How To Use A Cooksongold Rolling Mill

How to Use a Cooksongold Rolling Mill

Thinking of investing in a jewellery rolling mill? The Cooksongold rolling mill is an excellent option for beginners who are just starting out and professionals who need to update their equipment with a new, afforable option. Already picked up the Cooksongold rolling mill? Watch our video tutorial and use our step by step instructions to set up your rolling mill correctly … [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...]

5 Different Metal Working Files For Beginners

Metal Working Files for Beginners

Building out your jewellery making tool kit? You’ll already know that there are a huge amount of metal working files that you could invest in to perfect your craft. But let’s face it - not everyone has the budget to pick up their ideal kit right from the off. When you’re just starting out it’s worth getting to know the different types of hand files available to you so that … [Read more...]

Top 5 Jewellery Making Tools For A Busy Designer

Top 5 Jewellery Making Tools For A Busy Designer

Feeling frustrated at work and looking for a way to speed up the jewellery making process? We can help with that. We understand how busy jewellery makers can get, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 jewellery making tools for the busy designer. From pliers to burrs, find all of our jewellery tool kit recommendations below. The Best Jewellery Making Tools To Save On … [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...]

Royal Engagement Rings Through the Ages

Royal engagement rings through the ages

Nothing captures the hearts of the general public like a Royal Wedding. Despite the wavering popularity of the monarchy in this country we always, as a nation seem to enjoy the pomp and ceremony that these state occasions demand. The Engagement Ring is always at the centre of the media focus throughout the proceedings so we thought it would be interesting to see how styles have … [Read more...]

Brand Focus: Busch Burrs for Jewellery Making

busch cup burr

Busch are a German company based in Engelskirchen, originally founded in 1905 by two brothers Erich Busch and Ernst R Busch. Busch jewellery tools Busch's original aim was to provide better quality, precision tools to the dental industry which was still in its infancy at the time. However, as production increased and their success grew, they found that their new … [Read more...]

Top Wax Carving Tools For Beginners and Professionals

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The beauty of carving wax for casting is that you can start with as little or as many wax sculpting tools as you like, and still create something that is unique and completely handcrafted. Once you’ve meticulously shaped and filed a block of wax into the beginnings of a jewellery design, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as seeing your designs take shape in the casting … [Read more...]

What Is Solder Paste? And How Do You Use It?

solder paste

Heard of solder paste syringes? But not sure how to use them? Read our guide to solder paste below and learn more about the advantages of solder paste and when you should use it. What is solder paste? Solder paste is a mixture of metal solder powder and flux – the two elements required to successfully solder together two pieces of metal. Much like any other form of solder, … [Read more...]