A Jeweller’s Guide to Saw Blades

vallorbe saw blades

Saw blades come in a wide range of sizes to accommodate different gauges of metal, the idea being that you change them regularly rather than sticking to just one. A saw cut is initiated from the edge of the metal or a carefully pre-drilled hole, although as you work your saw blade requirements will alter. For example, sawing in a straight line requires a thicker blade than a … [Read more...]

How To Make Hoop Earrings

round nose pliers and silver wire with loose beads on a worktop

Making hoop earrings is a great way to expand your jewellery making repertoire, even if you’re just starting out in the jewellery making industry and looking to broaden your designs. Not only can you experiment with different colours, but customised shapes can also make your hoop earrings stand out from the crowd. Find out how to make hoop earrings in four easy steps. We’ll … [Read more...]

How To Make Drop Earrings

blue beaded drop earring with hook wire attachment and beaded necklace backdrop

If you’re starting out in the jewellery making industry, or you’re looking for something new and a little different to try your hand at, why not practice making drop earrings? Not only are they beautifully simple to create, but drop earrings are a great way to showcase your favourite beads of all shapes and colourways. We’ve come up with a step-by-step guide for those of you … [Read more...]

How To Make A Cabochon Ring

cabochon ring on table

If you’re new to jewellery making and looking for a simple piece to get started with, look no further than a bezel set cabochon ring. You can experiment with different shaped and coloured cabochons to achieve the look you want. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide outlining how to make a cabochon ring, from the tools and materials you’ll need to the art of cabochon stone … [Read more...]

Ring Sizing Guide For Jewellers

Ring Measurement Chart

You may have already gotten to grips with the art of cutting and filing to produce a beautifully handcrafted precious metal ring, but have you mastered the art of how to size a ring? Or how to make a ring fit tighter or looser for your customers? The art of resizing rings takes some time to master, but as it’s likely to form a large part of your business as a jewellery maker, … [Read more...]

How To Make Silver Stacking Rings

a beaded stacking ring, with bezel and cabochon gemstones set

Stacking rings are a great piece of jewellery to master when you’re just starting out. With their versatility and adaptability, and the fact that they seem to be more popular than ever, learning how to make silver stacking rings will stand you in good stead to learn some basic jewellery making techniques such as filing, soldering and polishing. Here’s how to make silver … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Beginner Jewellery Making Projects

sterling silver bunny necklace

When you first decide to try your hand at jewellery making, the sheer amount of materials, projects and tools can seem overwhelming. Where do you start? What supplies will you need? To help narrow down your options a little we’ve put together our top 5 beginner jewellery making projects. With each project comes a full step by step guide for the project itself, what tools and … [Read more...]

How to Make a Simple Silver Bead

silver bead on plaited leather bead carrier

Beads can be made in a multitude of ways, and needn’t be as complex as you might imagine. Perfect for casual summer styles, a personalised bead makes a lovely gift particularly when so many of us now have some sort of bead carrier bracelet as standard now. In this guide, we will show you how to make a silver bead which will fit the plaited leather bead carrier (V12 CB8) … [Read more...]

Top 3 Ocean Themed Jewellery Pieces To Create At Home

Impressart Wave Design Stamp

Whether you specialised in silversmithing or you work primarily with beads, there’s one thing that unites us all as jewellery makers. We’re always on the hunt for inspiration. So, here’s a little inspiration for your next project idea – our top ocean themed jewellery pieces for you to try out for yourself and adapt to your own signature style. 1. The nautical … [Read more...]

How to Use A Ring Triblet

measuring a ring using a triblet

Are you a budding metalsmith? An engagement ring specialist in the making? If you’re just starting out when it comes to sizing, creating and re-sizing rings, you’ll need to learn how to use a ring triblet effectively. Use our guide below and discover what a triblet is used for, and how using a ring triblet correctly will help you get sizes right for your customers every … [Read more...]