How To Use Polishing Compounds

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Polishing precious metal jewellery pieces requires a little knowledge about different types of polishing compounds and buffing tools, and even more practice in order to get the technique just right. But, with some basic know-how and the supplies you’ll need to create a professional finish, the process will soon become second nature. Here’s what you need to know to get … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Anne Lise Hestness

Born in Norway, Anne Lise Hestness has been making jewellery for over 30 years so has plenty of experience when it comes to designing and making her pieces. Discover what she has learnt from her time in the industry, where she gets her inspiration and more in the following Designer of the Month interview… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Daisy Vickers

Self-taught jewellery maker Daisy Vickers loves using recycled silver and texturing when creating her rustic, boho themed designs, and found her style through experimenting with different techniques. Read the following Designer of the Month interview to learn more about her work and what she has learnt from her jewellery making experience… Let us know a bit about yourself, … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Linda Peppercorn

Jewellery maker Linda Peppercorn’s designs each feature their own unique piece of sea glass, hand collected by herself from County Durham. The unique colour, size and shape of the sea glass varies from piece to piece so she bases her designs around the individuality of each, which she spoke to us about in the below interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your … [Read more...]

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: 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: 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 Feature: Wendy Ramshaw

Wendy Ramshaw is without doubt one of the most important and successful British jewellers of our time, and most people who have studied jewellery in any depth will know her name. She rose to fame during the 1970s when her imaginative metal work earned her much acclaim, but she has since gone on to produce a wide and varied body of work which includes performance art and … [Read more...]