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I’ve recently finished another piece for my jewellery course. This time it was an articulated choker inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. I also learned to make filigree. I began this piece in early December and finished it at the end of February. It took about 50 class hours to complete, which means over six […]
Twisted wire is very decorative and can be used in several different ways – wrapped around a bezel, to make decorative jump rings or swirls. Here are some examples of such use: So long as you pay attention to a couple of important details, it’s very easy to twist wire and it doesn’t take any […]
I’ve made a video on how to oxidize, or apply patina, to copper or silver. The chemical compound used in this video is potassium sulfide, also known as liver of sulfur. In its natural state it’s a solid, like little crumbly pebbles, that can be dissolved in hot water. It’s also sold already in liquid […]
When you work with minerals you notice there’s a difference in hardness between gemstones. As a jeweller you must know which gemstones are resistance to damage, both during the creation process and afterwards, while wearing the piece. For example, while setting a topaz you can file away the ends of the claws without damaging the […]