How To Make Resin Jewellery

resin jewellery on a bench

Once you’ve learned the fundamentals of casting resin, your next step is to figure out which type of jewellery you’d like to create when using resin. And the great thing is that you can produce any type of jewellery you can think of – resin is an incredibly versatile material that will lend itself to making decorative pendants, rings, charm bracelets and much more. To give … [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...]

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...]

Review: Swarovski Pear Shaped Pendants

By Lorraine Sanderson, Burning Gecko Swarovski® is a name associated with high quality crystal beads and high end jewellery. There are many suppliers selling crystal which may be acrylic, glass or plastic, but Swarovski® is a brand that almost everyone interested in jewellery will have heard of, and it comes with high expectations. Today I will be reviewing some of the … [Read more...]

How To Set Stones in Jewellery

Stone setting is a way of securely attaching stones into a piece of jewellery. You can use various techniques to incorporate stones into your designs including: Claw, Gypsy, Bezel, Illusion, Pave, Channel, Tension and Grain. Which of the stone setting techniques are suitable for your project? Well, the stone’s shape and hardness will dictate this. So it’s worth getting to … [Read more...]

Trends within Components

This article is written by Joanne Varney who holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing and is part of the Cooksongold team. As with every large product group, there is usually a percentage which remains unchanged from year to year and forms the main stay of the range. This is known as the core range. Findings and stones are no exception to this and you will find many … [Read more...]