Review: Sterling Silver Ear Threads

By Lorraine Sanderson, Burning Gecko These delicate ear threads are so light you will not realise you are wearing them, perfect for those with sensitive ear piercings which become tender with heavy earring wear. The ear thread is firmly soldered to the ear post but does not produce additional bulk, it is a smooth connection.  The tiny box chain is so tightly linked that it … [Read more...]

Findings Favourites

By Jo Varney It’s all about Findings at Cooksongold with the launch of our lovely new Essential Guide to Jewellery Findings as well as our new Findings and Chain catalogue for 2017, so I thought I would take the opportunity to sing the praises of some of my favourites and share with you the reasons why. The purists amongst you will say that we should all be making our own … [Read more...]

How To Use Headpins And Eyepins

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Using headpins and eyepins for jewellery making is an essential skill that, once mastered, will help you create a number of designs with minimal effort. Forming wire loops using headpins and eyepins is primarily to secure beads into place, but they don’t just have to be functional. A simple method can be used to make eyepin and headpin loops an additional feature of your … [Read more...]

Review: Sterling Silver Sliding Clasps

By Lorraine Sanderson Sliding clasps in precious metal have long been the elusive component for jewellery makers. They are seen on many designs in both the media and jewellery shops, ranging from the simple friendship/stacker bracelet to high end designer brands. However, to find the clasps to purchase individually has been like trying to find gold at the end of a rainbow. … [Read more...]

Top Ten Jewellery Findings

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Creating precious metal jewellery requires quality craftsmanship, bullion and tools – everything you choose from start to finish will determine the outcome of your latest design. Which is why at Cooksongold, we ensure that we provide quality all of the way. From our jewellery tools to bullion and our jewellery findings and more, we aim to provide leading products in order to … [Read more...]

Jewellery Making Storage Ideas

Good, functional storage is so essential for anyone working with numerous small components regardless of your profession. So when you consider the value of many of the items us jewellers and crafts people use on a daily basis, safe storage is an absolute must! It’s all too easy to put that precious piece of 18ct solder ‘safely’ to one side, only to lose it later underneath a … [Read more...]

Men’s Jewellery Inspiration

According to statistics released by Key Note who are an organisation that analyse market performance, the UK Jewellery and Watch Industry were worth an estimated £5bn at the end of 2013, with a reported growth of 3% in 2014. Whilst the report cannot give detailed information for each sector of the jewellery market, it does highlight areas of growth and decline which give us a … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

With this year’s Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s certainly time to think about what to give your loved one if you haven’t already. At Cooksongold we stock a fantastic range of finished jewellery that would make ideal gifts, such as finished cufflinks and pendants, but we know that many of you will be creating your own designs this Father’s Day. …and if you are … [Read more...]

The NEW Cookson’s Technical Information Booklet: one stop guide to jewellery making!

THE JEWELLERY GUIDE We've just launched the 32-page Jewellery Guide for those of you who are going back to work, starting work or just looking for new pieces to buy for your workshop!!  It contains the essential products to every jewellery maker's workshop: machinery, clay, starter kits, books, chains and bullion are amongst the many products you will find in this useful … [Read more...]

September FREEPOST Event & NEW ‘Student’ Mini Catalogue OUT NOW

Cooksongold is offering FREEPOST on all orders over £50 for the remainder of September! Simply enter e-voucher code ACP29 as you check out to claim freepost* Also don’t forget, this e-voucher code is multi-use, so you can use it as many times as you like as well as forwarding it to your friends. FREEPOST is valid between Mon 21st – Wed 30th September! Don’t miss out, place … [Read more...]