Hi there and welcome! :)
If you're looking to study part-time then the options are pretty much endless. Some colleges offer part-time degree courses which would take about 5/6 years or you could do... Read more...
I suppose it depends on the price of the item you are selling as to whether it will stand adding the cost of the postage on and offer free postage. Obviously if your costs aren't covered though, it's ... Read more...
Well after a slightly scary incident attempting a software upgrade on Odissa today, eventually all went well
and the custom modifications we commissioned survived testing without any complications; so... Read more...Facebook & Google+ by eanjewellery
We have a jewellers bench for rent in Brighton, Hollingdean area, BN1 7HB.
£12 per day
£45 per week
£100 per month
Other tools available include Pickle, Rolling Mill, Polish... Read more...Photography forum by art925nl
Just to let everyone know we now have a discount code setup on our website offering a 10% discount to all guild Gold members,
just quote your Guild Membership in the Special Instructions at t... Read more...
thanks for the info, I will send something out this week. :o)
Oh, Alan - do tell! lol
She used to bite me when we were kids - so yes, she does bite, although she may have grown out of it by now ... Read more...We are 100 today! by TGoJD-Alan
Saturday, 11 August 2012 18:11
That is our 100th Gold member joined today; not 100 years old of course :-)
In another dimension, Beverly Hemming is, right at this moment, being treated to champagne, roses and chocolates ... Read more...Gold Membership number by wallace
Unfortunately, due to technical and administrative issues using the PayPal monthly subscription service, we've had to suspend the option for new monthly subscriptions for the time being until we can r... Read more...
I went to use my GoJD pen yesterday only to find that somehow it had snapped in half in my handbag. I can't remember doing anything particularly violent with my bag or its contents and everything els... Read more...ssl error by TGoJD-Alan
This is my first entry, be gentle ;-) - I loved this quartz cabochon so much but wasn't sure what to do with it. It has big needles of rutile and tourmaline in, and is just fab. In the end, I didn't... Read more...LJS Mixed-Media Competition by camalidesign
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 23:03
I have only just had a quick look at what they offer and yes, the wax carving was one that I thought might be a good one, or the enameling, or the advanced stone setting... will be hard to... Read more...August Guild Competition by TGoJD-Alan
I enjoy soldering too Wallace, especially long lines of solder, lovely to watch it flow. It's the wee jobs like bolt rings or fiddly things that can be little buggers and just won't melt, I've seen me... Read more...Metal clay powder form by kwant2
Monday, 13 August 2012 14:11
I know some jewellers would not be seen dead with the stuff, but others myself included like using precious metal clay, and bearing in mind the recent increases in price on the ready made stuff I sour... Read more...I swear by this one! by Wallace
Friday, 29 June 2012 23:24
it should be okay if they are made out of liquorice Read more...
I have the diamond setting one (finally after mr postie hid it at the sorting office for a month!) and it is absolutely fabulous. Def worth parting with £15 if like me you enjoy setting stones. Read more...
What a lovely piece, I would be scared to repair that one. I dont do enamelling but if its that old and obviously a sentimental object too, and of course it all depends on your capabilities, I would... Read more...Working with palladium by TGoJD-Alan
Thursday, 07 March 2013 23:02
Ah! Now there's a b*g**r of a metal :-)
With regard to machining on a lathe; it's a very 'sticky' material. And by sticky I mean that it doesn't flow smoothly like Gold or Silver, instead it snags an... Read more...Agreement forms for workshops? by mrsnizibs
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:30
I've got my first one-to-one workshop this week with a lady who wants to make her own wedding rings.
I'm all insured and so on, but should I have some kind of form for her to sign (agreed ... Read more...casting costs by mrsnizibs
Hi all - just to let you know that Flameworks will be hosting a summer exhibition at Relegacy Gallery, The Barbican, Plymouth from 21st July till 29th. The theme is Pushing The Boat Out.
Come and ... Read more...
You'll love it Wallace - it will need a name.....
sounds good. Haven't the faintest which mops to purchase, yada, yada, yada! lol
I think I shall go for Jeeves, from Jeeves and Wooster. :... Read more...How by snow_imp
Sunday, 15 July 2012 19:37
Hm, haven't thought about Bunty or Judy for years! Blimey, that's bringing back memories. Read more...
