Category: Jewellery Making

Producing beautiful hand crafted jewellery ideas. TIps and design hints to help you create your own individual necklaces, bangles, rings and earings. Jewellery made personal is the the most touching. Create your own Jewellery for yourself, or your could be so inpired that you design your own range.
Various techniques are used in jewelry-making, including forging, casting, repoussage, the art of frosting metals (imparting a grainy and matte appearance to a metal surface using a stamp in the form of a blunt awl or small tube), embossing (basma), carving, engraving, the art of cameo (a technique in which the background surrounding the design is cut away), filigree, granulation, niello, enameling, incrustation, etching, and polishing. Machine methods include stamping and rolling.

Steampunk

I found a few bits and pieces in with my beads and trinkets which I thought would be perfect for a Steampunk inspired piece.  Are you a fan of Steampunk?   I have been looking for ideas on Pinterest and Instagram and some of the creations are fabulous.  If you have created anything I’d love to see it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

 

From my desk ……..

Thank you for all of your kind messages following my recent hip operation.  I am well on the road to recovery and  am easing myself back into work gradually.

I am excited to be back in the office. With another new shipment of tools due to arrive and ideas for new products, there is lots to do.  I have been spending some of my recovery time looking at trends for the year ahead.  Whilst the fashion for clothing and footwear has gone more feminine and delicate with pencil skirts and kitten heels, the latest trends in jewellery are statement pieces, worn stacked and layered.  Think chunky rings, chain link bracelets of different thickness, pendant necklaces, layered together and big earrings.

We think the best statement you can make is being individual, creating and designing unique pieces which no-one else has.  We’d love to hear about what is currently inspiring you and see some of your designs. You can get in touch by emailing us at proopsbrothers@gmail.com, commenting on the blog or hashtag us on Instagram at #proopsbrothersltd.

We sell lots of jewellery making tools, from mandrels for necklaces, rings and bracelets to stone setting tools, shaping and forming tools and rolling machines.  There’s something for every budget and design idea and with another shipment arriving there will be lots more new products listed soon.  Why not pop over to our website and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week and happy creating.

Isobel

New Rolling Mills

 

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Just a quick extra blog this week to tell you about our two new rolling mills, just arrived in stock.  We only have five of each of these so for the moment we are only listing them on our Website.

Click on the links to check the spec and more photographs.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

Seaglass

 

I spend a lot of my weekends up in County Durham and one of my favourite places to go is Seaham beach.  Until the 1920s Seaham had one of the largest glass bottle works in Britain and during its days of glass bottles production, any waste glass was dumped into the North Sea.  This glass regularly washes up on the beach with the tide and after years of being tumbled smooth by the waves it leaves these beautiful glass pebbles on the sand.  Every time I go for a walk along the beach I pick some up and as I now have quite a large collection and a little more free time I thought I’d have a go a making some jewellery with it.  I have been having a look for inspiration and techniques on Pinterest and Youtube.  I would also love any advice from any of our customers, so if any of you have tried this yourselves I’d love to hear from you or see your creations.

 

I’ll keep you posted how I get on.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Isobel

The Different Types and Uses of Jewellery Pliers.

Jewellery Pliers! There’s such a huge range to choose, with a variety of different uses. Emma at Make and Fable posted a great tutorial to explain the different types and styles of pliers. Make sure to show her site site some love and check out some of her other posts if you find this helpful.

Which jewellery making pliers do I need

There is an every increasing amount of different pliers available to help you in your jewellery making exploits, but when starting out, which do you really need?

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