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Colour Focus: Brown

The 2015 Colour of the Year is Pantone Marsala 18-1438: "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is … Continue Reading

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Review: Adult Colouring Books

  Secret Garden: an Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book by Johanna Basford I first stumbled across the concept of ‘Adult Colouring In’ early on this year when a striking black and white floral image … Continue Reading


Efcolor Enamelling Guide: Part 2

Previously on The Bench we gave you the basic introduction to Efcolor Enamelling. Today we have the next part of our guide which will include the steps to take when creating enamelled jewellery at home... Getting … Continue Reading

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A Guide to Stone Set Findings

I have spent some time researching jewellery products and designs in the hope of discovering a new and exciting style and came across stone set findings! Cooksongold have an exciting new launch of products that is … Continue Reading

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Focus on Enamelling

Enamel is essentially powdered glass which is fused to metal using extreme heat to create decoration. It has been used in varying forms for thousands of years to embellish jewellery and decorative objects and some … Continue Reading