Metal Forming & Stamping

  • Metal Forming & Stamping

    What Files To Use For What

    Files have been used for metalworking from as early as the Middle Ages – and they’re still essential in metalworking today. But with so many files readily available, it can be hard to know which ones to use for your projects. So, if you’re struggling with figuring out the right types of metal files to […]

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    How To Cut Sheet Metal

    Build out your workbench step by step… In this series of blogs for beginner jewellers, we’ve been helping you piece together the tools you need to be fully equipped to become a professional. From basic workbench essentials to filing tools and polishing techniques. We hope you find this latest instalment useful – it’s all about how to […]

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    How To Use A Rolling Mill

    Rolling mills are a quick and easy way to transform the metal you’re using in your jewellery making. Whether you have a small, large or medium sized rolling mill for precious metal projects, we’ll talk you through the facts to help you get  to grips with rolling sheet metal. Read our guide below before using […]

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    How To File Flat, Square & Curved Surfaces

    Filing metal is an essential technique in jewellery making. Although simple in concept, following proven practices combined with the right filing techniques and the right jewellery making files, ensures the job becomes a breeze. Filing metal: The basics What is a metal file used for? Filing is used in jewellery making to remove excess metal, even […]

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    Chasing and Repoussé Techniques for Beginners

    Chasing and repoussé has been used by jewellers from as early as the ancient civilisations in the Bronze Age, and even before. The technique picked up speed all around the world, being used in Ancient Egypt, Greece, India and Pre-Columbian America – and is still a skill sought after by many jewellers today. Although, getting […]

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    How To Dome Metal For Jewellery

    Otherwise known as dapping, doming is a technique used to create a dome shaped piece of metal for a pendant. In most cases, jeweller’s dome a circular disc, but it can be used on oval designs too. Looking to take this technique a step further? You can also solder two pieces of domed metal together […]

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    Our Metal Stamping Guide For Beginners

    Whether you’re new to metal stamping or you’d just like to brush up on your knowledge, we can help. In our metal stamping guide, we’ll talk you through the ins and outs of the process and the basics of metal stamping to get you started. So to begin your metal stamping journey, read on and […]

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    How To Use A Cooksongold Rolling Mill

    Thinking of investing in a jewellery rolling mill? The Cooksongold rolling mill is an excellent option for beginners who are just starting out and professionals who need to update their equipment with a new, affordable option. Already picked up the Cooksongold rolling mill? Watch our video tutorial and use our step by step instructions to […]

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    5 Different Metal Working Files For Beginners

    Building out your jewellery making tool kit? You’ll already know that there are a huge amount of metal working files that you could invest in to perfect your craft. But let’s face it – not everyone has the budget to pick up their ideal kit right from the off. When you’re just starting out it’s […]

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    How Do You Stamp Metal Jewellery

    No matter how far along you are in your jewellery making endeavours, metal stamping jewellery is heralded as a classic skill that can be adopted by anyone – from beginner to advanced jewellery makers. It seems fairly basic, but how do you stamp metal jewellery for the best results? From experimenting with a range of […]

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    How To Make Bangles With the Durston Bangle Maker

    There’s nothing better than discovering a jewellery making tool that helps speed up manufacturing and refines your designs. The Durston bangle maker (also known as the Durston forming die set) is one of those tools! It’s a great investment for those who spend a lot of time using hammers to shape precious metal bangles accurately. […]

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    How To Use The Durston Doming Set

    Have you been thinking about ways to mix up your jewellery making style? If you’re in the process of re-designing your jewellery collections and putting a new spin on your precious metal designs, you may want to consider investing in a Durston doming block and punch set. With a doming set (also known as dapping […]

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