Jo Bignold uses traditional silversmithing techniques to create her handmade designs from her studio in Lancashire.
Interview with Jo Bignold of LucyLou Designs
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.
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
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.
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.
Caroline Channing Glass, Wood, Bike Parts and Fused Glass Sculpture
Having made stained glass windows and decorative items from fused glass for the last 10 years with her company 'Caroline Channing Glass' Caroline's taken a side step and produced this mixed media sculpture incorporating wood, old bike parts and fused glass, all with the help of Eternal Tools, tools.
Magical Forest Glass Engraving
The outlines of the images were started by using both the small and medium diamond ball burrs. Diane then filled in the engraving with a medium sized diamond ball burr. Where more depth was required such as the flow of the dresses, she passed the burrs over a second time...
Take 2 Bottles 'Bottle Clock'
Sarah from 'Take 2 Bottles' helps with the recycling process by making fun and useable objects from old wine bottles.
How To Make Ear Wires (Infographic)
Follow our step by step, easy to follow infographic for how to make ear wires and once you've mastered it double up on your wire and make two at the same time.
This is a great way to save time plus you'll have a pair of ear wires that look identical.
Sea Glass Artists and Jeweller's in the UK
With so many great places to find sea glass in the UK it's no wonder there is an amazing amount of talent producing stunning works of art and jewellery out of it. Here's a tiny portion of some of the recent sea glass from around the web that's caught our eye.