Designer of the Month: Kaja Bennett

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Originally from Oslo, Kaja Bennett likes to use materials collected from Norway to make her unique designs. Her techno fossil necklaces are truly eye catching, and they are pieces which she particularly enjoys creating. Take a look at the following interview to learn more about her work. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the … [Read more...]

How To Make Silicone Moulds For Polymer Clay

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Do you frequently use polymer clay in your jewellery making? And find that you’re a little tired of the moulds you re-use time and time again? For a fresh take on your polymer clay pieces, consider learning how to make your own silicone moulds for polymer clay pieces at home. This will give you a way of producing new, unique polymer clay pieces, and help you add a new skill to … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Jane Burtwell

Nature is a big influence on the pieces made by jewellery designer Jane Burtwell, who takes her inspiration for a lot of everything she makes from when out walking or riding her horse. Discover more about her background, what she has learnt from her time in the industry and more in the following Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing … [Read more...]

A Jeweller’s Guide To Birthstones By Month

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Wondering how to make birthstone jewellery? Using Zodiac birthstones in your jewellery pieces is a great way for your customers to feel they’re displaying an extra slice of their personality – whether it’s with rings, necklaces or bracelets. From their hardness, their specific properties, what other gems to pair them with and how to use them in your work, find out everything … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Maricy Takahashi

Maricy Takahashi likes to take inspiration for her beautiful jewellery pieces from a combination of her Brazilian and Japanese roots, and likes to experiment with texture and forms when creating new designs. Read more about her time in the jewellery making industry in the following Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, … [Read more...]

5 Things To Avoid When Designing Jewellery

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Looking to create your latest jewellery design? Before you jump straight in, there a few things to consider that may save you time, money, and build up your brand in the process. Find out how to design jewellery effectively, and what not to do when creating your next jewellery pieces. What To Avoid When Designing Your Own Jewellery 1. Designing jewellery without a cohesive … [Read more...]

How Does An Ultrasonic Jewellery Cleaner Work?

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Have some old jewellery that needs a bit of TLC? By using an ultrasonic cleaner, you can create clean jewellery pieces in minutes, perfect for giving a bit of shine to some old favourites. But how do ultrasonic cleaners work? Find out everything you need to know about how ultrasonic cleaning works, and how to use ultrasonic cleaners for jewellery from our step-by-step video … [Read more...]

A Guide to Barrel Polishing

Barrel polishing is a great way of polishing multiple items at once whilst freeing up your time, allowing you to get on with something else which is always a bonus! Barrelling machines (regardless of size) consist of a container with a removable lid, which is filled with a mixture of steel shot and water plus a cleaning compound and then rotated on a motorised unit, to gently … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Circinn Studio

Circinn Studio brings together a unique set of skills from a husband and wife team, combining traditional jewellery making techniques with 3D design. Learn more about how both of these work together to create a variety of stunning pieces in the following Designer of the Month interview… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the … [Read more...]

What is The Black Spinel Gemstone

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Ever spotted a black gemstone and thought ‘that would be the ideal look for my latest collection of rings’? We’ve got just the thing for your latest designs. Black gemstones have made a resurgence in popularity, and, although you may have used deeply coloured rubies and sapphires before, you might not have come across naturally occurring black spinel gemstones. Get to know … [Read more...]