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  • Silversmithing

    Silver jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Silver jewellery making is understandably a very popular form of jewellery making, as the possibilities are almost endless and it’s always in high demand. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things Silver jewellery making to help you along your journey. Definition Silver jewellery making (AKA Silversmithing) is the process of making jewellery out […]

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  • Clay

    Clay jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Clay is a great material to make unique pieces out of, without extensive experience of forming and shaping Silver. Sometimes the clay is made up of a precious metal like Silver, and sometimes it’s made up of a non-precious material like FIMO clay which is available in various colours. Here we’ve put together a guide […]

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  • Enamelling

    Enamel jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Enamelling is a very popular form of jewellery making. The vast range of colours and patterns available enable you to make something very pretty indeed. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things enamelling to help you along your jewellery making journey. Definition Enamelling is the process of applying a decorative coating to metal, […]

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  • Wire Wrapping

    Wire wrapped jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Wire wrapped jewellery making goes back thousands of years, as far back as 1446 BC in fact, and is still very popular today. It enables you to create sculpted metal pieces without the need for soldering and lots of other tools. It’s common to see anything from gemstones, to cabochons to charms wire wrapped. Pure […]

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  • Resin Mould Jewellery

    Resin jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Resin jewellery making is very versatile, enabling you to add flowers, glitter and many other pretty objects to your pieces, to make something particularly unique. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things resin jewellery making to help you along your jewellery making journey. Definition Resin jewellery making is the process of mixing two […]

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  • Beading & Stringing

    Bead jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Beading is an extremely popular form of jewellery making. The vast range of colours, shapes and textures available in beads allows you to make something truly unique. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things beading to help you along your jewellery making journey. Definition Beading and stringing is the process of putting beads […]

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  • Metal Forming & Stamping

    Metal stamped jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Metal stamping is one of the easiest ways to personalise your jewellery creations with initials, dates, names and more. This is one of the most popular types of jewellery making at home, as it can be done by hand, with just a few tools. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things metal stamping […]

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  • Polishing

    How To Create Texture Using Polishing Tools

    Who doesn’t love a good texture? There are many ways to add texture to your jewellery, and I often use burrs, files and waxes to add deep and pronounced texture to my work. Here I am going to show you a few quick and easy ways to add texture using a range of polishing tools […]

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  • Polishing

    How To Clean & Polish Using Radial Discs

    Radial discs are a handy item to have in your tool kit. This is why we asked Shirani Fernando to show off how to clean and polish a pendant using a selection of radial discs and a pendant motor What is radial disc A great tool for cleaning and polishing jewellery. Available in different grades. […]

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  • Sawing & Piercing

    How To Saw & Pierce

    Saw piercing is likely to be one of the first major tasks you attempt as a jeweller.  It is the first step in the transformation of a simple sheet of metal into something entirely different and holds endless possibilities.  Although most of us are familiar with the concept of sawing wood, many find metal a […]

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  • Polishing

    How to Polish Sterling Silver Jewellery

    If you’re just starting out in jewellery making then polishing is something that is on your list to learn. This is why we had Pop Up Jewellery put together this blog to guide you into the world of polishing I became a polishing fiend when I started creating my own jewellery. There was something about […]

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  • Resin Mould Jewellery

    How To Cold Enamel

    Resin is a thermosetting liquid plastic, consisting of two parts – a base resin and a hardener or catalyst. Resin is fantastic for jewellers as it can be finished in a similar way to metal, using files, papers and polishing, and can also be drilled. It can be used in jewellery to cast solid objects, […]

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