Lucy Walker Jewellery Academy

Lucy Walker Jewellery Academy
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Which of your fellow students do you think deserves a shout out?! Maybe they’ve made something amazing, or maybe they always offer support. Tag them here so we can share the love 💕

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Which of your fellow students do you think deserves a shout out?! Maybe they’ve made something amazing, or maybe they always offer support. Tag them here so we can share the love 💕

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Creating a prong setting for a rose cut stone with 18 gauge sheet, and 20 gauge wire for the prongs.  The superglue is used to attach the stone to the metal so you can accurately trace the outline.

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Creating a prong setting for a rose cut stone with 18 gauge sheet, and 20 gauge wire for the prongs. The superglue is used to attach the stone to the metal so you can accurately trace the outline.

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Piercing out and cleaning up a little birdie skull.  There are many effective ways to clean up piercing work, but the most effective thing you can do when starting out, is to really take your time and focus on doing as good a job with the saw as you can.  It may take longer in the short term, but in the longer term it will be a massive benefit.  Chill, relax, play some tunes and be at one with the saw...... I puked in my mouth a little at the cheesiness - but it’s true 😂

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Piercing out and cleaning up a little birdie skull. There are many effective ways to clean up piercing work, but the most effective thing you can do when starting out, is to really take your time and focus on doing as good a job with the saw as you can. It may take longer in the short term, but in the longer term it will be a massive benefit. Chill, relax, play some tunes and be at one with the saw...... I puked in my mouth a little at the cheesiness - but it’s true 😂

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Making a bezel from 20 gauge silver sheet. The purple sharpie is to help me see the scribed line 🤓 eyesight isn’t what it used to be 😅

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Making a bezel from 20 gauge silver sheet. The purple sharpie is to help me see the scribed line 🤓 eyesight isn’t what it used to be 😅

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It’s neck and neck and it’s going the full 12 rounds for the @grstools BenchMate vs MicroBlock fight of the year!  Check out our latest blog post at lucywalkerjewellery.com

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It’s neck and neck and it’s going the full 12 rounds for the @grstools BenchMate vs MicroBlock fight of the year! Check out our latest blog post at lucywalkerjewellery.com

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Blogging with a view ❤️ although I should not be drinking coffee at 7pm 🤣🤣🤣. BTW our blog is back online at the usual website www.lucywalkerjewellery.com 💪🏻

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Blogging with a view ❤️ although I should not be drinking coffee at 7pm 🤣🤣🤣. BTW our blog is back online at the usual website www.lucywalkerjewellery.com 💪🏻

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MicroBlock owners.... I need your help ❤️ I love both my @grstools MicroBlock and BenchMate.... couldn’t live without either.  I usually recommend starting out with the BenchMate though as that’s what I did, and it did everything I needed for 10 years (it’s still going strong!). Anyway.... I’m writing a blog post to help others make the decision between the MicroBlock and the BenchMate so I’d love to include some feedback from others who have used either one of them..... soooo what do you love, and what would you change about the GRS MicroBlock? Thank you 💪🏻❤️🙏

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MicroBlock owners.... I need your help ❤️ I love both my @grstools MicroBlock and BenchMate.... couldn’t live without either. I usually recommend starting out with the BenchMate though as that’s what I did, and it did everything I needed for 10 years (it’s still going strong!). Anyway.... I’m writing a blog post to help others make the decision between the MicroBlock and the BenchMate so I’d love to include some feedback from others who have used either one of them..... soooo what do you love, and what would you change about the GRS MicroBlock? Thank you 💪🏻❤️🙏

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BenchMate owners.... I need your help ❤️. I love both my @grstools MicroBlock and BenchMate.... couldn’t live without either.  I usually recommend starting out with the BenchMate though as that’s what I did, and it did everything I needed for 10 years (it’s still going strong!). Anyway.... I’m writing a blog post to help others make the decision between the MicroBlock and the BenchMate so I’d love to include some feedback from others who have used either one or them..... soooo what do you love, and what would you change about the GRS BenchMate? Thank you 😍🤗😘

