Tuesday, December 29, 2009

We have recently been looking into new ideas to improve our range of services we can provide and how technology may be able to play a part in this.
We were recently set a task by a customer to copy their white metal paste ring in platinum & diamond.


The customers white metal & paste ring







Firstly we quoted to hand make the ring for the customer but unfortunately this was a little bit over budget and we had to find another solution. It just so happened that we have been in communications with a company for a new 3D drawing program and casting machine. So we approached them and asked if they could do us a design and quote to cast the ring. We would then set the diamonds and finish the ring. This came within our customer’s budget so we were asked to proceed with the project.



Firstly the company sent us 3D rendered pictures for us and our customer to approve.















We were then sent the viper resin mould to make sure we were happy with how the ring would come out. After this a rough casting in platinum was sent down to us.













We then finished off by drilling the holes and setting the diamonds before finally polishing the ring.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Not everything we make can be found on the net

Unfortunately we are unable to post pic's of everything we make, But we do have a portfolio in the shop that we keep everything in.

Children in Need


The Girls all dressed up in their P.J's collecting for charity

Monday, November 16, 2009

loose Gemstones


We have just sourced these gemstones and we are going to hand make some rings for our stock

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hammered effect diamond ring


we were asked to make a ring using customers gold


which we melted up


then rolled out


filed to shape


Turned up into ring and hammered


setting was made and stones set


The finished piece (all using the customers gold & diamonds)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Busy, not busy, busy

Something we cant understand is we can be busy one minute then all of a sudden we are quiet, we know we are in bad times so work has certainly dropped off but in last month the workshop has gone mad, not sure if ts the holidays and illness that make us seem busy but boy the boxes are full at the moment which is great, If we just get our estimates right we might just start making some money. Though having said that it is very hard to judge how long a job will take when most of the time we are making or repairing something we have never done before. We just need a customer with an open cheque book.
We are making some great bits which will be posted on our facebook and twitter pages unfortunately we cannot show all we make

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Torch

Off today, but yesterday was very busy. Everyone was very busy with holidays and illness this week it has been hard to hit all our targets but we did ok. We tried to melt up alot of gold yesterday and managed it but it wasn't easy, so we have installed a new regulator for the oxygen at the melt up bench which we tested late last night which was great. So this will really help in the future.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1st day blog

Im not sure how often we will be able to keep this up but let me introduce us as a friendly family run jewellery shop & workshop, We are gonna aim this more towards the workshop side as we feel is is different and more intersting. We are just getting our website live and hope this will be a really good add on aswell as being on twitter and facebook. Please feel free to join us where ever you can and leave comments and suggestions to help us improve.
Many thanks