How to Use Gallery Strip

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Looking for ways to use gallery strip in your handmade jewellery projects? Decorative gallery strip, otherwise known as gallery wire, is perfect for a variety of applications and can be easily transformed into a number of jewellery pieces. From using it to add a simple detail to a design to creating an eye-catching ring, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate gallery … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Beginner Jewellery Making Projects

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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 Superduo Honeycomb Bangle

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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...]

Beginners Guide: How To Solder A Silver Ring

Need some advice on soldering for beginners? Or are you looking to refine your basic soldering techniques? Simple, flat silver rings are a good place to start to get your silver soldering techniques up to scratch. Once you have mastered the art of accurately preparing for the soldering process and carefully using the right tools, you’ll be able to move onto more complex … [Read more...]

How To Make A Silver Box For Jewellery

by John Ross Give friends or loved ones something handmade to keep their precious jewellery items safe – find out how to make a trinket box for storing jewellery with our simple how-to guide. You will need: Adjustable Saw Frame (999 738) Grade 2 Saw Blades (999 4353) Planishing Hammer (997 3111) Rawhide Mallet (997 3118) Round Plain Triblet (997 3616) … [Read more...]

How To Make A Silver Heart Pendant

by Lana Crabb Wondering how to make a pendant with a cute heart theme for the perfect gift for your someone special? This jewellery making project for a Silver Heart Pendant using the Artisan heart shaped disc cutter is for you. Discover the tools you’ll need as well as our tips on how to make a silver heart pendant below. How To Make A Heart Pendant Follow our helpful … [Read more...]

How to Make an Adjustable Bangle

Michael Cartwright Goldsmith shared on our Facebook page a how to make guide for an adjustable bangle. Step 1. Roll out some Sterling Silver flat wire or Sterling silver sheet 4mm x 1.25mm 8.5" long. Top tip: I have always added 0.5" to the clients hand size Step 2. Bend the wire around and solder the ends together.   Step 3. Shape the … [Read more...]

A Guide To Pickling

Step away from the Kilner jars and put down that beetroot! Tempting though it is, we are not about to explore the fascinating subject of preserves and chutneys! No, in jewellery terms pickling refers to the process of removing oxidised surfaces and flux from metal after soldering. What is pickling solution made from? It is an acid compound usually made using a specialised … [Read more...]

How to Hammer Silver Bangles

 Hammered silver bangles are a simple, elegant classic. They look great in different widths, or make a whole armful for real boho style.  For a slightly different take, here’s how to make a trio of silver hammered bangles; two x 2mm wide, one x 3mm wide and a small ring to bind them together. Use our step-by-step guide on how to make hammered silver bangles, with guidance on … [Read more...]