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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Book Review: Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads

Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads By Mortira Natasha vanPelt

By Jo Varney Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads By Mortira Natasha vanPelt Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads is essentially a beading guide produced by the popular craft publisher Search Press. It is perhaps a little different to others you may have encountered in that the premise is based solely on the Ancient Worlds of Egypt, Greece and Rome. The idea being to forge a link between … [Read more...]

Book Review: Beginner’s Guide to Enamelling

Beginner's Guide to Enamelling

By Jo Varney Beginner's Guide to Enamelling by Dorothy Cockrell - 999 A182 Search Press specialise in producing practical art and craft books suitable for all skill levels. Their simplistic but thorough approach is ideal for beginners but also useful for those with more experience and the Beginners Guide to Enamelling falls nicely into that category. Written by Dorothy … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Make a Art Clay Silver Heart Set with Stones

Silver Art Clay Tutorial

Make a beautiful textured heart set with stones perfect for a significant other's birthday, Valentine’s Day or a special occasion using Silver Art Clay You will need: 7g Art Clay Silver Art Clay Silver Syringe Heart Cutter pack set 6 Brass Plate Large Flowers Synthetic Ruby, Round, 3,4,5mm, Pack of 14 Sterling Silver 12/18 Plain Trace, Loose … [Read more...]

Carving Metal Clay: How To Get Creative With PMC

Precious Metal Clay Mould

If you’ve already had an introduction to PMC and covered the basics of working with metal clay, you may want to take your PMC projects to the next level. Carving metal clay is certainly one way of taking that next step and producing precious metal clay jewellery that is completely unique. Read our guide below on carving metal clay and learn how to get creative with a vast … [Read more...]