Beginners Guide: How To Solder A Silver Ring

Need some advice on soldering for beginners? Or are you looking to refine your basic soldering techniques? Simple, flat silver rings are a good place to start to get your silver soldering techniques up to scratch. Once you have mastered the art of accurately preparing for the soldering process and carefully using the right tools, you’ll be able to move onto more complex … [Read more...]

Top 5: Bullion

If you had to take a guess as to the most popular bullion products that we sell here at Cooksongold, what do you think they would be? Whether wire, sheet or tube, I’m sure you all have favourites of your own, but there are a few products that (despite our ever growing range) remain our top sellers come rain or shine. Take a look at our bestselling bullion favourites listed … [Read more...]

Review: Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers

by Jo Varney ‘Wubbers.....Funny name, serious tools’ Ok, I will admit that when I first came across the ‘Wubbers’ brand I did have to do a double take. Wubbers, really? It sounds like something my three year old would talk about! However once you get past the bizarre name, what you discover is range of jewellery pliers which have been specifically designed for ‘shaping, … [Read more...]

Review: The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects

by Jo Varney The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects by Wing Mun Devenney I am sure I’m not alone in having my fair share of soldering disasters over the years so I was really pleased to be sent a book about the subject to review! The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers is a lovely modern book published only two years ago, so it is bang up to … [Read more...]

Designer Feature – Gosia Niedzwiedzka

Designer Gosia Niedzwiedzka speaks to us about her inspirations, her techniques and her designs. Since I remember I have always been creative and passionate about crafts, art and tradition. I like to keep my hands busy. Creating little objects like handbags, clay sculptures, lampshades and jewellery is something I love and enjoy doing. Seeing another unique piece of jewellery … [Read more...]

Silversmithing Q&A with Laura Golbourne

Yesterday our in house silversmith Laura Golbourne hosted a live Q&A on our Facebook page. We had some many great questions that we thought we would post an article so that these great tips aren’t lost in the depths of our timeline. Thank you once again to everyone who took part, it was so great to chat to you all!   Question: I'm having trouble with how much silver … [Read more...]

Wire Working – 10% OFF Sterling Silver Round Wire for a week ONLY!

A great offer is back THIS WEEK ONLY at Cookson Gold:  10% OFF Sterling Silver Round Wire from the 15th to the 21st of February. This promotion offers 43 varieties for you to choose from including our best sellers: 1mm, 0.5mm and 2mm!  Hurry up and STOCK UP NOW! Expires midnight on the 21st of February! Cooksongold will cut wire to fit your requirements and this comes fully … [Read more...]

Over 10% Off Sterling Silver Round Wire One Week ONLY!

This week at Cooksongold we are offering Over 10% OFF Sterling Silver Round Wire!! This offer is available for our entire range of Sterling Silver Round Wire and runs from 16th of November until the 23rd of November, this means ONE WEEK ONLY: hurry up and stock up NOW!! There are over 43 different variations you can choose from, various diameters and all cut to your … [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...]

Brighter Ideas in Silver: NEW REFLECTIONS SILVER Collection!

--------------------------- UPDATE: Starting the 15th of March until the 31st of March 2011 you can try Reflections Silver Wire and Sheet for the same price as Standard Silver*. Click here to learn more about this promotion and start browsing through our fabulous range of  fire scale, tarnish- resistant silver.  Still looking for reasons? Keep reading and find out why we're all … [Read more...]