Page 1

Hockley Flyer The

February 2012

Issue No 320



FantastiC neW range OF Castings nOW available in all allOys Want a bespOke Casting? We alsO OFFer an unbeatable CaD serviCe For more information about our services call 0121 233 2413 Or visit
















Editorial ....................... 26

Inside this month’s issue...

A E Harris in the Driver’s Seat................................... 28 Talbots Group Merges with Pickering & Mayell......... 28

News............................. 28

Freedom of Expression Inspired by Light ................. 29

Events .......................... 42

Business Leaders Champion Jewellery Quarter BID.30

Classifieds ................... 45

MM, MEMS & NANO Live UK 2012 – Call For Papers ......................................................... 30

Follow us on the Social Networks

International business Blooms at Spring Fair ........... 31 The Jewellery Quarter Museum................................ 32 20th Anniversary....................................................... 32 Hong Kong Jewellery Design Winners Named ......... 34 Sporty Retro & Vintage - The Look for Coming Season......................................................... 36 Antwerp Sparkles for World’s Diamond Elite............. 37 Planning Matters........................................................ 38

The Hockley Flyer is distributed free of charge around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and left at various pick-up points. If you would like a copy posted to you personally we can provide a subscription service, which costs £7.50 for the next 12 issues (Including postage).


PAGE 32 February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Quality jewellery supp with over 600 years of

plies, delivered experience Kelly Arbuckle 11 years’ experience – Kelly has worked in the jewellery trade for the last 11 years and has hands on experience with casting and polishing work. She joined Betts Metal Sales 5 years ago as part of our Counter Team. She has been busy selling the Betts range of Valentines jewellery and preparing our new range of casting samples, which we are launching this month!

Betts NEW Casting range

The new casting range is another fantastic addition to our ever increasing stock lines here at Betts Metal Sales. We are proud to introduce a comprehensive selection of settings, shanks, one and two piece ring mounts, available in all alloys. Come in and have a look at what we can offer. t: 0121 233 2413

49-63 spencer street, hockley, Birmingham B18 6de

Betts Family 250 years experience! With the original family business founded in 1760, the Betts family have been continuously involved in the jewellery trade for nine generations.

HS WALSH & SONS LIMITED - HEAD OFFICE Hunter House, Biggin Hill Airport, Churchill Way, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3BN Phone: 01959 543660 Fax: 01959 574231



LONDON SHOWROOM 44 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8ER Phone: 020 7242 3711 Fax: 020 7242 3712 BIRMINGHAM SHOWROOM 1-2 Warstone Mews, Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6JB Phone: 0121 236 9346 Pax: 0121 236 9355


ORION jewellery welders are the most versatile and complete welding solutions for jewellers. Designed with jewellers in mind this new range includes all the critical features necessary to design, create and repair jewellery, watches, spectacles and much more. Another noteworthy feature found on Orion welders is the ability for software updates and upgrades.

ORION 150i

! NEW TW125

ORION 100C The new Orion 100c is the entry-level welder designed specifically for budget sensitive customers. This new model was developed and released in an effort to help every jeweller have access to an Orion welder. The new Orion 100c matches and /or exceeds all the features and capabilities of other traditional pulse-arc welders.

Ref TW100 Weight 16.5kg USUAL Price £2416.00 SPECIAL PRICE £2250.00

ORION MASTER JEWELLER PLUS The Orion Master Jeweller plus is a Pulse arc welder and resistance welder in one unit, incorporating all the features of the 100C with an additional resistance/tack weld mode built in, plus the unit comes with a stereo microscope with a magnification of 5x - 10x with an auto darkening shutter system.

Ref TW125 Weight 18.5kg USUAL Price £3000.00 SPECIAL PRICE £2730.00

The Orion Pulse 150i is the most advanced micro-pulse-arc welding system available and features newly developed Intelligent welding™ technology. This new technology simplifies the welding process by automatically adjusting weld settings for any application or metal. In addition, users can use interactive touch screen navigation, high frequency agitation for difficult metals like palladium, adaptive weld ignition for longer electrode life, a new multi-pulse setting for laser like welding, and more.