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BenchMate owners.... I need your help ❤️. I love both my @grstools MicroBlock and BenchMate.... couldn’t live without either. I usually recommend starting out with the BenchMate though as that’s what I did, and it did everything I needed for 10 years (it’s still going strong!). Anyway.... I’m writing a blog post to help others make the decision between the MicroBlock and the BenchMate so I’d love to include some feedback from others who have used either one or them..... soooo what do you love, and what would you change about the GRS BenchMate? Thank you 😍🤗😘

Soldering jump rings? Hold that torch like a Hollywood gangster so you don’t melt any of your precious joins 🙌🏻👩🏼‍🏭

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Soldering jump rings? Hold that torch like a Hollywood gangster so you don’t melt any of your precious joins 🙌🏻👩🏼‍🏭

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Thank you to @kometjewellery for the amazing bur care package today ❤️. Urm bloody hell though ...... finally boxes that have the bur size written clearly on them!!! That’s an absolute win in my disorganised world ❤️😍❤️😍

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Thank you to @kometjewellery for the amazing bur care package today ❤️. Urm bloody hell though ...... finally boxes that have the bur size written clearly on them!!! That’s an absolute win in my disorganised world ❤️😍❤️😍

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Ha having a tonne of fun in the studio with my texture plates from @oregontrailsilver and the best rolling mill ever from @durstontools. Today, in between shit tonnes of computer work 🤣, working on a new.... hmmmm what to call it, FLASS - fast paced class.... basically one just building on skills I’ve already taught but with a super fun new project 💪🏻 want to see the results? Let me know and I’ll show you some samples later 😘

Have you noticed there's a theme today 😀

How we hold the punch is imperative to successful bezel and octopus setting...... unless of course you like the look of stones that have had the shit smashed out of them 😂
I hold the punch with my thumb, forefinger and middle finger.  But the middle finger as well as being in contact with the punch, is also in contact with my bezel - this gives me a lot more control and stability.

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Have you noticed there's a theme today 😀 How we hold the punch is imperative to successful bezel and octopus setting...... unless of course you like the look of stones that have had the shit smashed out of them 😂 I hold the punch with my thumb, forefinger and middle finger. But the middle finger as well as being in contact with the punch, is also in contact with my bezel - this gives me a lot more control and stability.

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Soldering flat wedge shaped prongs into place with a little help from titanium to hold the prong being soldered, and a little copper to draw the heat away 👌🏻

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Soldering flat wedge shaped prongs into place with a little help from titanium to hold the prong being soldered, and a little copper to draw the heat away 👌🏻

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Just a few work in progress pics with our @pepetools_usa doming block and punches - if you’re just starting out a decent set of punches would be pretty high on my must have list - I use mine all the time.

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Just a few work in progress pics with our @pepetools_usa doming block and punches - if you’re just starting out a decent set of punches would be pretty high on my must have list - I use mine all the time.

Happy Monday Jewellers 🙌🏻 new month, new goals! 

If jewellery didn’t work as a distraction from wrinkles, try a kick ass sombrero... or cut people who want to be bothered by wrinkles from your life 🏃🏼‍♀️💨 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Happy Monday Jewellers 🙌🏻 new month, new goals! If jewellery didn’t work as a distraction from wrinkles, try a kick ass sombrero... or cut people who want to be bothered by wrinkles from your life 🏃🏼‍♀️💨 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Super simple ear wires. Want to know more? sign up to our mailing list - we have some really exciting news coming! the link is in our bio 😘

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Someone is going to have a very merry Christmas this year despite the current shit show!  All thanks to our amazing friends @gesswein.jewelry 

We teamed up with @gesswein.jewelry to give away the spectacular Foredom LX Stone Setting Set - worth $525 to one lucky winner who will be announced on Christmas Day ❤️❤️❤️
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To enter:
1. Follow this page @lucywalkerjewellery (which I guess you’re doing anyway if you can see this ha ha ha)
2. Follow @gesswein.jewelry
3. Tag a friend in the comments below – tag as many friends as you like in multiple comments to increase your chance of winning
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For an extra entry
4. Repost on your grid and tag @lucywalkerjewellery and @gesswein.jewelry and share it with 
#lucylovesgesswein
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Competition closes 24th December and we will announce the winner on 25th December via Instagram and Facebook.
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Good Luck, stay safe and sparkly! 😍
Lots of love, and dog slobbers too
Gesswein, Lucy and Lenny

