How To Make Hoop Earrings

round nose pliers and silver wire with loose beads on a worktop

Making hoop earrings is a great way to expand your jewellery making repertoire, even if you’re just starting out in the jewellery making industry and looking to broaden your designs. Not only can you experiment with different colours, but customised shapes can also make your hoop earrings stand out from the crowd. Find out how to make hoop earrings in four easy steps. We’ll … [Read more...]

How To Make A Necklace Chain With Wire


Want to find a unique look for your latest necklace designs? You can add an extra handmade touch to your pieces by learning how to make a necklace chain with wire. It’s really simple to do and will add a new look to your necklaces while helping you to develop your wire work skills for future projects. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Wire (approx. 20 gauge) … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide: How To Solder A Silver Ring

Need some advice on soldering for beginners? Or are you looking to refine your basic soldering techniques? Simple, flat silver rings are a good place to start to get your silver soldering techniques up to scratch. Once you have mastered the art of accurately preparing for the soldering process and carefully using the right tools, you’ll be able to move onto more complex … [Read more...]

Top 5: Bullion

If you had to take a guess as to the most popular bullion products that we sell here at Cooksongold, what do you think they would be? Whether wire, sheet or tube, I’m sure you all have favourites of your own, but there are a few products that (despite our ever growing range) remain our top sellers come rain or shine. Take a look at our bestselling bullion favourites listed … [Read more...]

Review: Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers

by Jo Varney ‘Wubbers.....Funny name, serious tools’ Ok, I will admit that when I first came across the ‘Wubbers’ brand I did have to do a double take. Wubbers, really? It sounds like something my three year old would talk about! However once you get past the bizarre name, what you discover is range of jewellery pliers which have been specifically designed for ‘shaping, … [Read more...]

Review: The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects

by Jo Varney The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects by Wing Mun Devenney I am sure I’m not alone in having my fair share of soldering disasters over the years so I was really pleased to be sent a book about the subject to review! The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers is a lovely modern book published only two years ago, so it is bang up to … [Read more...]

Designer Feature – Gosia Niedzwiedzka

Designer Gosia Niedzwiedzka speaks to us about her inspirations, her techniques and her designs. Since I remember I have always been creative and passionate about crafts, art and tradition. I like to keep my hands busy. Creating little objects like handbags, clay sculptures, lampshades and jewellery is something I love and enjoy doing. Seeing another unique piece of jewellery … [Read more...]

Silversmithing Q&A with Laura Golbourne

Yesterday our in house silversmith Laura Golbourne hosted a live Q&A on our Facebook page. We had some many great questions that we thought we would post an article so that these great tips aren’t lost in the depths of our timeline. Thank you once again to everyone who took part, it was so great to chat to you all!   Question: I'm having trouble with how much silver … [Read more...]

Wire Working – 10% OFF Sterling Silver Round Wire for a week ONLY!

A great offer is back THIS WEEK ONLY at Cookson Gold:  10% OFF Sterling Silver Round Wire from the 15th to the 21st of February. This promotion offers 43 varieties for you to choose from including our best sellers: 1mm, 0.5mm and 2mm!  Hurry up and STOCK UP NOW! Expires midnight on the 21st of February! Cooksongold will cut wire to fit your requirements and this comes fully … [Read more...]

Over 10% Off Sterling Silver Round Wire One Week ONLY!

This week at Cooksongold we are offering Over 10% OFF Sterling Silver Round Wire!! This offer is available for our entire range of Sterling Silver Round Wire and runs from 16th of November until the 23rd of November, this means ONE WEEK ONLY: hurry up and stock up NOW!! There are over 43 different variations you can choose from, various diameters and all cut to your … [Read more...]