12 Months Of Metal Challenge With Make It Kim

Is 2019 the year you dive into silversmithing?

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 skills, if you have a good grounding in the fundamentals. I hope to show you how much is possible with so little but also enable you to keep building on your skills and tool set-up each month if you wish to keep developing your craft.

So whether you're just interested in giving it a go, looking to improve your confidence or hoping to gain some tips and tricks to make your jewellery making journey a little easier, I hope you can join me during #12monthsofmetal."

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Find Out More About The Challenge...

January - Basic Cutting & Texturing

Throughout January, Kim will be focusing on the following areas...

  • Types of metal available
  • How to cut with shears
  • How to file and sand
  • Basic surface texture
  • How to punch/drill a hole
  • How to make ear wires and jump loops

Follow Kim on Instagram for tips and video tutorials.

We'll be doing a monthly roundup right here on this page!

Tools & Material

Follow along with Kim's tutorials by getting the supplies and tools you need...

Who Is Kim?

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.

Read all about the silver challenge here.