Technique Focus: Metal Stamping

Metal stamping is the process of striking metal, using a shaped former or cutter to make an impression and a hammer to create the force. It can be done by hand or machine, but for our purposes in this blog post, we will be talking about the hand process. Stamping is a great way of adding pattern and texture to metal in a short space of time, and can be achieved very simply … [Read more...]

How To Torch Fire Enamel

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Teaching yourself how to torch fire enamel? Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it may seem. Although it can be an intimidating project at first glance, torch enamelling is a simple way of creating varied finishes that will stand out, and help you to refine your torch firing techniques. Use our step–by-step-guide below on how to torch fire enamel, and you’ll be creating … [Read more...]

How To Get Your Jewellery Into Stores

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Sell Handmade Jewellery: Selling to Retailers Selling jewellery for your own business is one thing, but selling jewellery to retailers and stores is a whole new process. Ideally, you would like to sell your jewellery to stores to boost your publicity and gain profit – but how do you do this? Selling products to retailers can be handled professionally, and with great success – … [Read more...]

A History of Jewellery

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Jewellery has always been a part of our culture, and through time, has been produced from various kinds of materials. Journey with us through different eras to see jewellery history evolve from the early modern era right up to the 21st century – perhaps a brief history of jewellery may inspire some creative designs for your own jewellery making projects. Early Jewellery … [Read more...]

Jewellery Finishing Techniques and Tools For Beginners

Jewellery Finishing Techniques and Tools For Beginners

In our final installment of this beginner jewellery making tools series of blogs, we walk you through the tools of the trade you’ll need to refine and finish your latest precious metal projects. There’s nothing quite like coming to the end of a long jewellery making project and reaching that rewarding stage of finishing the piece for a professional look and high shine. As a … [Read more...]

Tips and Tools For Sawing Sheet Metal

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Build out your workbench step by step… In this series of blogs for beginner jewellers, we’ve been helping you piece together the tools you need to be fully equipped to become a professional. From basic workbench essentials to filing tools and polishing techniques, we hope you find this latest instalment useful – it’s all about cutting sheet metal and using a jeweller’s saw … [Read more...]

Metalsmithing For Beginners: Basic Metalworking Files & Techniques

Metal Filing

Build out your workbench step by step… Welcome back to our series of blogs exploring beginner jewellery making tools and the techniques you need to develop in order to become a pro-jewellery maker. In the last installment we looked at the 12 metal forming tools you need as a beginner. This installment is all about filing tools and techniques. Tools for cutting and filing … [Read more...]

12 Basic Metal Forming Tools That Every Beginner Jeweller Should Have

Metal Forming Tools For Beginners

Build out your workbench step by step… In the second installment of this beginners’ blog series, we help you identify the basic metal working tools you’ll need to make precious metal jewellery pieces with a professional finish. Hammers, pliers, punches and mandrels… The list of metal jewellery making tools is almost endless. As a beginner, you should invest in some … [Read more...]

Jeweller’s Workbench Essentials For Beginners

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Kit out your workbench step by step… In this series of blogs, we’ll help you to build out your workbench with the supplies and tools required to get you started in your new jewellery-making workspace. Arming you with all the beginner jewellery making tools required to set up your workbench, and guiding you on how to create a comfortable spot for your upcoming … [Read more...]

Top 5: Metal Forming Tools

One of the most fundamental processes in jewellery making is metal forming, which is the manipulation of metal in its raw state to change it into a different shape using a variety of tools. In the long run, a number of different jewellery tools can be required for metal forming depending on your work, but it is possible to manage with a few basic items when starting out as a … [Read more...]