Modern Alchemy: Extracting Gold From e-Waste

Guest Author: Sandra Wilson, Professor or Metal Design at DJCAD, University of Dundee. Her research is funded by various UK research councils and her award winning jewellery and silversmithing is exhibited internationally.  Professor Sandra Wilson in the Love Chemistry Laboratory with a solution of gold chloride.   Photo: David Cheskin Gold is now included on the European…

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Memorial Jewellery – A Bangle for a Baby

This was probably the most difficult design I have ever been asked to do. I felt a great responsibility because I received this commission from a lady in France, who wanted a bespoke piece of jewellery for her good friend following the loss of her baby. The Design Process I wanted to design beautiful jewellery…

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The Sustainable Jewellery Workshop

Are Traditionally Jewellery Workshops Sustainable? To some extent the answer is “yes”. Jewellers have always collected their precious metal scrap for recycling. However, this is more about the value of the scrap than the desire to be sustainable. Hand made jewellery is more sustainable than commercially manufactured jewellery because the fabrication processes involve less machinery…

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Wellness Medal – Story behind the design and make

Tara Lois Jewellery jewelry mental health talisman medal brass touchstone calming tactile OCD crack broken comforter therapeutic sensory anxiety anxious worry help

Cast in bronze, Approx: h 6.5cm x w 3cm x  d 0.7cm, weight 85g  The design of this Wellness Medal has been extensively researched to help a wide range of people. I was suffering from stress so I joined a mindfulness class which radically changed the way I behaved. Still, I found meditation and stilling…

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