But what if a trader doesn't have a website? They are immediately put at a disadvantage.
In the case of having exhibitors produce their own or an organiser producing literature, one central source ha... Read more...
A man, late for an important meeting, was searching desperately for a space in a crowded carpark.
Looking up to the sky he proffered, “Lord if you find me a parking spot, I promise to star... Read more...Why did the chicken....... by sonia
When I get home at night and walk through the door I'm smacked in the face with a spaghetti bolognese. If I walk in the kitchen and open a cupboard, I sometimes get hit by a pizza; I literally don't k... Read more...Additional Details by mama
In time for summer - pearls I designed with going to the beach in mind, but still go anywhere, so you only need to take one long strip with you on hol - beach to romantic evenings - http://www.pearles... Read more...New Year New Website by janeyp
Friday, 25 January 2013 11:54
I've just launched my new website http://www.berrionline.com
It's still a work in progress, with products being added all the time. Your feedback would be invaluable! Enjoy!
Jane x... Read more...JewelStreet by jewelstreet
*NEW* Limited Edition Grade 7 GETi Titanium Rings.
All GETi Titanium ring styles are now available as a limited edition in luxurious Grade 7 Titanium alloy.
Grade 7 Titanium Alloy exhibits far s... Read more...Clever social marketing tool by TGoJD-Alan
Saturday, 21 July 2012 13:04
This is an interesting social media promotion tool that I came across and thought might be of interest.
It's called Social Shout www.socialshout.com and the idea is that you create a banner to embed ... Read more...
This is great news to me as I love making large statement pieces and have just finished making two statement commissions. Check out my recent blog post on a statement pendant I made for a client
Look... Read more...
Talking of pricing, I often look at work that others are selling in galleries and knowing the percentage those galleries take think how on earth can some people survive when they make things so cheapl... Read more...
The Goldsmiths’ Centre, a leading charity for the training of jewellery professionals is going back to its geological roots to stage summer events celebrating landscape, gardening and the natural world as part of this year’s Chelsea Fringe festival.
From today, a stunning indoor rock garden from Ian Drummond, the man behind Indoor Garden Design, complete with cascading, hanging orchids will provide the backdrop to Rocks, an exhibition exploring the influence of the earth, nature and geological formations on today’s jewellery and precious metal designer-makers.
This summer studio-jeweller Ute Decker will become the first contemporary artist to be given a spotlight showcase at Design Basel (June 11th-16th) by Didier Ltd, the London gallery that is unique worldwide for specializing in historical jewels by leading 20th-century painters and sculptors.
This May sees the launch of a new monthly networking event aimed at bringing together members of the jewellery community including early-stage jewellery business owners, designers of established brands, groups or individual jewellers.
The group, named London Jewellery Meetup was formed out of the realisation that there are too many start-up businesses and brands that don't have anywhere to go for advice and support. Through networking and sharing with other members, this support can be provided, and can hopefully lead to the development and growth of these businesses now and in the future.
The London Jewellery School attracts people from all over the UK and beyond (one current Jewellery Diploma student commutes from Ireland to London every week!) and students regularly ask if they could learn with LJS in other parts of the country. Now LJS is launching a franchise scheme to bring its unique ethos of “everyone can make jewellery” and its popular range of classes to more places across the UK. Under the franchise programme, jewellers and aspiring business owners can apply to run their own version of the London Jewellery School at locations throughout the UK.
The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University has launched its highly acclaimed summer programme of inspirational and affordable short jewellery courses this spring.
Their jewellery courses have been continuously developed over the last 20 years and are taught by the very best practitioners from the jewellery industry in the School’s well-equipped contemporary workshops, making the Birmingham School of Jewellery the ideal place for professionals or beginners to obtain expert training, make useful jewellery industry contacts and enjoy learning in the heart of Birmingham’s historical Jewellery Quarter.
Just when we thought that jewellery couldn’t possibly get any larger, Spring/Summer 2013 arrives with jewellery pieces that are even bigger and brighter than before.
Wearing one super, oversized piece of statement jewellery and little else (jewellery-wise) is a look that is being cultivated this SS13, although there is still space for the more subtle, delicate pieces, designed and crafted with originality of thought and attention to finish.