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  • Stone Setting

    Five Top Tips For When Your Gemstone Breaks

    Working with gemstones can be rewarding but tricky. When a gemstone breaks it can be one of the most frustrating things ever! Don’t worry, almost every jeweller has been there, and a broken gemstone doesn’t have to mean a wasted piece. Here are five top tips to make the most of a gemstone even if […]

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  • Enamelling

    What are the different types of enamels?

    Types of Enamel Enamels are made up of tiny particles which is then applied to precious metal metal through a variety of different techniques. There are a number of different enamels powders which we will explore in this article. Leadfree Enamels Many enamels contain lead to enhance colour, but leadfree versions are less of a […]

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  • Enamelling

    Top Tools Needed for Enamelling

    From kilns through to sieves and paintbrushes, we’ll guide you through the essential tools needed for enamelling. Essential tools for enamelling Sieves Used for sifting enamels onto your designs and ensuring an even coverage. Sieves come in a range of sizes to cover small or larger surfaces. Gum Solution Gum solutions can be applied to […]

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  • Enamelling

    Basic Guide on How to Enamel

    Whether you’re new to enamelling or you’d just like to brush up on your knowledge, we can help. In our guide on how to enamel, we’ll talk you through the ins and outs of the process to get you started. How to Enamel Step 1: Preparing the metal for enamelling Enamel can be done on […]

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  • Enamelling

    What is enamelling?

    Enamelling is when tiny glass particles are fused with heat to form a solid layer of colour onto a variety of different metals, such as copper, sterling silver, fine silver and 18ct or 22ct gold. The enamels themselves are tiny particles and can be used dry as a powder, which is often sieved onto the […]

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  • Enamelling

    What are the Different Enamelling Techniques?

    Enamelling involves the fusing of tiny glass particles with heat to form a solid layer of colour onto a metal background. It can be matte, shiny, opaque or translucent, and comes in a wide selection of colours and finishes. There are a number of different jewellery enamelling techniques that can be used to actually apply […]

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  • Silversmithing

    Silver jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Silver jewellery making is understandably a very popular form of jewellery making, as the possibilities are almost endless and it’s always in high demand. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things Silver jewellery making to help you along your journey. Definition Silver jewellery making (AKA Silversmithing) is the process of making jewellery out […]

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  • Clay

    Clay jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Clay is a great material to make unique pieces out of, without extensive experience of forming and shaping Silver. Sometimes the clay is made up of a precious metal like Silver, and sometimes it’s made up of a non-precious material like FIMO clay which is available in various colours. Here we’ve put together a guide […]

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  • Enamelling

    Enamel jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Enamelling is a very popular form of jewellery making. The vast range of colours and patterns available enable you to make something very pretty indeed. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things enamelling to help you along your jewellery making journey. Definition Enamelling is the process of applying a decorative coating to metal, […]

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  • Wire Wrapping

    Wire wrapped jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Wire wrapped jewellery making goes back thousands of years, as far back as 1446 BC in fact, and is still very popular today. It enables you to create sculpted metal pieces without the need for soldering and lots of other tools. It’s common to see anything from gemstones, to cabochons to charms wire wrapped. Pure […]

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  • Resin

    Resin jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Resin jewellery making is very versatile, enabling you to add flowers, glitter and many other pretty objects to your pieces, to make something particularly unique. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things resin jewellery making to help you along your jewellery making journey. Definition Resin jewellery making is the process of mixing two […]

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  • Beading & Stringing

    Bead jewellery making – Everything you need to know

    Beading is an extremely popular form of jewellery making. The vast range of colours, shapes and textures available in beads allows you to make something truly unique. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things beading to help you along your jewellery making journey. Definition Beading and stringing is the process of putting beads […]

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