Designer of the Month: Lori Ridgway

Creating pieces from her workshop in the Staffordshire countryside gives jewellery maker Lori Ridgway the perfect inspiration for her stunning nature influenced clay and silver designs. She told us more about her work in the following Designer of the Month interview for August 2016. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the … [Read more...]

Jewellery Tools Event Lunchtime Learning – Questions and Answers

On 25th June Cooksongold held our first ‘Lunchtime Learning’ on Facebook to celebrate our Jewellery Tools Event, which gave you the chance to ask us your Jewellery Tools related questions in a live Q&A session. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part as we had a great response, and I’m sure that we all learnt something new about Jewellery … [Read more...]

How to Create a pendant using PMC

We gave our Cooksongold blogger a PMC Super Starter Kit to have a play with. Take a look at what she made and how she made it! Precious Metal Clay or PMC is a material made up of tiny particles of metal which is combined with water and a binding agent. The resulting clay can be manipulated using basic tools and then fired using a blowtorch or kiln. During this process the water … [Read more...]

Copper Clay Heart Necklace

Sculpt this gorgeous copper heart pendant with our range of Creative Copper Clay! You will need: Bows mould Brass brush Creative Copper 20g Hand torch and Soldering block or Kiln Hand drill *Heat-proof container e.g. a pyrex bowl *Hot water Olive oil and olive oil dispenser Paintbrush and cup of water Picklean Sandpaper Teflon Tumbler Tweezers   Step … [Read more...]

How to series: Moulding Compound

 This is a tutorial on how to use the moulding compound; at the end you will string as desired to obtain a finished piece of jewellery! Perfect to wear whilst you are on holiday this summer! You will need: Fossil Moulding Compound PMC Clay Hand Torch Stainless steel brush Agate burnisher or Tumbler STEP 1 Take equal parts of the Moulding Compound and work the 2 … [Read more...]

How to Series: Chunky Charm Bracelet by Jane Kharade

This is a guest project designed by Jane Kharade. Jane is a craft designer who designs beautifully coloured pieces with the aid of clay, crystals and silver.   You will need: Rubber Stamp Mat - Fleur De Lis 7 x Silver jump rings   7mm heavy 2 x Silver jump rings   5mm heavy Silver curb chain 7” Silver 14.5mm plain Ring and Bar PMC3 - 25gm Tools Scalpel 3 … [Read more...]

How to series: Special Occasion Bracelet by Jane Kharade

This is a guest project designed by Jane Kharade. Jane designs beautifully coloured pieces with the aid of clay, crystals and silver. "Create unique accessories for your own wedding or a friend's special occasion, with easy to use rubber moulds and precious metal clay." Mould pretty charms from silver clay to form Jane Kharade's wedding gift jewellery. Use a flexible rubber … [Read more...]

How To Make Floral Earrings

This ‘how to make flower earrings’ guest project is designed by Carol Merkl. Carol runs the Coventry PMC Studio Accredited Training Centre where she offers a wide range of courses including PMC Certification. The article is part of our jewellery making projects collection and is a step-by-step guide on how to make floral earrings using silver clay. Jewellery Making For … [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...]