We’re so excited that we’re ten this year. So much has changed in the last ten years and we are looking forward to celebrating our official birthday on 21st April. But for now, we’ve decided to give those that are attending our workshops a £10 voucher to spend on their next workshop booking. There’s no […]
We’re having a debate in the LJS offices at the moment about which will be most popular – Valentines or Galentines. We have our traditional Valentines day evening taster workshop on 14th February (6.30-9pm) for couples to come and make each other a silver ring. It has always been a popular option and is a […]
For the next post in our series about great workshop tools to add to your collection we are going to be talking about Barrel Polishers (also called Tumblers)! When you first start to make silver Jewellery you will probably polish by hand using sand paper of varying grits to get a nice smooth finish on […]
If you were to create the sound track of the London Jewellery School studios, hammering would definitely feature. Hammers are an essential for silversmithing as well as being useful for other jewellery-making such as wire work. So here are a few that would be useful in any jewellery workshop.
Where do you do your jewellery making? Do you have a workshop or like many, have you colonised a bit of the kitchen table? At this time of year it’s possible to bead in the garden or, like one of the London Jewellery School team, turn a flat’s balcony into an open air resin work […]
On Friday, Penny Akester suggested some easy changes you can make to make your jewellery hobby or business greener. Now she looks at items specifically used in the workshop… Pickle The pickle usually used to clean your metal is safety pickle, despite it’s name, it is still a polluting chemical and if you’ve ever got […]
Lighting is an essential aspect of your jewellery making space regardless of whether you have a permanent workspace or have to set up an area when you want to work. Being able to see your work clearly is key if you are to be able to complete fiddly tasks, ensure colours work and finish items […]