Pieces of glass that have been tumbled around in the sea, in amongst the sand and stones over many, many years which can then be found on our beaches, smoothed and frosty looking are what we refer to as Sea Glass or Beach Glass. Add to this the natural reaction between glass and salt and you end up with the etched, frosted look you find on your sea glass...
What is Sea Glass? Where to Find Sea Glass and How to Drill Sea Glass
7 Facts About Tungsten Carbide Burrs and How To Use Them
Carbide Burrs can be used on many materials including all metals, all stone, ceramic, hard wood, fibreglass and reinforced plastics.
This article helps to explain the different type of cuts, the various shapes available and what they each do, shank sizes and how to use carbide carving burrs.
Meet The Artist: Whitby Jet Jeweller, Hal Redvers-Jones
Hal Redvers-Jones is the very talented jeweller behind the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre's exquisites pieces of work. We were lucky to have Hal tell us more about his work and the history behind Whitby Jet. Read on to find out more....
How To Remove and Replace Watch Band Straps with a Spring Bar Tool
Spring bars are the tiny little bars that you use to hold watch straps in place. They have a tiny spring inside them and the ends are telescopic so you can push them in, put the strap into place, and then when you release the tension, they will spring out and they hold the watch strap back in place. Therefore, when a watch strap needs to be altered you will need a spring bar removal tool.
Everything You Need to Know About Diamond Files & How To Use Them
Due to the hardness of diamond, diamond files can be used on a variety of materials that other abrasives will not have an impact upon. This article tells you what a diamond file is, the advantages of diamond files over other files and it's many, many uses. Re-shape, sharpen, enlarge holes, grind, remove burrs and solder, bevel, cross-grain...
Horotec Screw Case Watch Back Removal Tool - Everything You Need to Know
Select two indentations which are diagonally opposite. These need to be in a straight line across the center of the watch case because the wrench will pivot around the center.
Offer up the wrench but avoid actually touching the watch until you have to...
How to Open Watch Backs Using a Wenger Swiss Watch Case Opener Knife
First identify where the notch or groove is on the back of the watch. Some watches have small tabs on the back,
others have a small groove.
Resting your watch on a cushioned pad hold it firmly...
Meet The Artist: Charlotte De Syllas, Gemstone Carver and Jeweller
Charlotte De Syllas is acknowledged as one of the finest art jewellers working in Britain today. Since 1966 she has been making original commissioned pieces using gemstone and metal with the art of fine carving. By using colours and different minerals Charlotte carves her stone to reflect each individual client whilst using natural forms to help inspire her along the way.
Interview With Glass Engraver Sue Burne
Sue Burne is the Chairman of The Guild of Glass Engravers as well as being an elected member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.
Her glass engraving work is done with a hand drill using diamond and stone burrs.
In this interview with Eternal Tools we hear more about Sue's work and share some of her amazing drill engraved glass pieces.
Meet the Artist: Raymond Gilbert-Griffiths, Ceramicist
Raymond Gilbert-Griffiths studied ceramics at Westminster College in the mid 80’s, when he was in his mid 20’s, focusing on slab and coil.
He was fascinated by the fact that you could take raw clay and make it into a permanent object.
He now works from home in the South West of France