BASIC FEATURES ON ALL MODELS • 3 in 1 jewellery solution • Pulse Arc Mode – for larger welds and thicker metals • Micro Pulse Arc Mode – for tiny, intricate welds and thinner metals • Tack/Fusion Mode – for temporary placement or permanent fixing


Ref TW150 Weight 16.8kg USUAL Price £5500.00 SPECIAL PRICE £4550.00



OTHER FEATURES • Orion Jewellery Welders are designed to provide a laser welding alternative for jewellers at affordable prices. • The Orion’s large LCD screen provides easy access to all of the advanced user options such as Save Settings, Lock Settings, Gas Flow Adjustment and other various preference settings. • Junior apprentices and master jewellers alike will find the Orion to be the perfect addition to any jeweller’s bench. • Re-tip a Prong with the Stone Still Set • Easy to manoeuvre • Temporarily Tack or Permanently Fuse • Fill and Fix Porosity in Seconds





STAFF KNOWLEDGE & CONFIDENCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. KEEP AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE EDUCATION & TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE The Birmingham Assay Office has a long established reputation within the jewellery trade for its excellence as an independent centre of quality assessment and expert opinion for precious metals, jewellery and gemstones. In response to the ever changing challenges and opportunities facing its customers, The Birmingham Assay Office has established an Education & Training Programme in many aspects of the jewellery, precious metal and gemstone industry. NEW FOR 2012…… UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES: 21st Feb, 12th Jun – £250 +VAT Per Delegate IDENTIFYING HALLMARKS & IMPORTANT GEMSTONES (IDEAL FOR PAWNBROKERS): 27th Mar, 22nd May – £150 +VAT Per Delegate UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS: 24th Jan, 28th Feb, 20th Mar, 15th May, 19th Jun £250 +VAT Per Delegate UK HALLMARKING EXPLAINED: 25th Jan 2012, 29th Feb, 28th Mar, 24th Apr, 23rd May, 27th Jun – £50 +VAT Per Delegate SELLING CERTIFICATED DIAMONDS: 31st Jan, 17th April – £100 +VAT Per Delegate


BUYING SCRAP GOLD & SILVER: 1st Feb, 2nd May £450 +VAT Per Delegate




The specialists in platinum and palladium casting. Visit our new website at

JewelCast: precious metal castings, finest quality, without compromise JewelCast Limited 58 Caroline Street, Hockley, Birmingham B3 1UF Tel: +44 (0) 121 212 1372 Fax: +44 (0) 121 212 3659

A REFINING INDUSTRY LEADER DEFINING NEW STANDARDS IN CONVENIENCE, TURNAROUND TIME AND LIQUIDITY NTR Metals is one of the worlds largest precious metals companies serving over 20,000 jewellers, pawnshops and precious metals exchanges in London, Birmingham and throughout the United States. NTR Metals is a fully-integrated precious metals company that aquires, refines and mints precious metals. This unique business strategy allows NTR Metals to service all of the precious metals needs of their commercial clients.

Birmingham 0121 233 4007 London 0207 831 9888

New PUK4 from Sutton Tools Designed by goldsmiths for goldsmiths

The NEW PUK4 from Sutton Tools utilises the very latest welding technology to precisely tailor its TIG welding arc, giving you the best possible results. Select preset parameters for every job or use the expert mode via the brilliant new touchscreen interface. • • • • • •

Create solderless joins in all metals Retip claws without removing stones Fill porosity and add metal 3 Year warranty New PIN4 earring post welding accessory Ask for a demonstration now

91 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU Tools and Technology for Jewellers

Tel: 0121 236 7139


Presman Mastermelt is the UK’s leading refiner to the jewellery and allied trades, this is reflected by the growing business from the jewellery quarter. PRESMAN MASTERMELT IS FULLY LICENSED TO TREAT ALL OF YOUR JEWELLERY SCRAPS AND RESIDUES INCLUDING: • floor sweeps • bench lemels • polishings

• various solutions (plating / bombing etc) • carpets

• settlement tanks • buff papers • jewellery scraps

We also provide a full analytical service, and a consultation service to ensure our customers are realising the full value from precious metal scraps and residues. With precious metal prices at historically high levels there is no better time to get round to recycling those residues and take advantage of these prices. What’s more your cash flow will benefit too! Please also take time to visit our website to keep in contact with the daily London fixes and view the other activities of the Presman Mastermelt Group.

