Author: Alan Hadley

‘Peel and Stick’ Wax Seal Making Service

‘Peel and Stick’ Wax Seal Making Service

We are pleased to announce that the GoJD ‘Peel and Stick’ wax seal making service is available to utilise through the guild shop. A selection of standard designs will be added on a regular basis along with customised bespoke designs. The seals can even be […]

Moo!

Moo!

We are pleased to announce that currently subscribing Gold members now have access to the GoJD Moo Business account which extends a 25% discount on Moo products. To apply for access to the GoJD Moo Business account, simply login to your account dashboard and follow […]

Forums Revisited!

Forums Revisited!

Due to frequent requests to reinstate it, we are pleased to reveal that the old GoJD Forums area has been dusted off, given a revamp and is now open for business once again.

It’s possible that forum regular, Ingrid, will be making appearances and posting about her adventures in jewellery making, so look out for those! 🙂

We’ve always found, although useful, Facebook groups lack certain flexibility that forums offer and, along with issues regarding security and the fact that you never seem to be able to find the information again that you briefly scanned over originally, we decided to dig out the old licence and reinstall the software.

We hope that you enjoy and make use of the new/old feature of the guild and, don’t worry about having to create a new account and remember yet another password, your GoJD account details should get you in so pop along and say hello.

If you don’t have a GoJD account yet, head over here to create one >>>

or visit the forums >>>

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Design Copyright Registration Service

Design Copyright Registration Service

We are pleased to announce the long awaited introduction of the GoJD/BPA Design Copyright Registration Service which is now available to use in members’ account dashboards. BPA Platinum, GoJD Standard Gold and Gold Plus members receive 5 file uploads and GoJD Gold Extra/BPA Pearl members […]

Odissa listings included in all memberships

Odissa listings included in all memberships

The option to list products on the GoJD selling platform has now been extended to all levels of membership. *Silver members have the option to list up to 20 products with a commission on sales of 10% – no monthly charge *Standard Gold and Gold […]

Win a Smith’s Little Torch #gojdmarchcomp

Win a Smith’s Little Torch #gojdmarchcomp

****Competition Closed for this year. Better luck next year! 🙂 ***

The Guild of Jewellery Designers are giving away a fabulous Smith’s Little torch; 2nd year running. It appears it’s a yearly event now; pencil the month March into your diary! 🙂

To enter, for a change, we don’t want to see your jewellery so much, more the bench you make it at. Upload an imaginative image of your bench in your GoJD account area below here to be considered for the torch.

Your bench shot may even be used on the guild websites (with your permission of course! 🙂

Terms & Conditions:

The closing date for the competition will be at midnight GMT 31.03.19

Entries will be judged by the GoJD panel and will take place on 02.04.19. The GoJD judging panel will make the final decision.

The winner will be announced and notified via email by 06.04.19

The competition is open to all GoJD members aged 18 years and over. Only one entry per person.

Employees of The Guild of Jewellery Designers, their agents and families are excluded from the competition together with any person connected to the competition.

No correspondence will be entered into.

All designs submitted must be the original work of the individual submitting them and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The Guild of Jewellery Designers reserves the right to contact an entrant for further clarification if necessary.

The Guild of Jewellery Designers reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it has reasonable grounds to believe you have breached any of these terms and conditions.

In submitting your image, you give your permission for it to be included in any marketing or any other promotional material connected with this draw, and for The Guild of Jewellery Designers to upload your design to Instagram and Pinterest if it is chosen as the winner. Copyright for all images submitted for this draw remains with the respective entrants.

Entry into the competition is deemed as acceptance of the rules.

The Guild of Jewellery Designers reserves the right to amend these rules at any time and to cancel or amend the competition if for any reason we believe it cannot be conducted fairly or in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Imagery associated with this competition is not representative of the exact prize, and is for marketing purposes only. The Guild of Jewellery Designers reserves the right to change the prize for one of equivalent value.

The promoter is The Guild of Jewellery Designers Ltd.

You are providing your information to: The Guild of Jewellery Designers Ltd, 44 Hockley Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6BH, United Kingdom.

The information you provide will not be passed to external partners.

No purchase necessary. There is no cash alternative.

These terms and conditions shall be governed in accordance with English law.

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Preventing Jewellery Store Robberies

Preventing Jewellery Store Robberies

A jewellery shop is one of the most prestigious retail fronts to run. It is usually well known in the area it is in, and more often than not highly profitable. However, with the benefits of running jewellers, there are also drawbacks, specifically coming from criminals. […]

Using Nylon Jaw Pliers

Using Nylon Jaw Pliers

A commonly asked question from those who are new to wire working is what kind of tools are recommended for beginners? Beyond the essential wire wrapping tools, a tool that is highly recommended if you plan to do a lot of wire wrapping and wire […]

The GoJD Print Portal

The GoJD Print Portal

All members both Silver and Gold are now able to take advantage of discounted printing on a range of products through the new GoJD Print Portal in association with Vistaprint. Members can take advantage of preferential pricing of up to 50% discount through the portal on business cards, merchandise, and corporate gifts.

The portal is currently open to all Gold members and requires password access.. The password is available in members’ account dashboards.

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Choosing a Digital Caliper

Choosing a Digital Caliper

Calipers are one of the most useful instruments in the jewellery maker’s toolbox and a tool that has added more accuracy and ease for taking measurements both for the seasoned professional and home/hobbyist use, but choosing the right one from the vast selection of models […]