Top Tips For Making Polymer Clay Jewellery

Making Polymer Clay Jewellery

New to making polymer clay? Already given it a go and it didn’t work out how you wanted? Either way, we can guide you in the right direction. We’ll talk you through the polymer clay tools you’ll need, the right workspace set up and many more polymer clay tips to get you started. Find out more below. Polymer clay tools and equipment Whether you’re new to this medium or not, … [Read more...]

Workshop Refresh

January is a great time for sorting and organising, ready for the year ahead. If you are one of the many trying to rearrange a workshop at the moment, I suggest you stop for a break and read this post before you go any further. If you are looking to invest in a new system of bench organisation then Foredom is a brand definitely worth considering. When you need so many … [Read more...]

Our Metal Stamping Guide For Beginners

Introduction to Metal Stamping

Whether you’re new to metal stamping or you’d just like to brush up on your knowledge, we can help. In our metal stamping guide, we’ll talk you through the ins and outs of the process and the basics of metal stamping to get you started. So to begin your metal stamping journey, read on and watch our quick YouTube video for a visual guide. What is metal stamping? If you’re … [Read more...]

Jewellery Trends 2020

It is now 2020. We have not only welcomed a new year but a new decade too. So we wonder, what trends could we expect to see in the world of jewellery this year? What will be the Jewellery Trends of 2020? The UK hallmarking date letters change annually on January 1st each year. The font, case and shield shape change in a continuous cycle. This is so that each … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month – Derek Prescott

Jewellery maker Derek Prescott keeps coming back to jewellery making, as his passion for it is so strong. His work is experimental, inspired by nature and easy to wear. View some of his work, read about where he gets his inspiration from and more in this month’s Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training … [Read more...]

Our Best Selling Top 5 Tools

Out of our enormous range, have you ever wondered which tools outsell all the others? Here’s a little insight into the top 5 stars of the show and a few thoughts as to why. In reverse order, the number 5 slot is currently occupied by the humble flux brush. No.5 Flux Brush - 946 010 An item which every jeweller and silversmith in the land owns and uses on a daily … [Read more...]

The Cooksongold Review of 2019

As we move towards the close of another year, it is a good time to take stock and reflect on what has gone before. In our business that means taking a little time to do some analysis of some of the new products introduced throughout the course of the year. Like so many others, this year has been busy in terms of new tools. With brands such as Foredom, Durston and … [Read more...]

What Is Fimo Clay?

What is Fimo Polymer Clay

In this blog we will discuss the basics of fimo polymer clay – answering questions like “what is Fimo made of?”, “is Fimo clay waterproof?” and ideas for what to do with Fimo clay. What is Fimo? Yes – it’s a brand of polymer clay. In fact, Fimo was the first brand to produce modelling clay that could be hardened in the oven. Used by beginners and professionals of all ages, … [Read more...]

How To Make Polymer Clay Beads

How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

Make your own polymer clay beads and create bold, statement jewellery pieces. From necklaces to earrings, experiment with designs, shapes and colours and bring your jewellery designs to life – it’s a fun hobby and a great way to make bespoke jewellery. Discover our beginner’s guide on how to make polymer clay beads today. What do you need to make polymer clay beads? Using the … [Read more...]

How To Bake Polymer Clay At Home

How to Bake Polymer Clay at Home

Are you just getting started with your new polymer clay hobby? Discover our beginners guide on how to bake polymer clay, the right way. From perfecting baking times and temperatures, to top tips and FAQs. Read more below. How long to bake polymer clay for The baking times and temperatures for baking polymer clay are crucial. If the temperature is too low, the clay will … [Read more...]