Top 7 tips for starting a jewellery business on Etsy

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7 top tips for starting a jewellery business on Etsy You’ve dedicated time and effort perfecting your jewellery craft and are now in a position to start selling your hand-crafted jewellery pieces online. One of the online channels where you can easily start selling your products is Etsy. Here you’ll find a global online marketplace of like-minded craftspeople who are selling … [Read more...]

5 Top Tips On Applying To a Jewellery Craft Fair

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Are you in the process of filling out craft fair application forms? If this is your first time submitting craft show applications, you may be wondering about the competition, what the organisers are looking for and whether or not you’re going to win a prime spot on this year’s circuit. There are some tried and tested tips that you can use to help you apply to the best crafts … [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...]

Efcolor Enamelling Guide: Part 2

Your Step By Step Guide To Enamelling Jewellery Previously on The Bench we gave you the basic introduction to Efcolor Enamelling. Read on to learn more from the next part of our guide which will include the steps to take when creating enamelled jewellery at home... Getting Started with Enamelling Jewellery Once you have everything you need, you can get started on creating … [Read more...]

Focus on Enamelling

Enamel is essentially powdered glass which is fused to metal using extreme heat to create decoration. It has been used in varying forms for thousands of years to embellish jewellery and decorative objects and some of the earliest examples date from around 1400BC. There are a number of different techniques used in enamelling which all require specialist equipment and a good … [Read more...]

Valentines Necklace Project

This love inspired necklace uses our red and white glass bead kit beautifully.   By following our simple step-by-step instructions, you can create this simple, yet stunning necklace with red heart focal point this Valentine’s day. What you will need:   Flat Nose Pliers - 999 695 Red Bead Kit - 61GL MK28 Beading Needles – 967 010A   Step 1  Take your thread … [Read more...]

FIVE DAY FESTIVE FREEPOST

The festive season is almost upon us and with less than a month to Christmas Cooksongold is running a FIVE DAY FESTIVE FREEPOST* event.  Freepost starts today and ends on Tuesday 30th at midnight!  Simply spend £50* or more and select 'freepost' in the delivery options menu. Why not stock up now for the busy Christmas Season, grab that unusual present or even treat yourself ! … [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...]

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...]