Monday, November 26, 2012

Handmade 18ct yellow gold gem set bangle

A short video of the process of hand making a 18ct yellow gold bangle and setting the gemstones which include Diamond, emerald, opal & turqoise.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Something for Christmas

Something for the tree? Handmade Silver Christmas decorations 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Handmade 18ct Peridot Pendant

Video of Bill hand making a 18ct yellow gold Peridot pendant. Using all the traditional ways to make a perfect piece for this beautiful stone.
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Apologies that there is no setting & polishing at the end but we had problems with the recording process. We have certainly learnt a lot from this project and the next one will certainly improve.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Silver name dropper pendant

This is a short version of how we make a name dropper.

1st we design & print off the name.
Then we order the correct metal sheet.

The name is then glued onto the sheet.

This is Shona carefully cutting around the name with a traditional saw.

This is what it looks like after it has been cut out.

We then remove the sheet and buff the the pendant ready for polishing.

Joining rings ready to be soldered.

The rings have been soldered, then the pendant goes into the polishing shop to be finished.

The finished Silver name dropper pendant with chain

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Restoration work

One of our specialities here at Studio Crafts is take your old worn out pieces of jewellery & restore them back to their former glory.
Just recently we had a customer that came in with a 2 diamond rings that needed our attention.

This is how the single stone ring came in to us

The setting edge completely worn out

The sides were also very worn

We soldered on a new plate to the top

Metal was then soldered to the sides

Pete then reset the diamond & finished the ring

The finished ring
Front view
Side view

The 2nd ring was a 6 stone diamond ring that was in need of a re-claw

The claws were worn

Pete soldered on new claws

The new claws soldered on

The finished ring