Tag Archives: All that Glisters

Light Reflective Yarn – Highlighting Lace

A response to our email asking for your opinions about printing a catalogue this year, gave us this very pleasant response from lace maker and jewellery maker, Louise West. She wrote; ‘I personally like to be able to hold the catalogue and browse through it. It is my first port of call if I want […]

Magical Angelina Fibres

Glistening Angelina Fibres

The glistening Angelina fibres can be used in a number of ways. This 15 denier synthetic fibre has a low melting point. This means it can be fused together easily to make a flat sheet. Fusing the Fibres using boiling water These vessels were made by inserting the fibres between two plastic pots and adding […]

Polymer Clay Pendant & Earrings

Here’s proof of just how colourful and versatile polymer clay can be for jewellery makers. This pendant and earrings were created from Premo Sculpey clay by customer Hazel Hampshire. Hazel began by making a number of different style canes (Learn how to make your own effective Millefiori cane flower). She then pushed them all together […]

Book Spotlight: Magical Metal Clay Jewellery

Sue Heaser’s book ‘Magical Metal Clay Jewellery’ is an excellent introduction to crafting with precious metal clays such as Art Clay Silver clay. Art Clay Silver clay consists of finely ground pure silver mixed with non-toxic binders and water. When fired, the binders burn away leaving pure, 99.9% silver. Sections In the first chapter Basic Techniques, […]

Cubic Zirconia

Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide, an inorganic metal oxide mainly used in ceramic materials. Diamond vs CZ The CZ gemstone has more light dispersion (fire) and is heavier than a diamond. Although a real diamond is about 500 times harder than a Cubic Zirconia, they are relatively hard compared […]

The Art Clay Silver Starter Kit

The Art Clay Silver Starter Kit contains everything to learn about making silver items out of this precious metal clay. There’s no need to invest in expensive items such as kilns while you’re learning. The kit contains a firing mesh which can be used on a gas hob. The decision to invest in a kiln […]

More on Art Clay Silver 650 Clay

Although the price of Art Clay Silver has been affected by the rise in price of silver, this valuable clay remains popular with our customers. Work Smart and Plan Take care when working with Art Clay Silver to get the most out of it with little waste. Here are some tips: Plan your project before […]

Gedeo Resins for Jewellery and Crafts

We’ve extended our range of modelling and jewellery making materials to include a selection of Pebeo’s Gedeo Resins, silicone moulds and Siligum silicone moulding putty. The Gedeo Crystal Clear Resin has been trusted by professional and fashion designers for over ten years. It has a high transparency and strength and is ideal for mouldings, inclusions, […]

New Formula Art Clay Silver Clay – Tried & Tested

The new formula Art Clay Silver clay will shortly be available from the George Weil website. We asked expert Joy Funnell (see Joy’s website where you can find out about her courses) to test and comment. Here is her very positive feedback! Joy’s Oriental Pagoda made from the new formula Art Clay Silver clay before […]

Jacquard Lumiere Metallic Fabric Paint

Jacquard Lumiere paints come in a range of highly pigmented metallic and pearlescent colours. They can be used on a variety of materials including fabrics, leather, wood, paper, clay and knits. This thick paint is smooth to apply and does not spread, allowing good control during application. It can be heat set on fabric with […]

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