Monday, 12 April 2010

Silver recycling

I'm blogging today in praise of Cooksons scrap recovery service. On request, you get a free scrap pot from Cooksons and gradually fill it up. My waste metal from jewellery making is mainly sterling silver and it took the best part of two years to get full; you get a separate pot for each type of metal that you want to recycle.

A couple of weeks ago I sent my sterling silver pot back to Cooksons using their pre-paid service and a few days later, I got a cheque back for over £400! The silver price is relatively high at the moment and so I picked a good time to weigh it in.

The cheque has now cleared and I am having fun deciding what to spend this not-so-little "bonus" on! I've had my eye on a creation station for several months so I may just indulge in one of those. Second on the shopping list is an Ace202 Didymium screen so I don't have to wear my didymium safety glasses over the top of my prescription glasses. I just got new glasses (I'll do a photo of me in them very soon) and the safety glasses don't go over them as well as they did my old rimless ones.

I was actually going for a Sue Perkins look when I picked the frames but they're very similar to Cindy's from Lampwork Diva, the sides are a little different though. I think all three of us have excellent taste in glasses!


  1. Hi Sue,
    Hope you don't mind be asking, but what was the approximate weight of the silver you sent back to Cooksons? I'm trying to work out whether it's worth sending my pot back or trying some more casting with it.

  2. Hi Jo, I don't mind at all :-) It was 1.4kg. You can check the best time to send yours off (if you decide to), by keeping an eye on the Silver price. Best wishes, Sue

  3. Thanks Sue, that's very useful!


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