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Someone is going to have a very merry Christmas this year despite the current shit show! All thanks to our amazing friends @gesswein.jewelry We teamed up with @gesswein.jewelry to give away the spectacular Foredom LX Stone Setting Set - worth $525 to one lucky winner who will be announced on Christmas Day ❤️❤️❤️ . To enter: 1. Follow this page @lucywalkerjewellery (which I guess you’re doing anyway if you can see this ha ha ha) 2. Follow @gesswein.jewelry 3. Tag a friend in the comments below – tag as many friends as you like in multiple comments to increase your chance of winning . For an extra entry 4. Repost on your grid and tag @lucywalkerjewellery and @gesswein.jewelry and share it with #lucylovesgesswein . Competition closes 24th December and we will announce the winner on 25th December via Instagram and Facebook. . Good Luck, stay safe and sparkly! 😍 Lots of love, and dog slobbers too Gesswein, Lucy and Lenny

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Making an S-Clasp from 16 gauge sterling silver, in 8 easy steps!

To learn more about creating S-clasps check out our chunky chain online class - the link is in our bio.

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Making an S-Clasp from 16 gauge sterling silver, in 8 easy steps! To learn more about creating S-clasps check out our chunky chain online class - the link is in our bio.

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Lucy Walker Jewellery Academy

If you’re a fan of a little (or a lot of) colour in your life, check out the incredible enamel work from my talented friend @jewelrybylanni - she’s having a massive sale right now too. Don’t forget, now more than ever ever it’s important to support small businesses. #shophandmade this Christmas 🥰

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I know it's tough when we "fail" but try not to see it as a failure but a lesson learned.  If it were that easy to make jewellery, wouldn't everyone be doing it?  So when you next screw up, or things aren't going to plan, put on your big girl pants, pay real close attention to why you think things didn't go quite right the last time, and try again!  But you got this xx

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I know it's tough when we "fail" but try not to see it as a failure but a lesson learned. If it were that easy to make jewellery, wouldn't everyone be doing it? So when you next screw up, or things aren't going to plan, put on your big girl pants, pay real close attention to why you think things didn't go quite right the last time, and try again! But you got this xx

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How deep do we make the seat for our stone?
Ohhh now that’s a tough one.  Basically as a stone gets larger and larger the table can sit higher and higher in relation to the top of the tube – and that’s because regardless of the size of the stone, the same amount of metal above the stone’s girdle is needed to hold the stone in place.  For a 2mm stone, I would have the table of the stone almost flush with the tube, but for a 5mm stone the table would sit much higher.  This is because we need that same amount of metal above the stone so you can see how the table of the stone sits higher and higher in relation to the top of the tube.

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How deep do we make the seat for our stone? Ohhh now that’s a tough one. Basically as a stone gets larger and larger the table can sit higher and higher in relation to the top of the tube – and that’s because regardless of the size of the stone, the same amount of metal above the stone’s girdle is needed to hold the stone in place. For a 2mm stone, I would have the table of the stone almost flush with the tube, but for a 5mm stone the table would sit much higher. This is because we need that same amount of metal above the stone so you can see how the table of the stone sits higher and higher in relation to the top of the tube.

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Last chance to enter!!! Winner to be announced this Friday!!

