Designer of the Month: Michael Cartwright

Floral Themed Rings and Bangle

Goldsmith Michael Cartwright makes a wide range of beautiful jewellery designs, from one-off commissions to a range of stunning floral jewellery inspired by nature. Take a look at the following Designer of the Month interview to learn more about his pieces, design style and the tools he couldn’t live without in his workspace… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Anca Popescu

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Jewellery maker Anca gave up her career in engineering to start her own jewellery business, and now makes a wide range of pieces by using traditional techniques as well as crocheting. Learn more about her unique jewellery designs by reading about her work in this interview… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the jewellery … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Jill Lawrence

Jewellery designer Jill Lawrence favours sterling silver when creating her hammered wire pieces. Her designs often incorporate a 3D element to make them stand out, and she likes to take influence from her love of the sea when making a new piece. Learn more about her work in the following Designer of the Month interview… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Alison Young

The natural world is a big feature of jewellery designer Alison Young’s handmade pieces, in particular rare black coral which takes centre stage as part of her black coral jewellery collection. Learn more about her design style, 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: Rudolf Molnar

Enamel and precious metals feature a lot in the work of enamel artist and goldsmith Rudolf Molnar, who gets the inspiration for his unique pieces from mythology and nature among other things. Read on to learn about his background, his favourite piece and more… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the jewellery making … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Maria Savva

Jewellery designer Maria Savva uses her background in printmaking to influence her work, and likes to use a mixture of patterns and texture when making her pieces. Read the following Designer of the Month interview to learn more about Maria, her jewellery designs and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the jewellery … [Read more...]

Kick Starting the Creative Process

By Jo Varney For me personally, inspiration comes very easily on days like today. It is a sunny winter morning and I have just walked my children to school, looking out onto the most beautiful view as the sun breaks through the mist which had settled just below the Clent Hills. I found myself looking at shapes cast by shadows created as the sun shines through the branches of … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Toby Cotterill

Metal forming is a large part of jewellery designer Toby Cotterill’s work, and he takes a lot of inspiration from the natural world when creating his handmade pieces. Read on to learn more about Toby’s design style, the materials he favours, the things he has learnt from his time in the industry and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and … [Read more...]

A Jeweller’s Guide To Using Polishing Compounds

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Stepping into the world of advanced jewellery-making requires a lot of patience and a deeper understanding of the intricacies that come along with perfecting your designs, especially when it comes to different types of polishing compounds and the jewellery polishing process. Polishing compounds. Jeweller’s rouge. Buffing wheels and mops – there’s so much to discover as part … [Read more...]

How To Create Your Own Jewellery Blog

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As a small jewellery business owner, you may be thinking up ways of engaging with your customers, as well as bringing in some new ones. If you’ve already built a small website to host your latest jewellery collections, and your social media marketing is picking up speed, it may be time to add another string to your bow. Here’s how to create a jewellery blog that will give … [Read more...]