Contact our Sales Manager, Dave Elliott on:

Tel: 07984 669 788 Email: Alternatively please contact our London office on 020 7400 3400

LASER welding

Full service support New “touch screen” controls Larger welding chamber, easy access More power & control

New—Tabletop “STUDIO PLUS” - 60 Joule, 100 Joule and 125 Joule models New—Pedestal “PULSEPOINT PLUS” - 110 Joule and 130 Joule models

NEW CASTING machines Tabletop “Pressovac”



Vacuvest mixers furnaces devesting machines

“PRESSOVAC” (150 gm) & “PRESSOVAC MAX” (350 gm) Casting machines for PLATINUM, GOLD & SILVER



Come and see at our Stoke-on-Trent workshop! HEWITT J.E. Ltd ROBOTECH DEVELOPMENTS

Engineers and machinery manufacturers to the Jewellery industry.

Contact Chris Hewitt Tel: 01630 698714 Mobile: 07767 822198 Email: Web site: February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Biddle&Webb o f

B i r m i n g h a m

Auctioneers and Valuers Established over 50 years

 Antique and modern jewellery, silver and watch auctions every month  Regular specialist sales of coins, medals and military related items For further details please contact Jeremy Thornton Tel: 0121 455 8042 email: Web:


• • • • • •

Precious Metal:Crosses Earrings Baby Bangles Signet Rings Jobbing Service

We look forward to seeing you Visit our showroom in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Anchor (B’ham) Ltd. Manufacturing Jewellers.

37 / 38 Augusta Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6JA Tel: 0121 236 3249 - Fax: 0121 233 9024 Email:

February 2012 The Hockley Flyer




SHREDDING SERVICES Right Lets Shred Ltd, Unit 28 Boulton Industrial Centre Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AU


Tel:0870 850 5654 Fax: 0121 551 4958 What are your requirements?:  Regular collection or one off clearout we have the best solution at the best prices.  If you take our contracted services we will conduct your Recycling of Cardboard and Paper FREE.  Just recycling? No problem we provide the collection bins FOC.  We sell high quality shredding machines at the best available rates in the market.  We are BSI-ISO-9001 accredited for your assurance.  We conduct secure office/warehouse and house clearances  Destruction fully certificated for your records Protect your secure material at a price you can afford Special discounts for JQA Members.


The Hockley Flyer February 2012

Tel: 0121 327 6102

Paper card, cans, glass, plastic, wood

e l c y c e R e W Cans Jericho is a leading charity and social enterprise that recycles a range of materials. Our aim is to help achieve sustainable solutions to the ever-growing problems of commercial and domestic waste.

Charity Number: 1037084


We offer a value for money, efficient and professional collection service as well as a confidential disposal & destruction service of sensitive information as well as one off office clearances. Please contact us for further information.

Want to Advertise?

An advertisement this size (1/8 page) costs £19.50 plus vat for one insertion, reducing to £15.00 plus Vat for 12 or more consecutive insertions. (Price is per insertion) Phone the Advertising Manager on

Thompson ad or 4 Fax 50 x 75 9/2/07 0121-233 3468 0121-236 4230 email:

