Designer of the Month: Julie McKenzie

Julie McKenzie likes to make use of semi-precious stones in her designs, especially Koroit Opals which feature in her collection of cuff bangles. She shared a bit more about her time in jewellery making in the following Designer of the Month interview, including her top tips for running a successful jewellery business and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Hilary Minor

Hilary Minor may be a new jewellery maker, but she has experience in using a variety of materials and techniques to make her contemporary and statement designs. Discover more about her work in the following Designer of the Month interview, as well as what she has learnt from her time in the industry and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Alex Owens

Cooksongold’s Designer of the Month Alex Owens spoke to us in the following interview about how he loves to work with silver to create his Scandinavian style jewellery designs, as well as the tools and techniques he favours when making his pieces and much more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the jewellery making … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson has been making jewellery for a number of years, and has experience in creating a wide variety of pieces from rings to more intricate designs. In the following Designer of the Month interview, Robert spoke to us more about his work and what he has learnt from his time in the industry… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Laura Grey

Self-taught jewellery maker Laura Grey is a big fan of using nature, gemstones and textures in her designs. She spoke to us in the following Designer of the Month interview about where she gets the inspiration for her pieces and what she has learnt from her time in the industry… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the jewellery … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Lori Ridgway

Creating pieces from her workshop in the Staffordshire countryside gives jewellery maker Lori Ridgway the perfect inspiration for her stunning nature influenced clay and silver designs. She told us more about her work in the following Designer of the Month interview for August 2016. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Annukka Puotiniemi

Jewellery designer Annukka Puotiniemi's artistic, bold pieces stem from her Finnish roots, and she regularly makes use of Argentium Silver and natural elements in her designs. Find out more about Annukka, Cooksongold's Designer of the Month for July 2016, in the following interview where she spoke to us about her time in the jewellery making industry... Let us know a bit about … [Read more...]

Designer Focus: Arthur Joseph Gaskin

Arthur Gaskin was a jewellery designer and teacher of jewellery design, who was appointed headmaster at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham from 1903 – 1924. He was born and brought up in and around Birmingham, and became part of a group of Birmingham Artists and Craftsmen who were passionate about spreading the principles of the Art and Craft Movement popularised by William … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Janet Royle

Recent graduate of BCU School of Jewellery Janet Royle is Cooksongold’s Designer of the Month for June 2016 – she spoke to us in the following interview about her work as a jeweller, and where she gets her inspiration from for her stunning feminine designs… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the jewellery making industry. I … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Jim Miller

Goldsmith Jim Miller is a master of the piercing saw, with each of his designs being their own unique work of art. He talked more about his work to us in the following interview, the first of Cooksongold’s brand new Designer of the Month features on our blog… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the industry. I am a trade trained … [Read more...]