To celebrate reaching 100k followers we decided to give away 100 carats of gems..... but then we started on the wine and it grew to 450 freekin carats - of natural gemstones worth over $1500 🤣❤️😱. So if you’d like to be in with a chance to win this crazy ass parcel of gems and have them on your bench in time for Christmas - click on the link in our bio ❤️❤️❤️ 
Good luck - I already can’t wait to announce the winner - but the winner will be announced on December 11th 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

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Last chance to enter!!! Winner to be announced this Friday!! To celebrate reaching 100k followers we decided to give away 100 carats of gems..... but then we started on the wine and it grew to 450 freekin carats - of natural gemstones worth over $1500 🤣❤️😱. So if you’d like to be in with a chance to win this crazy ass parcel of gems and have them on your bench in time for Christmas - click on the link in our bio ❤️❤️❤️ Good luck - I already can’t wait to announce the winner - but the winner will be announced on December 11th 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

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New deliveries! And new dogs ❤️❤️ - lockdown sucks but thank goodness we can have puppy visitors! Meet Bruce.... proud owner of @kimberlytey who was very happy to help @lennyandhowie and @ismelolabulldog unpack our shiny new sheet metal and mini kiln from @riogrande - great service as always guys!! Right back to work for me.... and yes I’m still working at 10pm 🤣😭😍

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One question @venniceaw_lucywalkerjewellery gets asked a lot! Which is her favourite brand of coloured pencils..... well the answer is @fabercastellusa watercolour pencils.  Which are your favourites?

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One question @venniceaw_lucywalkerjewellery gets asked a lot! Which is her favourite brand of coloured pencils..... well the answer is @fabercastellusa watercolour pencils. Which are your favourites?

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Thank you so much @scottvanillaink for the fabulous new book 💪🏻❤️ and for making me laugh xxx HRH Princess Lucy of Lucyland 🤣🤣🤣

In case anyone missed this, here are my thoughts on the microscopes I use, I get asked about them a lot :)

Personally I have the Leica S9i that comes with an integrated camera.  However, I do feel that the camera leaves a lot to be desired in terms of recording quality and so I recommend spending less and going with the A60 if you don't need the camera.  With regards to optics Leica scopes are simply fantastic.  I also have a Meiji microscope with a third ocular (EMZ 8TR) and regular video camera attached to that – this offers much better video quality). I use both scopes with a 0.5 objective lens which reduces the magnification, but increases the working distance between the microscope lens and the work.  In terms of microscopes, I don’t think you can go wrong with either a Meiji or a Leica.  If I just wanted to do video for classes, I'd go with Meiji EMZ-8TR with an external camera, but if I were just using it for working, and didn't need the camera I'd go for a Leica A60 as the optics are slightly better and its a little less clunky feeling to work with.

Did anyone add microscope to our post on Thursday about most coveted tool? 🤤🤤🤤

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In case anyone missed this, here are my thoughts on the microscopes I use, I get asked about them a lot :) Personally I have the Leica S9i that comes with an integrated camera. However, I do feel that the camera leaves a lot to be desired in terms of recording quality and so I recommend spending less and going with the A60 if you don't need the camera. With regards to optics Leica scopes are simply fantastic. I also have a Meiji microscope with a third ocular (EMZ 8TR) and regular video camera attached to that – this offers much better video quality). I use both scopes with a 0.5 objective lens which reduces the magnification, but increases the working distance between the microscope lens and the work. In terms of microscopes, I don’t think you can go wrong with either a Meiji or a Leica. If I just wanted to do video for classes, I'd go with Meiji EMZ-8TR with an external camera, but if I were just using it for working, and didn't need the camera I'd go for a Leica A60 as the optics are slightly better and its a little less clunky feeling to work with. Did anyone add microscope to our post on Thursday about most coveted tool? 🤤🤤🤤

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Why do I feel like somebody’s watching me 🙈🙈🙈 flush setting a princess cut is a wrap. Coming very soon to our YouTube channel 🥂

Using a hammer and pointed steel punch to create indentations to guide when drilling. I don’t like centre punches personally as they’re too aggressive, and can warp your metal when doing intricate piercing projects like this one ☝🏻

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Using a hammer and pointed steel punch to create indentations to guide when drilling. I don’t like centre punches personally as they’re too aggressive, and can warp your metal when doing intricate piercing projects like this one ☝🏻

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And in case you like an easier options for your comfort rings 😏 You know I don’t believe in just one way of doing things! This pipe de-burring tool was a gift from @relasander and is super fast at making comfort fits in ring bands... but be warned, it will also take your skin 😫