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25th September 2013

Interview with Jo Bignold of LucyLou Designs

Jo Bignold uses traditional silversmithing techniques to create her handmade designs from her studio in Lancashire.

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23rd September 2013

Amanda's Attic Handcrafted Sea Glass Jewellery

Amanda's Attic Handcrafted Sea Glass Jewellery

Amanda Halliday makes sea glass jewellery from sea glass that has been collected from the shores of North East Scotland. She uses Diamond Drill bits which she finds are perfect for drilling the glass along with a Proxxon drill.

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18th September 2013

What is Tungsten Carbide?

Many tools for cutting, shaping, drilling and sharpening are now made using Tungsten Carbide for uses in Jewellery Making, Stone Carving, Glass Art and Wood Carving because of it's extreme hardness, toughness and durability

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12th September 2013

5 Ways to Recycle Glass Bottles

Are you embarrassed when you take your recycling bin out for collection and your neighbours can hear the copious amounts you've been drinking the past week? (Or is that just me!) Well, be embarrassed no more! Grab those glass bottles from the recycle bin and take some inspiration from this article and make something useful out of them.

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4th September 2013

Nancy Sutcliffe, Glass Engraving Tools

Nancy Sutcliffe, Glass Engraving Tools

Glass Engraver, Nancy Sutcliffe very kindly shares her words of wisdom with regards to a few tools that she uses in her beautiful engravings.

Nancy uses her drill engraver as you would with paint brush to canvas. Many engravers use the drill technique because it allows them to 'draw' on the glass, allowing more control and freedom.

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