weekly photo challenge: connected

Making jewellery is partly about ideas and creativity, but a larger element than you might think is concerned with engineering and problem-solving. It's fine to create a beautiful centrepiece for a design, but you also have to think about how to incorporate it into a practical piece of jewellery, that can be worn comfortably, and … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: connected

the benefits of a third hand

Soldering together tiny components is one of the aspects of making jewellery that I find the most fiddly and frustrating. There are so many things that can go wrong, from the teeny squares of solder pinging across the workbench as they heat up, through one of the pieces of metal shifting position slightly at a … Continue reading the benefits of a third hand