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International Jewellery London 2014

Katy Armstrong IJL jewellery Kate Wimbush London MJN Olympia

This year I exhibited at IJL 2014 with four other wonderful jewellers, Gemma Scully, Charlotte Verity and Karin Sheldon,  alongside a 'showcase' of 12 other makers under Manchester Jewellers Network. This year IJL moved from Earls Court to Olympia which is a beautiful building giving an ideal setting for the show! We were in the Design Gallery which gave us excellent views of the architecture and the show itself. Below are some pictures of our stand taking shape and the beautiful building. his year we were well prepared and traveled down to London on the Thursday in order to set up...

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Stone Setting

Katy Armstrong jewellery setting stones tools

In July I spent a week at Birmingham School of Jewellery on a stone setting course, run by the very talented (and patient!) Nigel Yates. We started off by preparing some of the tools we needed....     Then we moved onto practicing with the gravers to master some of the skills we would need for setting, such as graining and engraving. After many attempts (a lot of which failed!) we moved onto setting CZ in the silver castings provided. We began with three claw settings of various shapes and sizes.   \ We then moved onto a variety of settings,...

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