Now that I’ve soldered my silver ring and hammered it into shape it’s time to send it to Dublin for hallmarking. The only Assay office in Ireland is based in Dublin castle and has been testing and hallmarking precious metal since 1637.
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Don’t worry this isn’t a post about equations and theorems. It’s about what happens when a talented silversmith gets their hands on a big sheet of metal and some maths equations!
I got an order for a silver ring this week, so I decided to film the soldering process.
I was at Barcamp Cork in the Webworks this weekend. This is a free conference for all and sundry, generally covering small business and the web.
I went looking up the phrase ‘born with a silver spoon in his mouth’ partly I’m exploring all this silver, but also because we welcomed a new nephew last week (not that he was born with a Silver spoon!)
One of the great silversmith websites I keep coming back to is the Contemporary British Silversmiths which is setup by the association of the same name.
I found a funny article through twitter this week about the Swedish Football League trophy.
This years winners Malmo were asked to hand back the trophy only a few days after receiving it. The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) wanted to end the rumours about a secret engraving made by a Stockholm based silversmith