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 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: Gillian Salisbury

Gillian Salisbury, Odonata Studios, focuses on being a beginner in the field of amateur jewellery making. She speaks about her passion for creativity and her jewellery making journey so far.  I’ve always been one for keeping my hands busy creating pretty things for the home, the kids or myself and I started making jewellery about 3 or 4 years ago after my 2nd child had left … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Sophie Marie Smith

I have always been creative and interested in art and crafts. As a young child I could often be found hunched over a project invariably involving enormous amounts of glitter,beads and glue. After enjoying art and design so much at school; I then studied textiles and photography at college. This allowed me to start exploring jewellery making as part of my coursework. At first … [Read more...]