Thompson ad 4 50 x 75 9/2/07 2:12 Thompson ad 4 50 x 75 9/2/07 2:12 p

Locksmiths & GARAGE DOORS Security Products SUPPLIED AND GARAGE



FITTED BY EXPERTS • experts freeFITTED site survey EXPERTS • freeBYsite survey and•quotation • Largest stockists and quotation free site survey in quotation •and award-winning showroom Midlands • the award-winning showroom ••award-winning showroom hundreds of doors in stock •• Key hundreds of doors in instock •Cutting of of doors stock •hundreds thousands spare parts ••thousands of spare parts free of car parking •• Showroom thousands parts & spare car park ••free car8:30-5 parkingMon-Fri 9-12:30 Sat open •• Open free•car parking 8.00 – 5.00Mon-Fri Mon –9-12:30 Fri open 8:30-5 Sat Doorfit Products Limited, Heaton Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5BA –8:30-5 12.30 Sat • 9.00 openDoorfit Mon-Fri 9-12:30 Sat Products Limited, Heaton222 Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5BA 0121 6290 0121 222 6290 Doorfit Products Limited, Heaton Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5BA

0121 222 6290

Vidal Sassoon Trained FOR THAT 2011 HAIR STYLE

Ladies and Gents catered for


Paper Unit 9 Metro Triangle, Mount Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5QT


Studio 7, Style Works, 50/54 St Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 1QS. Tel: 0121 212 2231

Jakes of St. Pauls

February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Presented by Mandy Ward and Simon Ward


 0121 554 1907 (m) 07984 811982

or call at 22 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6LE Situated alongside Wards of Vyse Street 18

The Hockley Flyer February 2012

t: 0121 236 2733 f: 0121 200 3056

37/38, ICKNIELD STREET, BIRMINGHAM B18 5AY Tel: 0121-554 2684/0508 Fax: 0121-554 1003 email: web site:

Let us quote for your packaging requirements CARDBOARD, PLAIN AND FANCY BOXES, CARTONS, ALSO TRANSPARENT BOXES AND LIDS February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


T H Findings Ltd  9ct. Gold Findings  Silver Findings  Base Metal Findings  Large Range of Silver Mounts  Imitation Stones  Beads and Fimo 42 HYLTON STREET, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM B18 6HN Tel: 0121-554 9889 Fax: 0121-551 7588

Pointon Young Chartered Accountants

“Looking to make savings in Accountancy fees” We are a locally based firm of Qualified Accountants, offering a professional partner led approach to your circumstances. Services include: - Company, sole trader and partnership accounts - Corporation tax, personal tax returns, capital gains tax and Inheritance tax, VAT returns - Payroll bureau, bookkeeping and management accounts - Company secretarial services including company formation Contact: Steven Brown at Tel: 0121 233 1030, 33 Ludgate Hill Birmingham, B3 1RB

L A Overseas Company

50 NORTHAMPTON ST, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM B18 6DX, ENGLAND Tel :- 00 44 (0) 121 236 6671 Email:- Fax:- 00 44 (0) 121 233 4513 Supplier of Gems Pearls Beads. Fast Pearl threading & Stone replacing service Very good selection in Facetted, Cabochon, SBBT, Pearls, Beads, Findings Sapphires , Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds, Iolite, Tanzanite, Blue, Pink & Mystic Topaz Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, Peridot, Citrine, Garnet, Synthetics, Cubic Zirconia, Opals, Cameos Moon Stone, Lapis, Amber, Onyx, Hematite, Carnelian, Mother Of Pearl, Green Agate, Pink Blue Chalcedony, Pearls Cultured Fresh Water and Simulated….. Same Day Mail Order Service. All enquiries welcomed.


For high quality Jewellery Production • CAD CAM service. • Model Making, • Jewellery Manufacturing. • Wax Carving on latest CNC Milling Machine. • Accurate to design, size and weight. • High Quality work at Competitive Prices. OTHER SERVICES: Soldering, Assembling, Glue Stones. Tel. Kamal 0121 236 1380 Mobile: 07854 116949 40 Northampton Street Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6DX E.mail: Web:

20 The Hockley Flyer February 2012


Bookkeeping Services provides a professional, yet personal bookkeeping service for sole traders, small and medium-sized businesses in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Contact us: 58 Spencer Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6DS Tel: 077 3837 3369

Practice Licence 11963 The Hockley Flyer now has its own Facebook Group Follow us on the Social Networks

 Latest issue available for download plus the last 11 copies  Forthcoming events added regularly  Latest planning news  Classified Ads before they are available in print  Regular email newsletter - and more....


