Differences between sterling silver, fine silver, silver plated and silver filled

A lot of people when they start making jewellery, struggle with the issue of what wire to use. I started with copper, then moved onto coloured craft wire until I decided I liked the colour of silver best of all. Since then I’ve made pieces in both sterling silver wire – round and square – …

Hybrid Jewellery – joining soldering and wire wrapping techniques

Before I studied as a jeweller I started out by making wire wrapped jewellery. I was fascinated by the design possibilities that could be achieved with the simple use of some wires a coupe of pliers. I was also aware of it’s limitations, which is why I decided to take my studies further. I was …

Happy new year

I don’t find new year’s eve particularly interesting but psychologically, a new year appears to be a very positive time, full of possibilities and opportunity for change. We change our callendar, start a new planner, clean and declutter the house and make plans for the new year. Decisions to diet, exercise or better organize your …