Jewellery Making Blog

So what do I need to start a jewellery making  hobby?

So what do I need to start a jewellery making hobby?

Surprisingly you won't need too many tools to start this fabulous jewellery making hobby. Once you have read this article you should be on your first step to buying your first set of tools and making your own bespoke jewellery perfect just for you. Round nose pliars...

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Brand New Workshop!!!

Brand New Workshop!!!

I am very pleased to announce that I will be doing a workshop with the wonderful Chalmers Gems. This unique Workshop is a collaboration between Chalmers Gems and Rocks n Chains. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to learn from Gemmologist Marie Chalmers and...

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I’ve been nominated for an award!!!!!!

I cannot tell you just how amazed I am that I have been nominated for an award with Muddy Stilettos https://warks.muddystilettos.co.uk. Every year Muddy Stilettos have awards that are voted for by the public. Each category has 5 short list finalists and voting is open...

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A Little Me Time

The last few months have been absolutely full on, I have not only had my first event to get ready for, but I have also filmed 2 dvd's and have 15 tv shows on Jewellery Maker TV. I love my job as a designer on the channel but each show can take up to 20 hours of...

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5 days in a field!!!!

Well what can I say about the first event of the year? It was EPIC! not only did I meet some wonderful Rocks n Chains customers who wear their RnC pieces every day and purchased even more pieces for their collection, but I had so many brand new RnC customers who had...

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1 month to go!

I am starting to get really excited as its only 1 month to go before my favourite event of the year Badminton Horses Trials. But with the excitement comes the shear terror that I haven't made enough pieces or my worst fear people won't like the pieces that I have...

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And So It Begins!

Mid March is the time that the Rocks n Chains workshop gets extremely busy! I am starting to get ready for all of the up coming events that I exhibit at in the Summer. My first one is Badminton Horse Trials at the beginning of May and is one of my all time favourite...

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What size chain maille bracelet do I need?

Whether you're buying jewellery for yourself or as a gift for others you need to make sure that you are going to get the perfect size or length for that special piece of jewellery.  When it comes to measuring bracelets you need to take into consideration, Is the...

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What does Hand Crafted mean?

Something that I get asked a lot with my jewellery is how is it made? do you make all the links yourself? The answer to both of those questions is yes. Every single link of the chain maille pieces are made by myself and then linked together into the specific patterns...

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Burghley Horse Trials

So this year is flying by and Burghley Horse Trials is nearly upon us!!!! I have had such an amazing year welcoming lots of new Rocks n Chains customers and seeing regular customers adding to their collections. I will be showcasing some new collections...

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