Preparing the workshop for Christmas


The busiest time of the year for retailers and designer/makers is rapidly approaching. So now, (while things are still relatively calm), is a good time to plan and prepare the workshop for the battle that is to come! So, we put together a quick summary of the best ways to prepare your workshop for Christmas. Clean down and check stock Cleaning and tidying may not seem … [Read more...]

Unique Halloween Ideas

Halloween is rapidly approaching once again! There are only a few weeks to go until the 31st,  so now is a great time to start creating/sourcing your own unique Halloween jewellery to get you ‘party ready’ for the big event. Our bestselling Sterling Silver Cat Enamel Stud Earrings – (XSS 2135) and New  Sterling Silver Cat & Pearl Design Stud Earrings (XSS 2202) We … [Read more...]

Choosing a Chain for your Pendant

Choosing a chain can be difficult. With so much choice available out there, it can be hard to know where to begin, particularly if you are selecting something as a gift. There are, however, a few simple rules which can make the task easier. By breaking the process down into a few simple steps you will quickly narrow the choice which will help tremendously. Here are a few … [Read more...]

How To Use A Cooksongold Rolling Mill

How to Use a Cooksongold Rolling Mill

Thinking of investing in a jewellery rolling mill? The Cooksongold rolling mill is an excellent option for beginners who are just starting out and professionals who need to update their equipment with a new, afforable option. Already picked up the Cooksongold rolling mill? Watch our video tutorial and use our step by step instructions to set up your rolling mill correctly … [Read more...]

What Is Rhodochrosite?

What is Rhodochrosite

Looking for an unusually coloured gemstone to add to your latest designs? Well, if your jewellery making is complemented by soft pastel tones, you may want to learn more about the pink tones of the rhodochrosite gemstone. What is the rhodochrosite gemstone? Rhodocrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral that ranges from a subtle rose pink to a bright pink fuscia red, sometimes … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Emma Scott

Emma Scott

Jewellery maker Emma Scott has a natural yet contemporary jewellery designing style, she has learnt a variety of techniques and has shared some very valuable advice. View some of her work, read about where she gets her inspiration from and more in this month’s Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in … [Read more...]

New Modern Chain Styles

Following on from our previous focus on new chain, we thought we could take this opportunity to look at exactly what constitutes ‘new’ in an extremely crowded market place. Many chain styles have been around for what seems like forever and often it can be difficult to shake a pre-existing association you have, with a certain type of chain. However, chain design is so much … [Read more...]

How To Cut Sheet Metal At Home

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 right, whatever you’re making. How to cut sheet metal by hand Read … [Read more...]

What Are The Best Files For Metalworking?

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 use, we can help you out. Whether you’re making rings, pendants or stone … [Read more...]

How To Choose Your Jewellery Business Name

Jewellery Business Name Ideas

Starting out in the jewellery industry and wondering how to choose a business name? There are a few things you should consider before deciding. Understanding the importance of your name is essential in the jewellery industry as it’ll impact sales, reflect your brand and either stunt or boost the growth of your business. To help you on your way, we’ll talk you through how to … [Read more...]