Metal Patination Techniques

Metal Patination Techniques

Metal Patination Techniques by Matthew Runfola. A lovely surprise awaited me when I returned from my recent holiday. There, on the table, lay my first venture into the printed world of publishing. It was a real thrill to find 3 pieces of my Anodised Aluminium...
Leisure Class 2: Texture

Leisure Class 2: Texture

LEISURE CLASS WEEK 2 Today we looked at ways of adding texture to the surface of metal . This adds contrast with textured and shiny metal but also emphasises particular areas of interest There are many ways to create texture and this lesson, in particular, we...
Leisure Classes

Leisure Classes

 2014.  It’s the start of a New Year and A new era for me. My Leisure Classes started this week with my six week beginners session. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for all involved  and I really loved being back in front of a class again. Using the...
Valentines Day. Do you know your diamonds?

Valentines Day. Do you know your diamonds?

Valentines Day!    A time for love and surprises, but ….do you know your diamonds  Diamonds tend to be the traditional engagement ring choice, because they are enduring, and match everything. Diamonds are the hardest material that’s why it’s suitable as a...
What Jewellers don’t tell you

What Jewellers don’t tell you

GETTING MARRIED? Want to buy a Designer Engagement on Wedding Ring? Designer White Gold rings versus Designer Platinum rings- confused? Are you are trying to decide on a Designer Engagement and Wedding Ring, then the following article may be helpful to you The fact of...
Seasons Greetings and New Year Celebrations for 2014

Seasons Greetings and New Year Celebrations for 2014

New Year Celebrations for 2014. The year of Scottish Home Coming and the Commonwealth Games. I may be a bit late with my Xmas Wishes but let me be one of the first to wish you all a happy prosperous and successful 2014. Happy New Year when it arrives....
Winter Season

Winter Season

The winter season is such a busy time for a Jeweller, it all starts in September and as such my Blog has been neglected. As you may know this year I had a recent career change  when I ended my 31 year Jewellery Design and Manufacture teaching position and became a...
Hidden Gems Jewellery Exhibition

Hidden Gems Jewellery Exhibition

Angela from Angel -maker dropped in to my studio today to prepare for the next Hidden Gem Jewellery Exhibition on 1st December. You can see Angela’s work and  mine at the exhibition which is held each month in the Landsdowne Bar and Grill in Glasgow’s...
New Venue for Scottish Jewellery Designer Helen Swan

New Venue for Scottish Jewellery Designer Helen Swan

  Contemporary Mixed Material Brooch with Anodised Aluminium by Scottish jewellery designer Helen Swan. Just Dropped of a range of my Designer Anodised Aluminium Jewellery at Neo Design, a lovely contemporary designer jewellery shop in Dundee. Just in time for...
Prince Georges Christening

Prince Georges Christening

Christening Contemporary silver designer kilt pin designed and made by Helen Swan a  Glasgow jewellery designer whose studio is in Glasgow’s Westend Hearing of Prince Georges christening today brought to mind the time when I was phoned at 10am on Boxing Day by a...

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