How To Clean Jewellery Using Elma Ultrasonics

ultrasonic jewellery cleaner

Does your jewellery need an extra boost to restore it to its former self before selling? Cleaning jewellery with an ultrasonic can provide just that, leaving your pieces looking as good as new. Whether you’re looking to clean a bracelet, rings or a necklace, just follow our step-by-step guide to find out what you need to do! Discover how to clean jewellery using Elma … [Read more...]

What Is The Lost Wax Casting Process?

Wax Casting Jewellery

One of the oldest methods of jewellery making around, lost wax casting dates back to the 3rd century BC. Having been lost and rediscovered many times throughout history, the lost wax casting process is still used today for casting metal alloys. Keep on reading to find out what the lost wax process is and how you can use it for jewellery making. What is lost wax casting? Lost … [Read more...]

How to Make a Mould for Resin Casting

Resin Casting Mould

Want to learn how to make a silicone mould for resin casting? It’s simple. Pick up the Flexi Mould Silicone Compound and use our step by tutorial below. You’ll soon be able to make your own resin mould and create resin jewellery pieces that are completely unique to you. How to make resin moulds at home Selecting an object for resin mould making The first thing you’ll need to … [Read more...]

How to Fire Bronze Metal Clay

How to Fire Bronze Metal Clay

Experimenting with metal clay jewellery designs? Ever thought about trying bronze? If you haven’t already tried out Prometheus Bronze clay, this metal clay is simple to work with and will give you a professional result in no time at all. To help you get the finish you’re looking for, use our guide on how to fire bronze metal clay. With some straightforward Prometheus bronze … [Read more...]

Make a Art Clay Silver Leaf Pendant

We partnered with Emma Seward, a budding jeweller and gardener, to create this Art Clay Silver Leaf Pendant tutorial. The piece clearly shows how Emma loves to create pieces that combine these two loves. Read on to see her step-by-step guide: Materials and Tools list  Art Clay Silver 10g paste  Silver embeddable bail Ultra Polishing Pads Pack of 20 Emery Stick … [Read more...]

How To Carve Wax For Jewellery Making

Wax Blocks

If you’re used to traditional metalsmithing, then adapting to something like wax carving can feel like a challenge at first. With metalsmithing you often add decorative elements to a foundational piece, whether it’s adding a stone or a decorative gallery strip. But when it comes to wax carving jewellery, the exact opposite applies. You start with a piece of wax and slowly take … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Make a Art Clay Silver Heart Set with Stones

Silver Art Clay Tutorial

Make a beautiful textured heart set with stones perfect for a significant other's birthday, Valentine’s Day or a special occasion using Silver Art Clay You will need: 7g Art Clay Silver Art Clay Silver Syringe Heart Cutter pack set 6 Brass Plate Large Flowers Synthetic Ruby, Round, 3,4,5mm, Pack of 14 Sterling Silver 12/18 Plain Trace, Loose … [Read more...]

How to Make a Necklace Clasp

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Interested in discovering a new jewellery making technique? Making your own necklace clasp can add a personal touch to your handmade efforts, while matching the rest of your jewellery in a more natural way. For our step by step guide on how to make a necklace clasp, keep on reading. We’ll talk you through the supplies you’ll need and how to use them to make your own DIY … [Read more...]

How to Solder Chain

How to Solder Chain

Soldering chain links is a fiddly business. But there are some techniques you can use to make sure that you’re getting it right each time. Use our step by step guide below to help you learn how to solder silver chain and gold chain using some basic principles. Soldering chain links: What are you up against? Whether a large part of your business is jewellery chain repair or … [Read more...]

How To Set A Stone In A 4-Claw Ring

stone set ring

Interested in learning how to set a stone in a 4-claw ring? Whether you’re planning on setting your own engagement ring or are keen to expand your jewellery making expertise, use our video tutorial and our guide as a reference for learning some basic stone setting techniques. In this guide we’ll talk you through the tools needed for stone setting, and the fundamental steps of … [Read more...]