Techniques

At Bliss Jewellery I use a number of specialist hand-worked techniques in my work which allow me to create different types of patterned surfaces and designs.!

About The Techniques I Use At Bliss Jewellery To Make My Pieces

Granulation

Granulation is one of the oldest jewellery design techniques and dates back to 2500 BC.

Granulation is the ancient technique of fusing small spheres of silver or high karat gold onto a piece of jewellery without the use of solder.

It is an extremely time-consuming, labour intensive process that creates a highly decorative element within a piece of jewellery.

I love this process and use it to add complex decorative patterns to my designs.

You can view my Granulation Collection HERE.

Mokume Gane

Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese metalsmithing technique that creates beautiful patterns in metal.

The process involves layering different coloured metals and soldering them together to maintain the original colours.

Next, the metal layers are then textured or manipulated in a way that reveals sections from each of the layers. Which in contemporary jewellery may number from about 12 to 25.

Creating the patterned metal is an art in itself. It is another art-form that allows me to create beautiful patterned pieces from crafting the metal.

You can view my Mokume Gane Collection HERE.

Ancient Techniques With A Modern Touch

Jewellery Handcrafted In Barrie, Ontario