Polishing Your Metal Jewellery Pieces in a Tumbler

Tumbling is an easy and effective way to polish your finished metal jewellery pieces. Tumble BEFORE setting stones. A minimum of 2 lbs. of jeweller’s mix shot is best for effective tumbling. Simply place the shot into the drum [ … ] Read More

What Is Water Casting and How Is It Done?

Humans have been casting metal for the past 5000 years!  Our world without casting is unimaginable!  Casting has also been used in jewellery making for thousands of years.  One of the beauties of Water Casting is that it’s a [ … ] Read More

The Beauty of COPPER and BRASS

COPPER and BRASS are wonderful alternative metals for jewellery making!  The price of precious metals can be prohibitive for jewellery making, but equally important are the wonderful qualities of Copper and Brass (an alloy of copper and zinc).  Copper [ … ] Read More

What is the Moh’s Scale?

To put it in very basic terms, the Mohs scale of hardness is a relative scale of “scratchability.” Basically the higher the number on the scale the harder the stone. A stone rated at an 8 can be scratched [ … ] Read More