I recently was stuck in a DIY pickle, a bit of a challenge. I wanted to make a necklace project for my Enex 100 workshop series that had raw stones in it. Unfortunately getting raw stone beads with a large enough hole drilled through them to thread onto a gold hoop necklace was nigh on impossible.

So I started googling other products which may give the illusion of a raw stone but allow me to thread them onto a metal loop. The answer was FIMO. The stuff is amazing and I think the results were quite chic.

For this project, you’ll need: FIMO in contrasting colours, chopstick, oven and hoop necklace.

Separate 3 contrasting colours and roll into thin sausage tubes.

Spiral and twist the tubes around eachother.

Work them into each other until they are completely intermixed and continue the process.

Once you’re happy with the marbling pattern, form the bead into the shape you like.

Using a chopstick place a hole through the centre and then neaten around the hole once the chopstick is removed.

Bake the beads on a tray in a standard oven according to the heating directions on the back of your FIMO packet.

*One of the things I love about FIMO is that it cooks exactly the way you set it. So whatever shape you make, it doesn’t change or expand in the oven.

Continue to make additional beads the way you like and style it up!

I am hoping to make some amazing rock-like beads for long chains soon. Something in black and white and very minimalist.

Happy DIYing!



I’m so chuffed Enex 100 has asked me back to share my love of DIY again this season. Thanks to everyone who came to the last round, you can check out the images here.

Wednesday 27th of May 12pm: Raw Stone Hoop Necklace

Wednesday 27th of May 1pm: Double Pearl Earrings

Thursday 28th of May 12pm and 1pm: Paper Feather Photo Frame

Friday 29th of May 12pm and 1pm: Double Pearl Earrings

RSVP to francesca.turner@ap.jll.com NOW to lock in your place!

So the Saturday just passed was Fashion Saturday and I was so pleased that Westfield Carousel asked me to come on board again to lead this cool DIY workshop.

You can check out my last workshop with them here.

Participants were given a pair of shoes and all the materials for just $10! They were so creative and came up with really diverse embellishments. You can keep up to date on my latest workshops by following me on Instagram.

Thanks so much to the team at Westfield Carousel for working with me again. Should you wish to book me for your next event, simply email me through this site!

Autumn Winter Fashion has landed at Westfield Carousel and they are celebrating in style on Saturday 21 March at our Fashion Saturday Event!

With an obsession for all things fashion – especially shoes, this event is one is for the shoe-aholics with our exclusive shoe customisation workshops with me, Simone Heng, from DIYnamic Style

For only $10 you can create your own truly uniquely designed black pumps!

We will be making:

Style 1: 90s Supermodel (Right Image)

Sessions @ 10am, 12pm & 2pm

COST: $10

Style 2: Glam Ballerina

Sessions @ 11am & 1pm

COST: $10

Send us an email with your selected session and your shoe size so we can pre-purchase your shoe. Email carouselmarketing@scentregroup.com

Once confirmed please attend the Concierge Desk to make your $10 payment prior to your workshop.

This is so exciting and checkout the Events Page of the Westfield Carousel website for more.


Continuing on from my goal to blog 5 times a week in 2015, I wanted to share with you images from the DIY workshop which I held yesterday at the newest and coolest hipster join The Mantle.

Some friends of mine, including the lovely Louise Pillidge from The Bachelor and award-nominated blogger Angeline Lloyd and Mix 94.5 announcer Kendall Crake joined me in a chilled out afternoon making Crystal Studded Ear Cuffs, DIY Dior Veils and Nina Ricci SS15 unmatching earrings.

Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a lovely day!

So last weekend I had the best time with all of you making high fashion “rocktail” rings at Westfield Carousel. Using real raw gem stones, metallic paint pens and a whole lot of Christmas cheer we were able to create lovely statement pieces.. I’ll have the full tutorial up here soon so that if you missed this DIY you can achieve the project at home.

It was absolutely chocabloc and I wish I could have taken photos of that  but some participants object to having their picture published online, which I completely understand. Here’s some pictures from the day!

Thanks to every single person who came! I hope you had a great time.

p.s I am wearing my DIY Tom Binns necklace.

Who doesn’t like a nice chunky cocktail ring for the festive season? I was approached by the amazing team at Westfield, one of Australia’s largest mall owners, to put together a fashion DIY for a full day of Christmas goodness as part of their Super Saturday.

Book yourself in now, the sessions are for 6 people at a time from 10am. Click here to register now for this FREE day of crafting. 11:00 am and 3:00 pm are already sold out!

I was so overjoyed by the turn out of last weekend’s workshops. It was the first time I enjoyed a 100% turn out for my workshops and it was amazing meeting all of you who signed up! After all, finding anything to do for FREE in Perth is tough, aren’t you glad you made the most of it?

Thankyou so much to Ruby Tree Creative for the amazing flower arrangements, Enex 100 for the venue and Charles and Violet for the cupcakes that everyone enjoyed.

Stay tuned to my social media (on the right) for updates on the next batch of workshops. I took the images myself for this workshop, pretty proud of myself!

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