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Jewellery School Online - my video tutorial is available for presale!

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I have done some filming for Jewellery School Online. I filmed two tutorials - stone setting in silver clay and jewellery business. The stone setting class is now available to pre-order and is currently 50% off!  All the projects are shown from start to finish and can be torch fired. The projects include setting a man made stone in wet claysetting a dichroic glass piecesetting a bezel cup
The jewellery business course is still being edited but I'll let you know when that is also available

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Pantone colours of the year 2016 - rose quartz

Pantone are the self styled ‘global authority on color’ and their announcements are taken seriously in the fashion marketplace. The colours of the year for 2016 are rose quartz and serenity.
The Pantone colour/s of the year are a result of research into trends in fashion and home interior design so it is worth being in the know about them.




But how can this trend translate into jewellery? In a previous blog post I shared some inspiration for the serenity colour. I’ve also been looking at inspirational designs using rose quartz which is a beautiful and affordable stone, whether in it’s raw state or faceted.


Rose quartz necklace from Glass Palace Arts


Rose quartz bib necklace from Ranjana Khan


Soutache necklace from Magdo Touch


Stud earrings by Alison Moore


Rose quartz statement bracelet from

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Pantone 2016 - a year of serenity

Pantone are the self styled ‘global authority on color’ and their announcements are taken seriously in the fashion marketplace. The colours of the year for 2016 (there are two of them this year) are rose quartz and serenity. These are likely to be well represented in fashion so having jewellery that goes (whether to wear yourself or to sell) will ensure you’re ahead of the trend.
The fashion and interiors industry take the Pantone colour of the year seriously so it is worth being aware of what their research has shown will be key trends in colour this year. Last year saw marsala, a deep red wine colour. This year, two colours have been chosen of a more pastel hue - rose quartz and serenity. Jewellers will be well aware of the colour of rose quartz but what is serenity? Serenity is described as a cool, tranquil blue - think aquamarine or blue chalcedony.

Here are some examples of the serenity colour in jewellery to inspire you


Beautiful blue chalcedony and rose gold earrings from Orsini F…

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