A Christmas wishlist for jewellers
Here’s our 2018 Christmas Wishlist for the aspiring jeweller with our top inspirational tools, books and super stylish workspace accessories to keep your passion burning!
THE WORLD’S MOST STYLISH SAW
Ok, so it’s just a jewellers saw - but it really is incredibly stylish and not without some substance to it either! This is the Greenlion Saw which is now exclusively available to buy in the UK from Cooksongold. We absolutely love the aesthetics of this saw and it has some great features too, such as a comfortable rubber handle and super practical, quick release thumb screws for changing blades. Snap one up for £71.99 inc VAT
A SUPER COOL & PRACTICAL PEGBOARD
This is something of jewellers dreams - a super organised pegboard for storing all your tools! The great thing about a pegboard is that you can see all of your tools, making it easy to grab what you need and keep your bench tidy whilst working. We love this super trendy pegboard from Grace & Glory Home which comes with a range of stylish pegs and accessories for organising your board. Ikea also do a very affordable and stylish version of their own.
A great coffee table BOOK
One can never have enough inspiring books, so here’s another fantastic inspirational read to add to your list - ‘Women Jewellery Designers’ by Juliet W. De La Rochefoucauld. A great book covering the creativity, works and lives of some of the worlds most renowned female jeweller designers such as Coco Channel, Suzanne Belperron, Paloma Picasso plus many more. Hardcover book available from WHSmith for £39.00.
beautiful display busts
Sorting out presentation busts and displays for your markets, craft fairs or stockists can be very expensive, so most of us have to get a little creative when it comes to this. Nonetheless, how about investing in a couple of beautiful busts or display stands - just for your pleasure in your studio? Proportion London have a beautiful selection of presentation stands for accessories and jewellery which come in all kinds of styles and colour ways.
HANDY MACRO LENS
This little gadget is known as a Smart Loupe. It essentially creates a 10 x zoom and behaves as a macro lens for your smart phone, perfect for taking detailed close up shots of your jewellery - ready to be fired out on social media! It also doubles up as a handy eye glass. Available now from Cooksongold and priced at £29.99 inc VAT.
A new colourful kiln
We absolutely love this amazing bright purple Paragon SC2 Programmable Kiln from Metalclay Ltd. If you haven’t got one already or its time to invest in a new one, this one is a fantastic kiln trusted by thousands of artists around the world. So why not splash out on a great bit of kit for your studio! £719 inc VAT
What other items are on your wish-list this year? (Jewellers Academy Membership maybe! Which will be opening again in early Jan 2019). Do come and share your thoughts and any links to great pressies for jewellers in the comments below!
Whatever santa brings you, have a great Christmas Jewellers