Halloween Making Inspiration

If you are looking for some Halloween accessories to brighten up any party outfit then look no further, Cooksongold has everything you need to create your own quality items which will still be looking pristine long after the party has ended. ImpressArt Cross Outline Design Stamp, 6mm (999 IA26) and ImpressArt Sitting Cat Design Stamp, 6mm (999 IA94) Stamping is an … [Read more...]

Technique Focus: Silver Soldering

Successful soldering can be the key to a wealth of creative opportunity once mastered, and there are a range of different methods which can be used to create a strong join. Regardless of which particular technique you favour, the basics of good soldering remain the same, so here is a quick reference list for anyone new or unsure of where or how to begin. What is silver … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Jane Burtwell

Nature is a big influence on the pieces made by jewellery designer Jane Burtwell, who takes her inspiration for a lot of everything she makes from when out walking or riding her horse. Discover more about her background, what she has learnt from her time in the industry and more in the following Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Circinn Studio

Circinn Studio brings together a unique set of skills from a husband and wife team, combining traditional jewellery making techniques with 3D design. Learn more about how both of these work together to create a variety of stunning pieces in the following Designer of the Month interview… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the … [Read more...]

Material Focus: Argentium

Argentium logo, Featuring the Winged Unicorn

Argentium is one of a new generation of silver alloys. It was developed specifically to combat the tarnish that occurs as silver oxidises when it comes into contact with air, which is a major drawback for all who love silver. However, Argentium also boasts a whole range of other properties besides this, which help to make it an exceedingly clever alloy for those who choose to … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Pawel Lech

Pawel Lech is a self-taught jewellery maker who has been in the industry for nearly 15 years, and he is a big fan of using silver when creating his varied range of pieces. Discover more about Pawel’s work and his advice for new jewellery makers in the following Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Anne Townsend

Anne Townsend has now been making jewellery for 10 years, working with silver and copper to make a selection of both contemporary and traditional designs. She spoke to us in this Designer of the Month interview about what she has learnt from her time in the industry, the trends that she thinks will be popular soon and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your … [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: Emma Hall

Working with polymer clay led self-taught jeweller Emma Hall into working with precious metal clay, which she now uses to create a variety of stunning silver pieces. We spoke to her more about her inspiration and her time in the jewellery making industry in the following Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and … [Read more...]