challenging!… Read more »

Balinese Silver Jewellery – How It’s made

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Nalu Silver Jewellery

Creating new jewellery using a different material to what we usually work with involves lots of research to find the right artisans and needs good communication. Our silver jewellery starts from sketched ideas, drawing on inspiration from beautiful photographs or from our local scenery here in North Devon, UK. Texture, forms and words can be chosen… Read more »

Get The Winter Look

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Winter Jewellery

Winter is coming, so get your heart pumping by going for surfs, taking walks and heading out for adventures. Then get rid of the winter chills by getting cosy at home with a brew in hand. Winter makes us think of cold crisp whites and rich warm copper tones and berry pinks. We’ve put together… Read more »

Italian Wanderlust – Creating Murano Glass Beads

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Bead Making

Our latest beads have been created for popular snow resorts in Italy. It’s fitting that we include these stunning resorts as the glass we use is named after the Murano island situated off mainland Italy. Glass making was moved to this island in fear that making glass and creating glass objects could set Venice on fire with its… Read more »

Creative Project – Nalu Dream Catcher Tutorial

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Dream catcher tutorial

We’ve put together a little creative project to make your very own dream catcher. You can decorate your dream catcher with Nalu beads and macrame braiding to make yours personal to you. Perhaps you have some beads lying around that you’re not wearing, now’s the time to to create something with them! Here’s a little insight into… Read more »

Chainsaw Sculpted Art. Interview With Ossum Tree Carving

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Surfboard Carving

We absolutely love Paul Edwards artistic ability, creating awesome intricate wooden scuptures using power tools and drawing on inspiration from his interests from the creative world and extreme sports. Paul manages to create intricate work even using relatively large power tools, with one of our favourites being his surfboard carving pictured below. Paul is turning his hobby into… Read more »

Be Creative With Us! – August Nalu Workshops

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Nalu Workshops

Join us at our Nalu office in Braunton, North Devon this summer and get creative with us! Enjoy our workshops taking place every Wednesday throughout August where we can show you how to make your own unique Nalu jewellery. Update your bracelet with some shiny new beads or a new cord colour for the summer! Kids… Read more »

NEW Silver Beach Inspired Toggles

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Silver Jewellery

Toggles are a great way of fastening your Nalu bracelet securely if you enjoy braiding. We’ve designed and created some new beach inspired toggles to share with you. Designed by our silver and Murano glass bead designer, Emma, these simple fasteners make us think of trips to the beach. Take a peak at her initial… Read more »

Inspirational Surfers

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Women surfers

We love anybody who is inspirational. We’ve discovered inspirational women surfers from Lola Mignot, an elegant longboarer from Sayulita, Mexico, to India’s first female surfer. Some videos touch on the life of a competitive surfer while others look to personal growth and women’s empowerment. Lola’s grace on a longboard, her impeccable balance and style, with… Read more »