Designer of the Month: Tamara Zecevic

Tamara Zecevic ring

Trained goldsmith and jewellery tutor Tamara works mostly with use silver and enamel to create her designs, although is open to using a wide variety of other materials when making conceptual jewellery pieces. Read on to learn more about her work, the advice she would give to those who are new to the industry and more. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Samuel Phillips

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With a background in blacksmithing, jewellery maker Samuel now uses a lot of traditional silversmithing techniques in his work, along with casting and forging, to make a range of simple yet stunning designs. Discover where he gets the inspiration for his pieces from and more in the following interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and … [Read more...]

Brand Focus: Dremel

Dremel hand torch

Dremel is one of the more widely recognised brands of jewellery tools stocked here at Cooksongold, as they are well known for their rotary drills and accessories which can perform a wide variety of jewellery making tasks. Dremel produced their first rotary drill in 1934, and today still produce one of the widest ranges of hand drills on the market. Now owned by the Robert … [Read more...]

Getting To Grips With Precision Micro Welding

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Are you new to precision micro welding? As a professional jeweller, you may be looking for new ways to speed up your manufacturing process, or just a fresh take on soldering that is right for you and your work. Here, we introduce you to the Aquaflame micro welder – an excellent, updated piece of soldering equipment that could completely change the way you work. Watch the … [Read more...]

How To Make Silver Solder

silver solder rods

As you probably already know, jewellery is often made up of several different components brought together by several different skills and materials to make a unique piece. As you progress to more complex soldering processes and begin making more complicated precious metal pieces, you may want to start making your own soldering pallions. Here, we show you how to make silver … [Read more...]

Top 5 Jewellery Soldering Tools

Before we share our top 5 jewellery soldering tools with you it’s worth familiarising yourself with the process of soldering itself. So what is soldering? Soldering is the process of permanently joining two metal components together. It’s a popular jewellery making technique used by jewellers of all skill levels. Wondering how to solder? Soldering involves the application of … [Read more...]