We've been working hard behind the scenes to rationalise the categories & make it easier for new folks to find stuff!
Here's how it's shaping up so far for us in the Users area (the Cooksons sections will undergo some changes too)
Any comments suggestions welcome (*runs for cover* please be gentle)
Naturally this will mean a lot of work for the team to move threads accross & merge current categories...
(i.e. Please don't smash us over the head if things take a while but feel free to PM us to suggest a move )
Come on in and introduce yourselves!
We're happy that you are here and would love to say "hi".
Questions about the Forum: Anything relating to forum functionality or use goes here.
Suggestions or Questions about the forum too!
Jewellery Making Forum Rules
Rules and Guidelines for posting on this forum
Jewellery Discussion Area
Area for discussing jewellery topics, including Hints, tips & tutorials
Show & Tell!
Gauge what people think of your work here, seek tips, advice and show off what you've made!
Tutorials, Bench Tips and Step By Steps
Got a tutorial? Then please share it with the community
Need Help? Ask the Experts!
Ask the community a jewellery related question. Someone’s bound to know!
Hot Metal ~ Gold & Silver Working
Cutting, sawing, shaping, heating, soldering, bending, casting, hammering, forging, forming and finishing metal.
Whatever you call it ~ find it here…
Gemstones and Gem Setting
Suppliers, Properties & setting techniques. From Diamond grading to Cutting your own Cabs ~ it’s here.
Beading & Lampworking
Beading, stringing or sewing with itty bitty beads ~ then this is for you!
Suppliers, lamp workers, types of stones, materials etc.
Metal Clay, Polymer Clay, Resin & Mixed Media
Forming, shaping, rolling and conditioning clays, firing times and technical info.
Plus Resin, Fabric, Paper & Mixed Media Work.
Maille and Wirework
Bend it, shape it, any way you weave it, as long as it’s wire then it’s alright…
Been on a good course? Want to find one? Teaching them?
Courses requests and Learning Opportunities Here!
Any other Business?
The Lounge - Pull up a chair and have a biscuit! You can talk about anything in here...well almost!
Website Help & Site Critiques
Need help with your website, would you like some opinions on your site layout, design?...ask for critiques here.
If you need any technical help at all this is the spot!
Stand Layouts, Merchandising, blogging, twitter, flickr and branding….
Photography & Images
How to take great photos, tips for success and requests for advice
Shows and Events
Jewellery Shows & Interesting Events. How was it for you?
Tell us about your website or blog, company news, promote your newsletter, upcoming classes, events etc.
You must have at least 20 posts and be an active participant on the forum before you can post in this area.
Jewellery Making Marketplace
headings as they are
Hope you like the proposed format