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...]

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...]

Halloween Making Inspiration

If you are looking for some Halloween accessories to brighten up any party outfit then look no further, Cooksongold has everything you need to create your own quality items which will still be looking pristine long after the party has ended. ImpressArt Cross Outline Design Stamp, 6mm (999 IA26) and ImpressArt Sitting Cat Design Stamp, 6mm (999 IA94) Stamping is an … [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...]

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...]