Metal Forming & Stamping

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    Metal stamped jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Metal stamping is one of the most popular types of jewellery making that you can do at home. Metal stamping allows jewellers to personalise their creations with initials, dates and names by hand, with just a few tools. We’ve put together a quick guide to all the tools you’ll need to start creating personalised metal […]

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    How to use different jewellery making files

    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. If you’re struggling with figuring out the right types of metal files to use, […]

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    How To Cut Sheet Metal

    Within this blog we’ll tell you how to cut metal sheets for jewellery making and metal cutting tips for using a jeweller’s saw frame to ensure the best results. Cutting sheet metal: The basics Cutting sheet metal is an essential part of working with precious metal, so getting to grips with a jeweler’s saw means that you […]

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    A Beginner’s Guide To Using A Rolling Mill

    Rolling mills are a quick and easy way to transform your jewellery making metal. With our handy guide and YouTube video, you’ll discover tips and techniques on using a rolling mill to create beautiful jewellery, perfect for your latest precious metal projects. How To Use A Rolling Mill If using a rolling mill is something […]

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    Technique Focus: Metal Stamping

    Metal stamping is the process of striking metal, using a shaped former or cutter to make an impression and a hammer to create force.   Stamping is a great way of adding pattern and texture to metal in a short space of time, and can be achieved very simply using a hardened steel former and a […]

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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, using either a circular or oval metal disc.   To get started doming metal, discover what tools you need for doming metal and how to dome metal from scratch. Once you’ve mastered these techniques you can […]

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    Metal Stamping For Beginners: How To Stamp Metal

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

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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 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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