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Behind the Scenes Blog Goldsmithing 20 September 2018

Goldsmithing Skills and Tools – Mandrels

Being able to achieve a perfectly round ring, or oval bangle, is incredibly important in jewellery.  And it has to be the right size, shape and depth too – so many things to think about!  This is where mandrels come into their own! A ring mandrel is a …


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Behind the Scenes Blog 25 July 2018

Goldsmithing Skills and Tools – The Rolling Mill

Hello again! Continuing our guided tour to our jewellery workshop and the goldsmithing skills and tools we work with every day, we’re now diving into how we push, pull, bend, hammer and roll precious metals into useful and recognisable shapes.  Let’s s …


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Behind the Scenes Blog Various 27 June 2018

Goldsmithing Skills and Tools – Emerying

Good to see you again on our tour of our jewellery workshop and the goldsmithing skills and tools use we use daily! Following on logically, but not necessarily chronologically, from filing is emerying.  When it comes to working with precious metals, th …


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Behind the Scenes Blog Various 6 June 2018

Goldsmithing Skills and Tools – Filing

Welcome back! Continuing with our guided tour of key goldsmithing skills and tools, in a perfect world piercing is as exact as possible and cleanly removes any excess metal from the piece of jewellery that is being handcrafted.  That said, a lot of the …


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Behind the Scenes Blog Goldsmithing 4 April 2018

Goldsmithing Skills and Tools – Piercing

Getting going on our ‘Behind the Scenes’ guided tour through our jewellery workshop, it’s a challenge to pick a starting point, or tool, to begin with given that everything in goldsmithing is so very intrinsically linked.   As one of the first skills t …


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