Inspiration

10 steps to start making jewellery

We know that starting your jewellery making journey can be overwhelming which is why, as a part of our how to make jewellery hub we want to share some of our best advice and tips on what we think you need to know when learning to make jewellery. 1. Choose the type of jewellery you want to […]

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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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    Be Inspired this Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so we’ve pulled together some beautiful projects, perfect for gifting or selling in time for the big day. FOR YOUR LOVED ONE All of these pieces are perfect to show your loved one, how much you care. Don’t hesitate to adapt them to suit the recipient, maybe using a different […]

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    Book Review: Make it with Air-Dry Clay by Fay De Winter

    As a fan of air-drying clay, I was very interested to see what this book had to offer. Basic techniques are quite easy to pick up and are almost instinctive, particularly if you are used to working with pastry or fondant icing, but as far as adding colour and finishes are concerned, I am less […]

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    Starting Out? Our 7 Top Jewellery Making Tutorials Online for Beginners

    When you’re new to jewellery making, it can be difficult to know where to start. After all, there are so many designs and techniques to choose from. Should you start by making a silver ring? Master the art of beading? Or learn how to work with resin? We’ve got plenty of jewellery making tutorials online […]

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  • Christmas Clay Ideas

    Clay is a great medium to produce quick and varied designs. Fimo, PMC and modelling clay can all be utilised at this time of year to produce trinkets, charms and decorations that will give your Christmas a unique touch. Preparation When working with clay, the techniques used are universal and can be applied across a […]

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  • Designer of the Month: A Little Trinket

    Jewellery maker Anna, aka A Little Trinket specialises in lampworking. Although trained in other fields, it was a passion and love of the artform that led her to this particular type of jewellery making. View some of her work, read about where she gets her inspiration from and more, in this month’s Designer of the […]

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    Handmade Jewellery – Finding the right style for you

    The term ‘handmade jewellery’ covers an extensive selection of both techniques and materials which can all be used to create beautiful objects to wear and admire. There are really no rules when it comes to style but there are, however, very different skill sets required for each technique. First and foremost, jewellery can be broken down […]

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  • Designer of the Month: Debbie Briggs

    Jewellery maker Debbie Briggs or Debonair Creations designs easy on the eye pieces that are simple but accentuate the gemstones she is working with. View some of her work, read about where she gets her inspiration from and more in this Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, […]

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  • Book Review: 30 Minute Jewellery – 60 quick and easy jewellery projects

    By Jo Varney 30 Minute Jewellery – 60 quick and easy jewellery projects 999 A186 When I saw this title on my list of books to review, I was instantly interested to see what could be achieved in 30 minutes. As a slow worker myself, I feel that speedy projects are beyond me to be […]

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  • Designer of the Month: Dunja Puača

    Jewellery maker Dunja Puača designs a variety of antique-looking pieces, that envisage elegance yet show her inspiration of the sea. View some of her work, read about where she gets her inspiration from and more in this Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training […]

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  • Book Review: Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths

    By Jo Varney Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths – 999 A190 This is a quiet and unassuming paperback book which could go unnoticed quite easily if you weren’t looking out for it. It isn’t flashy or attention grabbing and contains no unnecessary, lengthy descriptions where they are not needed. Instead, this little book […]

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