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Inspiration Is Everywhere

While walking in downtown Vancouver the other day from the Skytrain to a meeting, I started to wonder what I was going to write about for my first Blog for Workingsilver, when I quickly and easily became distracted by [ … ] Read More

What is Reticulation?

The technique of reticulation is a lot like a sporting event – you never know what’s going to happen and what happens can never be repeated. Both Sterling Silver and Reticulation Silver can be reticulated, but Reticulation Silver produces the best [ … ] Read More

What File Should I Use?

There are many different cuts, shapes and varieties of files; some files are designed to meet very specific needs. When searching for the perfect files for your bench, consider the material you will be working with, the level of [ … ] Read More

Larimar

Larimar, oh lovely larimar. If you’ve ever snorkelled in crystal clear waters with white sandy beaches, that is what larimar looks like. It is the Caribbean ocean solidified. Its rather fitting as this cool blue stone is only found [ … ] Read More

WorkingSilver Jewellery Show & Sale – Oct 2015

Here at WorkingSilver, we have really amazing students.  Our teaching studio is the beating heart of our business; the energy and excitement in each class is something quite special. We have taught everyone from absolute beginners to established jewellers [ … ] Read More

Statement Rings

One thing I love about hand fabricated artisan jewellery is its ability to push boundaries and blur the lines of what we think ‘should be done.’ A trend that I’ve noticed lately (which is by no means a new [ … ] Read More

What Gauge Should I Use?

What gauge of metal should I use? This is a question we get asked at Workingsilver all the time. Unfortunately there is no single answer to this one. It really depends on many different factors: are you making a [ … ] Read More

What is Keum-Boo?

Keum-Boo is an ancient Korean technique where 24K gold foil is applied to silver using heat and pressure.   Pure gold (24K) and silver have a similar atomic structure, so once the metal is heated to a temperature of [ … ] Read More