7 Steps to Setting Up An Online Jewellery Business

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Setting up an online jewellery business is undoubtedly an exciting prospect, but one that comes with questions like ‘where do I start?’ and ‘do I have enough know-how to make this work?’ These questions are completely reasonable – every jewellery business owner has them at first.  But while you may have questions about how to start a jewellery business online, there are some … [Read more...]

Review: Xuron Jewellers Cutter Kit

by Nicky Moxey If you spend any time playing with wire, you’ve almost certainly got a favourite wire cutter. I had three – one of which I admit was stolen from my husband’s toolbox! Then along came the Xuron Jewellers Cutter Kit. I also acquired the Xuron Four-in-one Crimper with Chain Nose Pliers at the same time. The kit comes in a handy fabric pouch, and consists of … [Read more...]

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...]

Expert Advice on How to Price Your Jewellery

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How To Price Handmade Jewellery Pieces Competitively Pricing handmade jewellery often means walking a fine line, balancing the need to compete without devaluing your efforts and the time it takes to put together your designs. Profitability is the end goal, so making a realistic assessment of the cost of each and every piece, together with your overheads, is … [Read more...]

Jewellery Finishing Techniques and Tools For Beginners

Jewellery Finishing Techniques and Tools For Beginners

In our final installment of this beginner jewellery making tools series of blogs, we walk you through the tools of the trade you’ll need to refine and finish your latest precious metal projects. There’s nothing quite like coming to the end of a long jewellery making project and reaching that rewarding stage of finishing the piece for a professional look and high shine. As a … [Read more...]

Metalsmithing For Beginners: Basic Metalworking Files & Techniques

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Build out your workbench step by step… Welcome back to our series of blogs exploring beginner jewellery making tools and the techniques you need to develop in order to become a pro-jewellery maker. In the last installment we looked at the 12 metal forming tools you need as a beginner. This installment is all about filing tools and techniques. Tools for cutting and filing … [Read more...]

12 Basic Metal Forming Tools That Every Beginner Jeweller Should Have

Metal Forming Tools For Beginners

Build out your workbench step by step… In the second installment of this beginners’ blog series, we help you identify the basic metal working tools you’ll need to make precious metal jewellery pieces with a professional finish. Hammers, pliers, punches and mandrels… The list of metal jewellery making tools is almost endless. As a beginner, you should invest in some … [Read more...]

Jeweller’s Workbench Essentials For Beginners

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Kit out your workbench step by step… In this series of blogs, we’ll help you to build out your workbench with the supplies and tools required to get you started in your new jewellery-making workspace. Arming you with all the beginner jewellery making tools required to set up your workbench, and guiding you on how to create a comfortable spot for your upcoming … [Read more...]

Top 5: Metal Forming Tools

One of the most fundamental processes in jewellery making is metal forming, which is the manipulation of metal in its raw state to change it into a different shape using a variety of tools. In the long run, a number of different jewellery tools can be required for metal forming depending on your work, but it is possible to manage with a few basic items when starting out as a … [Read more...]

Top 5: Jewellery Soldering Tools

Soldering, the process of permanently joining two metal components together, is a popular jewellery making technique used by jewellers of all skill levels. It is achieved via the application of heat, normally with a blow torch which produces a controllable flame. Jewellery soldering can require a variety of jewellery making tools and it can be hard to select the right ones for … [Read more...]