How To Make A Cabochon Ring

cabochon ring on table

If you’re new to jewellery making and looking for a simple piece to get started with, look no further than a bezel set cabochon ring. You can experiment with different shaped and coloured cabochons to achieve the look you want. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide outlining how to make a cabochon ring, from the tools and materials you’ll need to the art of cabochon stone … [Read more...]

Ring Sizing Guide For Jewellers

Ring Measurement Chart

You may have already gotten to grips with the art of cutting and filing to produce a beautifully handcrafted precious metal ring, but have you mastered the art of how to size a ring? Or how to make a ring fit tighter or looser for your customers? The art of resizing rings takes some time to master, but as it’s likely to form a large part of your business as a jewellery maker, … [Read more...]

How To Make Silver Stacking Rings

a beaded stacking ring, with bezel and cabochon gemstones set

Stacking rings are a great piece of jewellery to master when you’re just starting out. With their versatility and adaptability, and the fact that they seem to be more popular than ever, learning how to make silver stacking rings will stand you in good stead to learn some basic jewellery making techniques such as filing, soldering and polishing. Here’s how to make silver … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Beginner Jewellery Making Projects

sterling silver bunny necklace

When you first decide to try your hand at jewellery making, the sheer amount of materials, projects and tools can seem overwhelming. Where do you start? What supplies will you need? To help narrow down your options a little we’ve put together our top 5 beginner jewellery making projects. With each project comes a full step by step guide for the project itself, what tools and … [Read more...]

How to Make a Simple Silver Bead

silver bead on plaited leather bead carrier

Beads can be made in a multitude of ways, and needn’t be as complex as you might imagine. Perfect for casual summer styles, a personalised bead makes a lovely gift particularly when so many of us now have some sort of bead carrier bracelet as standard now. In this guide, we will show you how to make a silver bead which will fit the plaited leather bead carrier (V12 CB8) … [Read more...]

Using a Barrelling Machine with Metal, Stones and Glass

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Contrary to popular belief, barrelling machines are not just for polishing. They can in fact be used for a number of different processes, simply by changing the compound and/or shot that you put inside them as you can see below. Cutting Material Compound Finish/Effect Stainless Steel Shot (998 003) Barrelbrite soap (998 001P) and water Polishing metal to … [Read more...]

How to Make a Superduo Honeycomb Bangle

Superduo Honeycomb Bangle step 13

Making a honeycomb bead bangle requires a really simple thread path, but the trick to making a successful bangle lies in the thread tension. This jewellery making project gives you all the tips you will need in order to get that right. Simply follow the instructions carefully and you will be able to create a bangle from beads which is stiff enough to hold – do not be tempted … [Read more...]

How To Make An S Clasp With Wire

sterling silver round wire

Are you new to making your own findings? Or just haven’t had the time to make your own necklace and bracelet clasps? If you’re looking to expand on your jewellery making skills and would like to start with findings, learning how to make a wire wrapped clasp is a great place to start. Use our step by step guide below to perfect your first wire wrap clasp. Step by step guide: … [Read more...]

4 Top Tips For Building Your Handmade Jewellery Website

sell jewellery online

As a small business owner, it’s now easier than ever to connect with an online audience and reach out to a whole host of potential new customers. Undoubtedly the best way to sell jewellery online is to build your own handmade jewellery website. With a clear-cut brand and a fully functioning ecommerce site where customers can buy from you at the touch of a button, your online … [Read more...]

How To Patina Copper Jewellery Pieces

copper sheet after the patina process

Jewellery trends come and go but one trend that has stood the test of time is antique-effect jewellery. Copper and brass pieces with an antique look have remained a customer favourite for a long time, and with just a little time and some liver of sulphur, it’s simple to learn how to patina copper pieces for that lived-in, antique look. Here’s your step by step guide on how … [Read more...]