Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Scrap silver ready for melting

    Reclaiming silver

    With the cost of silver increasing at quite a speed it seemed like a good time to reclaim all of the scrap silver in the workshop.  In went all of our mistakes, the rings with the wrong size stone settings, the designs that didn’t work and naturally all the off cuts and left over pieces.  …

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  • Avalon jewellery Lampwork studio

    Lampwork at Avalon jewellery

    For many years now we have produced our own range of glass beads, which are all hand-made in our lampwork studio.  In the main we use Effetre glass rods all with the same coe (co-efficient of expansion) of 104.  It sounds obvious but as you can imagine, mixing glass with different coe’s is a terrible …

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