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
Do’s and Don’ts of Photographing your Jewellery
The first thing people see when they visit an online store are the photos! Good product photography is by far the most important part of selling or showing your work online. All to often I come across beautiful jewellery, [ … ] 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
Artisan Market Checklist
There are so many things to remember and think about when you are gearing up for a craft fair or artisan market. Whether its your first market or you have been doing them for years, in my experience, you [ … ] Read More
How to Price Your Handmade Jewellery
Designing unique jewellery and creating at your bench is just the start of your jewellery journey. Pricing your finished pieces is important if you want to be successful selling on any platform, or even to your friends. There are [ … ] Read More
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
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
What is the Mohs Scale?
We get asked a lot about gemstones and how hard they are and which ones can be put in a tumbler, or which ones need extra care when setting. We also get asked what on earth is the Mohs [ … ] Read More
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