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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 …


Saw on the bench
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 …


Steel Ring
Blog Goldsmithing Steel Jewellery 28 February 2018

Striking Steel Jewellery


Blog Goldsmithing 17 October 2014

HANDMADE JEWELLERY – CHARACTERISTICS & BENEFITS

The word handmade gets bandied around a lot these days.  We have found that moving our workshop to the front of store in our new location has been greatly received by customers, who don’t just see the label handmade – they see the work actually being c …


Blog Goldsmithing Niessing Tension Rings 4 March 2014

HOW DIAMONDS CAME TO FLOAT…

I visited Niessing’s workshops in Vreden before opening Stonechat and I was lucky enough to see first-hand the unique process involved in making a tension ring. This style of ring has been copied by many but few have done it successfully.  Customers ar …


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