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10 steps to start making jewellery

Interested in making jewellery? Whether you’ve been inspired by someone else, or simply want to create your own bespoke designs at home, discover how to start making jewellery below. 1. Choose the type of jewellery you want to make There are many types of jewellery making to choose from – some of which take a […]

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    Cooksongold Meets… Tanja Dobroslavic

    Tanja Dobroslavic won our Design of the Month Competition back in September 2020. We liked the way she used the oxidised effect. We wanted to know more about her, what inspires her, what drove her to jewellery making and more. Tell us a bit about yourself – your background, education and training in jewellery making […]

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    Cooksongold Meets… Solange Azagury-Partridge

    If, like us, you loved watching the first series of All That Glitters then you would have seen the judge, Solange Azagury-Partridge. We sat down with the jewellery designer, to find out more about her and her journey that led her to become a judge on the show

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    Cooksongold Meets… Marisa Mahakashi

    Marisa Mahakashi won our Design of the Month Competition back in February 2020. We liked the way she used different finishes, textures and processes used, as well as the use of different metals and gemstones. We wanted to know more about her, what inspires her, what drove her to jewellery making and more. Tell us […]

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    Cooksongold Meets… Rachel Bailey

    Rachel Bailey aka Pixie Made won our Design of the Month Competition back in August 2020. We liked the way she used nature and her use of gemstones in her creations. We wanted to know more about her, what inspires her, what drove her to jewellery making and more. Tell us a bit about yourself […]

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    Cooksongold Meets… Shaun Leane

    If, like us, you loved watching the first series of All That Glitters then you would have seen the judge, Shaun Leane. We sat down with the incredibly talented Shaun Leane, to find out more about him and his journey to becoming a renowned jewellery designer… Were you always destined to be a jewellery designer? […]

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    Cooksongold Meets… Andreea Pavez-Salinas

    Andreea won our Design of the Month Competition back in July 2020. We liked the way she used nature in her silver jewellery and wanted to know more about her, what inspires her, what drove her to jewellery making and more. Tell us a bit about yourself – your background, education and training in jewellery […]

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    How to wear a Claddagh ring

    A Claddagh Ring is an traditional Irish ring that represents love, friendship and loyalty. The crown represents loyalty, the heart represents love and the hands represent friendship. There are designs and customs that are associated with this ring, that originates from Galway. In this blog we detail those customs. If you are single: Wear your […]

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    Cooksongold Meets… Mark Borg

    Mark Borg won our April/May 2020 Design of the Month Competition, due to his stunning filigree skills. We wanted to learn more about this jewellery maker. To find out how he had cultivated such skill and what lead him to jewellery making. Scroll on below to learn just that, as well as whether he prefers […]

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    Irish Celtic Jewellery: Symbols & Meanings

    It’s no surprise that Irish Celtic jewellery is so popular, when you look at the intricate designs and the meanings behind them. The symbols used in Irish Celtic jewellery once played an influential role in everyday Irish Celtic life, many rooted in religion and spirituality, representing love, family, faith and friendship. And they have continued […]

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    Designer of the Month 2020 Roundup

    Every month, we focus on a different Designer of the Month to see what inspires them to create and what initially drove them to become a jewellery maker. As we begin a new year, we thought this was a good point to look back at the twelve amazing jewellery makers of 2020 that we were […]

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    Getting To Know Sarah King

    Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background/study/training in jewellery making. I’m primarily self-taught jeweller from an art based background having done a fine art textiles degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London during the YBA era but I was always more of a hands-on maker. I have subsequently taken numerous courses (including a […]

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    Cooksongold Meets… Ana Ristic

    Ana Ristic won our Design of the Month Competition back in November 2020. We liked the way she embraced different metals and used them to create something beautiful and unique. We wanted to know more about her, what inspires her, what drove her to jewellery making and more. Tell us a bit about yourself – […]

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