Silversmithing

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    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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    How To Anneal Metal In Jewellery Making

    Have you ever wanted to make your own silver wire jewellery but hit a bit of a wall with the annealing process? Have a read of our go-to annealing guide and find out where to start. What is annealing? Annealing is the process of heating a metal to a specific temperature before it’s worked on. […]

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    How to Silver Plate Jewellery

    Whether you’re looking to smarten up some pre-existing jewellery or you want to expand your service offering – silver plating jewellery is a great place to start. There are a number of techniques you can use when learning how to silver plate jewellery, but we’ll start with the most basic. For this technique, you’ll need […]

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    A Guide To Engraving The Inside Of A Ring

      Engraving the inside of a ring is a popular technique amongst newlyweds and jewellery makers. It’s a way of personalising the rings so that they aren’t just regular wedding rings, but they’re your wedding rings. Engraved rings are also popular amongst those who are celebrating the life of a loved one, by engraving a […]

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    How to Work with Sheet Metal

    Sheet metal is one of the most versatile materials in jewellery making. Whether you’re making bangles, forming your own rings or designing pendants, sheet metal is great for all of types of jewellery. But with so many different options to choose from, how can you tell which one is right for your project? Do you […]

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    How to use a ring clamp

    Whether you’re just starting out in jewellery making or have your own successful business, ring clamps are often seen as one of the most useful bench tools to have – and are typically inexpensive for all that they can offer. For jewellery makers, they are particularly useful for holding tiny pieces when filling, sanding, forming […]

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    How To Forge A Ring

    Forging is a metalworking technique that has been used for centuries. Traditionally, it has been used to create a whole host of different pieces of equipment, from weapons to architectural infrastructures. But it is also a form of traditional jewellery making, used to make rings, brooches and pendants. Would you like to give this historical […]

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    Etching vs Engraving: What’s The Difference?

    Both etching and engraving are great for creating unique, personal jewellery designs, but it can be tricky figuring out which is the best process for you. The main difference is the amount of metal that’s removed. Etching only takes away the top layer, where as engraving leaves a much deeper incision. The etching process A […]

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    How to Engrave Metal With A Dremel Tool

    Looking for a way to make your jewellery designs stand out amongst the crowd? One way that you can add a unique touch to your jewellery is by learning how to engrave metal with a Dremel tool. Adding a distinctive engraving to your precious metal designs will set you apart from your competition, and help […]

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    How To Cut Sheet Metal At Home

    Cutting sheet metal is a fundamental skill that all metalsmiths will need to master before they graduate onto more complex materials and designs in their work. It may seem simple, but learning how to cut sheet metal cleanly and accurately can take practice but it will stand you in good stead to get the basics […]

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    What Are The Best Files For Metalworking?

    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 Make Earring Backs

    Earring posts for jewellery making are a simple finding to start producing yourself. It’s easy to make them in bulk so that you have them to hand whenever you’re ready to bring all the elements of your designs together to make your own stud earrings. To help you kick start your earring making process, here’s […]

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