Short Course: Finishing (Filing, Sanding & Polishing)

In this course, you will learn the technique that makes or breaks all the handwork done to create your jewelry. The finishing of your jewelry will determine if your piece will be loved or ignored by others. You will learn the right way to bring your jewelry to a fantastic finish and various finishing techniques…

Level 1 Intensive: Intro To Metalsmithing

Level 1: Intro To Metalsmithing So you want to be a jeweler but have no clue where to start? If you’re relatively new to jewellery design but keen to get settled and learning quickly, our Level 1 intensive Intro to Metalsmithing class is just for you. Classes run for 1 week and will get you…

Colored Diamond Chart

Pop Quiz! Before your scroll down, take a quick guess. How many colors do you think a diamond comes in?     1? 2? 5? 20? (Leave your answer in the comment section)     Ans: The white diamond isn’t the only natural occurring diamond. Check out this colored diamond chart (also called fancy diamonds) to see…

Gold Jewelry: What is Gold Filled?

Have you ever been baffled by the difference between gold plated and gold-filled jewelry? I sure was when I first came across the word gold-filled and if you agree with me, you probably are in this fix too. Sure, you probably figured out gold platted must be a layer of gold just wrapped around a…

Resource for Jewelry & Handmade Goods Designers

As designers and creators of handmade goods, we have all been at the phase where we needed some help or information to help kickstart a hobby/business or just seeking to expand our knowledge. There are lots of questions good ‘ol Google can’t seem to help us with & sometimes, the advise or guidance of a…