Blog & Creative Community

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

Trend Watch – Stacking Rings

When it comes to trends in jewellery, some make little ripples and others make a big splash. Well stacking rings are like the mother of all waves! The sheer variety of styles is mind boggling and this super versatile [ … ] Read More

Hammer Time

One of the tools a silversmith reaches for most often is their hammer. We all have our favourite one…or 3, but if you are just starting to build your tool collection, picking the right hammer for the job can [ … ] Read More

Trend Watch: Turquoise

While scrolling through my Instagram feed, which is loaded with amazingly talented jewellers from around the world, there is one particular stone that pops up again and again; Turquoise. I  always marvel at the beauty and diversity of this [ … ] Read More

Soldering vs. Fusing

Soldering vs. Fusing What is the difference between soldering and fusing? What are the benefits of each technique and what are the difficulties? What tools and equipment are needed for each technique?  These are just some of the questions [ … ] Read More

How to display your Jewellery

When it comes to displaying your creations there are so many choices. You can purchase display props from a place like Eddies Hangups in Vancouver, or you can created your own using all sorts of unexpected items. Here [ … ] Read More

Workingsilver on Instagram

  Hello and happy February! I can’t believe how quickly January flew by. So far 2015 is off to a great start, and we have so many exciting new things going on here at Workingsilver. Our big news for [ … ] Read More

Making Beautiful Things

This blog entry was generously submitted by Karen McLaughlin, one of my first students in my Workingsilver Naniamo Teaching Studio several years ago.   Thank you Karen for your friendship and support.  I look forward to creating with you, [ … ] Read More