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Metal Patination Techniques

Mar 11, 2014


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Helen Swan Anodised Aluminium Jewellery

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 Jewellery collection selected and presented in full colour for all to see. Great book

The book is also very interesting and covers the many techniques of metal patination in a very comprehensive and extensive way with lots of good illustrations and advice. Ideal for any jeweller with an interest in this.

Winter Season

Dec 14, 2013


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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 full time Jeweller.

I am loving it and it didn’t go unnoticed by my good friend Liz of Liz Leonard Media who contacted the Glasgow Herald on my behalf.

This article is about my new Studio Venture and just shows that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

I hope you enjoy reading it and tell other about my Leisure Classes and Corporate events

Scotland on Sunday

Mar 3, 2013


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Helen Swan Designer Jeweller, Glasgow, Scotland

Helen Swan Designer Jeweller. Glasgow ,Scotland

SWIB: Meet a member

Feb 7, 2013


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Scottish Jewellery Designer, Designer Jewellery Glasgow, Designer Jewellery Scotland

As published in February 2013  issue.

meet a member:   Helen Swan, Helen Swan Designer Jewellery I’m Helen Swan of Helen Swan Designer Jewellery. I started my business in Glasgow, Scotland in 2009, designing elegant, contemporary jewellery in combinations of Silver, Gold and Anodised Aluminium. In my most recent collection I have introduced some rubber – just to spice it up a little.I have a variety of styles to match many outfits and occasions, especially my interchangeable range which can change colour and style with the minimum of effort and cost. I also design affordable bespoke jewellery and my Contemporary Kilt pins are a perfect gift for every occasion.Have you heard of my ‘Sentimental Jewellery’? I can transform your drawer of old, inherited, unwanted jewellery into pieces you will love and wear, retaining those special sentimental memories while substantially increasing its value.I design pieces that   are unusual yet wearable and I explore methods of attaching them to your body that are unconventional but appealing. The engineering of my work often inspires the design and everything is lovingly made with attention to detail and finish a priority.My fashion tip this season is Colour Blocking. Do it in style by adding a colourful piece of statement jewellery. It will be easier to wear, can be changed more often with less expense and can also liven up dark outfits on cold dark days.


Insight Magazine

Aug 29, 2012



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