Review: Xuron Jewellers Cutter Kit

by Nicky Moxey If you spend any time playing with wire, you’ve almost certainly got a favourite wire cutter. I had three – one of which I admit was stolen from my husband’s toolbox! Then along came the Xuron Jewellers Cutter Kit. I also acquired the Xuron Four-in-one Crimper with Chain Nose Pliers at the same time. The kit comes in a handy fabric pouch, and consists of … [Read more...]

How to: Simple Silver Box

by John Ross Give your loved one something hand made to keep their precious items safe with this project for a Simple Silver Box. You will need: Adjustable Saw Frame (999 738) Grade 2 Saw Blades (999 4353) Planishing Hammer (997 3111) Rawhide Mallet (997 3118) Round Plain Triblet (997 3616) Planishing Dome Stake (997 174D) Steel Soldering Probe (999 … [Read more...]

How to: Silver Heart Pendant

by Lana Crabb If you're looking to make cute heart themed jewellery or the perfect gift for your someone special, then this jewellery making project for a Silver Heart Pendant using the Artisan Heart Shape Disc Cutter is for you. You will need: Artisan Heart Disc Cutter (997 1631) Doming Set (999 775A) Brass Head Mallet (997 3135/997 3134) Wet and Dry Paper 800 … [Read more...]

Fabulous and Under a Fiver

Christmas is rapidly approaching so I’m here to help you find those interesting stocking fillers which won’t break the bank. Here is my annual round up of my favourite fabulous things this year: Beadalon Medium Storage Stack (999 098P) I have raved about these stacking storage containers before and I shall continue to enthuse about them as I just think they are so … [Read more...]

Top Tools for Beginners

I can remember (some time ago) being given a tool list when I first went to University, which filled me with bewilderment and a good degree of trepidation! Of course I can look back now with some amusement as experience has taught me about the type of tools which are essential to my work, but also more importantly which ones I prefer to use. The tools of your trade will become … [Read more...]

Review: Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers

by Jo Varney ‘Wubbers.....Funny name, serious tools’ Ok, I will admit that when I first came across the ‘Wubbers’ brand I did have to do a double take. Wubbers, really? It sounds like something my three year old would talk about! However once you get past the bizarre name, what you discover is range of jewellery pliers which have been specifically designed for ‘shaping, … [Read more...]

Jewellery Tools Event Lunchtime Learning – Questions and Answers

On 25th June Cooksongold held our first ‘Lunchtime Learning’ on Facebook to celebrate our Jewellery Tools Event, which gave you the chance to ask us your Jewellery Tools related questions in a live Q&A session. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part as we had a great response, and I’m sure that we all learnt something new about Jewellery … [Read more...]

Review: The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects

by Jo Varney The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects by Wing Mun Devenney I am sure I’m not alone in having my fair share of soldering disasters over the years so I was really pleased to be sent a book about the subject to review! The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers is a lovely modern book published only two years ago, so it is bang up to … [Read more...]

Jewellery Making Q&A with Amy Logan

On Wednesday jewellery Amy Logan hosted a live Q&A on our Facebook page. We had some many great questions that we thought we would post an article so that these great tips aren’t lost in the depths of our timeline. Thank you once again to everyone who took part, it was so great to chat to you all! Question: I’m having a little bit of trouble deciding with which thickness … [Read more...]

FREE POST – Easier than ever!!

It is that great period again: FREE POST is here!! Within the UK*, for any order over £50* which you place in the next 10 days you will benefit from our Free Post!! When we say it's easy, we mean you won't even need any codes or vouchers: just select "freepost" as the delivery  method at checkout and enjoy the experience!! In case this is not reason enough to order, we hope … [Read more...]