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...]

Designer of the Month: Sally Grice

Sally Grice takes the inspiration for her stunning silver clay pieces from nature, creating jewellery based on the flora and fauna of the natural world. She talked to us in the following Designer of the Month interview about how she makes her designs, upcoming trends in metal clay and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in … [Read more...]

Perfect Gifts for Easter

By Jo Varney Everybody celebrates Easter in their own particular way. Regardless of religion, most families and communities will come together for a meal of some sort and indulge in the exchange of small gifts, and (the maybe not so small) chocolate eggs to celebrate new life and also the coming of Spring. To me Easter is a happy and hopeful time of year filled with … [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...]

Designer of the Month: Julie McKenzie

Julie McKenzie likes to make use of semi-precious stones in her designs, especially Koroit Opals which feature in her collection of cuff bangles. She shared a bit more about her time in jewellery making in the following Designer of the Month interview, including her top tips for running a successful jewellery business and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing … [Read more...]

Top 10 Mother’s Day Makes

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we couldn’t resist pulling together some of our favourite ideas to inspire your jewellery designs this year. Whether you work with clay, love metal stamping or are a bead fanatic (or maybe even something else), there are plenty of ways that you can make any Mum’s day by creating something special from our extensive range of jewellery making … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Hilary Minor

Hilary Minor may be a new jewellery maker, but she has experience in using a variety of materials and techniques to make her contemporary and statement designs. Discover more about her work in the following Designer of the Month interview, as well as what she has learnt from her time in the industry and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Alex Owens

Cooksongold’s Designer of the Month Alex Owens spoke to us in the following interview about how he loves to work with silver to create his Scandinavian style jewellery designs, as well as the tools and techniques he favours when making his pieces and much more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the jewellery making … [Read more...]