Kim Thomson shares her top tips on cutting metal, polishing and texturing your handmade jewellery designs.
Follow Kim's tutorials on how to use a jewellers saw, inserting saw blades, piercing internal shapes and cutting more than one piece of metal at the same time.
Kim shares tutorials on doming, work hardening metal, annealing and making wire earrings!
Kim walks you through the soldering process, tools needed, types of solder, flux and techniques.
Kim shares tutorials on using pre-made cabochon settings and creating your own settings for jewellery making.
Kim shares her top tips and tutorial on how to use a rolling mill to texture your jewellery designs
Kim Thomson is going back to basics with a brand new challenge! Each month Kim will be focusing on different skills and tools, documenting demos, tutorials, tricks and tips all on her Instagram page 'Make It Kim Today'.
You will be able to find all the information for each month on this blog page - including all of Kim's videos and tips so you have a great resource to turn to. Not only this, we'll provide you with a list of supplies for each month, so you can follow along with Kim at home.
Kim - "I wholeheartedly believe that jewellery silversmithing doesn't have to be expensive, you can create beautiful ranges of jewellery with minimal tools and
Kim Thomson is a silversmith who has been a customer of Kernowcraft for 20 years. Kim lives in Bristol and runs her own jewellery making workshops.
You may recognise Kim from doing the 100 Days Of Silver Challenge #MISilverChallenge in 2018, where she created 100 different designs using the same piece of silver.