24 August 2016
We're very excited as we have a trip out of the workshop planned! We're going to Goodwood Revival again this year and will be showing Jon's beautiful designs in the Revival Market (Stand 147) from the 9th till the 11th of September!!!
08 June 2016
Chris here with the latest In the Loupe film. This morning I'm back on the Fairtrade red 18ct gold winter meadow ring. I've pushed the claws over the green sapphire, and the video shows a little bit of the process of cutting back and shaping the claws. I made the first cuts with a piercing saw, then a three-square needle file, and the video shows me using a fine abrasive paper disk on my pendant motor, then shaving back the scruffy edge with a spit-stick scorper. I'm aiming for a balance between visual lightness and physical longevity, so as the claw comes over the girdle of the stone, I try to slim the width, but keep height, with a sort of softened triangular profile to each claw, and also try to make them all look the same as each other... ttfn Chris
31 May 2016
So, it's the last day of May and all the bank holiday rain was saved up and is falling today! At least we had a decent 3 day weekend for a change.
17 May 2016
Another Facebook post that deserved to be on the blog!
17 May 2016
Benchworking in jewellery making that is!