Technique Focus: Texturing Metal

A textured metal finish can be achieved in a variety of different ways and can take a number of days or a matter of minutes to obtain, depending on your technique of choice. Advances in materials and product development mean that it is now possible to achieve texture using a series of shortcuts, such as pre-textured plates and shaped hammers which were simply not available … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Own Keychain

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Whether you’ve got a theme in mind or are still considering different ideas, making keyrings can be a simple process with help from Cooksongold. By following our simple guide using ImpressArt metal stamping equipment and metal blanks, you can make your own hand stamped keychains for your latest collection. Learn everything you need to know today from our video tutorial and … [Read more...]

Review: ImpressArt Aluminium Stamping Blanks

By Nicky Moxey I was offered the chance to have a play with the following aluminium blanks for metal stamping, and this is the result: 860 A225 – ImpressArt Aluminium Blanks, Leaf with Ring 860 A214 – ImpressArt Aluminium Blanks, Round Offset Washer 860 A220 – ImpressArt Aluminium Blanks, Small Square Tag ImpressArt Aluminium Blanks, Round Offset Washer I … [Read more...]

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 the force. It can be done by hand or machine, but for our purposes in this blog post, we will be talking about the hand process. Stamping is a great way of adding pattern and texture to metal in a short space of time, and can be achieved very simply … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2017

Nobody could say that we are not romantic here at Cooksongold, and we have ensured that our ranges reflect this with some great ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts this month. We have some fabulous finished jewellery and packaging for those looking for a gift ready to give; but also many projects and love inspired findings for those with a little more time to spare – and some of … [Read more...]

What’s New at Cooksongold for 2017

It’s always nice to start a New Year with some new additions to your toolkit. Perhaps you have some Christmas money still to spend or you experienced bumper sales of your own this year – whatever the reason, let us inspire you with some of the numerous new and exciting products we’ve added to our range recently. ImpressArt is a brand which has really grown in momentum over … [Read more...]

Fabulous and Under a Fiver 2016

By Jo Varney This year Cooksongold have really pulled out all the stops for Christmas and I have managed to find some great little treasures at unexpectedly low prices. Coupled with that are many five star customer reviews, which add a reassuring seal of approval to some of the items I have picked. Have a browse through my selection of perfect jewellery making gifts under £5 … [Read more...]

Metal Stamping Shortcuts Using ImpressArt

Creating unique and personalised jewellery is easy when you have the right tools which is why here at Cooksongold we work hard to ensure that we stock leading jewellery tools from some of the best jewellery making brands around! Metal stamping is a skill that has been adopted by the jewellery maker for many years – providing a way to create unique, personalised pieces. Whether … [Read more...]