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Archive for July 2017

This is exactly what it’s like in my studio!

Colette Hazelwood Contemporary Jewellery STUDIO 4 Manchester Craft and Design Centre

This is exactly what it’s like in my studio! NOT! I strive for effeciancy, cleanliness, organised, fragrant and peacefulness. What I have is mess, dirt, noise, chaos but most of all I have CREATIVITY! What’s your studio like? Comment below.

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Wax Carving Jewellery

I love wax carving. There’s just not enough hours in the day to make all the jewellery I’d like to make – unfortunately life gets in the way. If I had more time I’d like to learn more – and practice more wax carving jewellery. It’s so theraputic, soft and quick, its also very fragile…

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Jewellery Metal Finishes

What are different metal finishes? A question I get asked quite a lot is about different jewellery metal finishes. Here’s a visual guide to help you. From polished to matte to brushed to scratched to hammered to bark to diamond to oxidised to gold plated to rhodium plated to ruthenium plated to reticulated – there…

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Ring width & sizing

Colette Hazelwood jewellery ring widths

What’s a good ring width & sizing? Here’s a visual guide to some of the most common ring width and sizing. I’d always recommend coming in to see me for a chat and to try the actual rings on to see which width ring suits you best. People with long and large hands can get…

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