Top 5 Metal Stamping Tools

metal stamping kit

If you're new to jewellery making and you’re interested in learning how to use metal stamping tools, you’re in the right place. Take a look at our video, where we explain our top five metal stamping tools and read on to find out some of our top tips when it comes to metal stamping techniques so that you can stamp your next piece, safely, and with a personal touch. What are … [Read more...]

Stocking Filler Gift Ideas 2018

Silver animal themed jewellery

Every year we bring you a list of some of the best stocking filler ideas we have to offer at Christmas for jewellery makers and more, so without further ado, let’s take a look at some of our picks for this year as there isn’t long left to buy those gifts for loved ones! Not after stocking fillers but still need that special gift for the jeweller in your life? Read this post … [Read more...]

How To Stamp Metal Jewellery

metal stamped bangle and keyring

No matter how far along you are in your jewellery making endeavours, metal stamping is heralded as a classic skill that can be adopted by anyone, from beginner to advanced. From experimenting with a range of intricate patterns, fonts and pendant shapes, to mastering the use of metal stamping tools, read on to discover more about how to make stamped metal jewellery that adds … [Read more...]

Halloween Jewellery Making and Craft Ideas

ghost charm bead

It won’t be long until it’s time to dust off that skeleton outfit and dig out the pumpkin carving kit.  Yes, Halloween is just round the corner and if you looking for a few ideas to get you into a suitably spooky mood, then look no further. Halloween Charm Beads Sterling Silver Pumpkin Charm Bead (NVQ1 B024)  Pumpkins are synonymous with Halloween, and no celebration is … [Read more...]

Top 3 Ocean Themed Jewellery Pieces To Create At Home

Impressart Wave Design Stamp

Whether you specialised in silversmithing or you work primarily with beads, there’s one thing that unites us all as jewellery makers. We’re always on the hunt for inspiration. So, here’s a little inspiration for your next project idea – our top ocean themed jewellery pieces for you to try out for yourself and adapt to your own signature style. 1. The nautical … [Read more...]

How to Make Personalised Rings with Metal Stamping Techniques

personalised rings

Metal stamping is a great way to make handmade jewellery designs which feature personalised messages and patterns. Using only a few tools and simple techniques, you can be well on your way to producing a professional piece of hand stamped jewellery which is customised to the recipient – and with our range of ring stamping blanks, it is now even easier to make personalised rings … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Katie Belcher

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Self-taught jewellery maker Katie Belcher creates her pieces mainly from silver, using metal stamping techniques to give the designs that personal touch. Discover more about her background, her favourite handmade jewellery piece and more in the following Designer of the Month interview. Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the … [Read more...]

How To Make Personalised Silver Bangles With Metal Stamping Techniques

metal-stamped-bangle

Have you tried your hand at metal stamping? Personalised bangles are a great way to improve on your metal stamping techniques. With just a few tools and tricks you’ll be able to produce a professional piece of personalised stamped jewellery that could be the start of a new way of producing and customising your jewellery pieces. Read our step by step guide below, stock up on … [Read more...]

Review: ImpressArt Bracelet Bending Pliers

By Lorraine Sanderson, Burning Gecko Advertised as a bracelet bending tool, these little pliers are so much more! I used the ImpressArt Bracelet Bending Pliers (product code 999 I123) as designed, to bend a sterling silver bracelet bar and they produce an extremely smooth and gentle bend, resulting in a cuff that fits an average size wrist. The handles of the pliers … [Read more...]

Getting Personal: The Personalised Jewellery Trend

Let’s be honest, we all love the idea of having something that nobody else has; something that is so personal and unique to us that no one else in the whole world has (or so we like to imagine)! The way to achieve this is through customisation, and this is set to be a huge jewellery trend this year. Personalisation and customisation are big, big news. If you take a look at … [Read more...]