The Magazine For Business In And Around Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

If you are outside of the Jewellery Quarter, but would like to receive a copy of The Hockley Flyer every month, simply fill in the form below, or with credit card in hand, give us a call on 0121 233 3468. PLEASE SEND ME THE NEXT 12 ISSUES OF THE HOCKLEY FLYER at £7.50 (UK) £13.50 (EUROPE) Starting with Month ___________Year______ Issue No. ________ Is this is a subscription renewal yes/no Name:________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ POSTCODE: __________________________________________ Please charge my credit card (No.)__________________________ Expiry date: ______/_______ Issue No: (some cards): _________ Signed ________________________________________________ THE HOCKLEY FLYER, YBA Publications, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HE

s ’ e i l Ju Specialising in:

Tanzanites, Real & Synthetic Opals in white, black, Boulder & Mexican, Tsavorite, Amethysts, Citrines, Peridots,Pearls, onyx etc, Iolites, Emeralds, Rubies & Sapphires. Synthetics & Cubic zirconia’s in machine & far east grades. All available in a selection of shapes, sizes & colours. We offer a fast and reliable service for bulk and jobbing orders. Special one-off commissions specially cut.

Suppliers & manufacturers of: Diamond Tools Trained Diamond cutters who can either re-polish, re-cut or re-shape smoked, chipped or broken diamonds. No order to small, Payment by either cheque, cash, transfer or credit card. Telephone: Julie or Lisa on: 0121 554 3434 Or Call in at: 44 Hockley Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6BH Web: Email:

5 LUXURY DETACHED VILLA’S FOR RENT IN ALICANTE, SPAIN These beautiful detached villa’s sleeps 6 people. All have their own private swimming pools and some with hot tubs. Within 5 minutes drive from Campello and San Juan beaches and only 20 minutes drive from Alicante airport, you can also enjoy being right next to Bonalba 18 hole golf course. Just a 20 minute drive away and you’re in Benidorm where you’ll find lots to do for all the family including Terra Mitica theme park (mini Disney World), Aqualandia Water Park and Mundamar.

Prices start from £500 per week. For more details contact Julie on: 0121 554 3434/ 07989582820 Email or

FAX 0121 554 3136 22 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

The Jewellery Quarter Association Ltd.

(Established 1989) (incorporating the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area)

February 2012 Newsletter

Maintaining the balance between our heritage and modern city living and working. President/Hon Sec. Marie E Haddleton; Chairman Geoff Shuttleworth, Vice Chairman Ken Schofield; IT Director/ Treasurer Mark Haddleton; Dave Keay, Brian Craddock (Han Jewellery), Dave Mahony, Jilly Cosgrove, John Bunce, Mrs C Scouby and Chris Booth. Co-opted Board members: Doug Timmis.

The Quarter 2012

2012 will be a very exciting and intriguing year for The Jewellery Quarter, with the eagerly awaited results of the BIDS scheme and furtherance of the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust. It’s not going to be an ‘easy year’ for the Quarter and it is very important that we all ‘pull together’ if we want to keep control of our own environment and find the balance between heritage and economic innovation. Pressure is mounting to increase the number of residential units in the Quarter by ‘lifting’ restrictions imposed by the Jewellery Quarter Management Plan and also ‘easing’ the very important Design Guidelines. If we are not careful the Jewellery Quarter could become just a housing estate, which will lead inevitably to any manufacturing activities being squeezed out by complaints from some undiscerning residents about noise, etc. Be prepared for a fight! One can sense the speculators once again encircling the Quarter, reminiscent of when the Urban Village was launched. We are counting on the BIDS and JQ Development Trust taking into account the importance of the historical value of the Jewellery Quarter when evaluating its economic future. There is one thing about which I am very concerned - even when Hockley was a ‘slum area’ in the early 1900s there were play areas for children. The health authorities were already aware that lack of sunshine and open spaces were a direct cause of rickets in children due to lack of Vitamin B. (I can remember in about 1934 being taken ‘up the rec’ by older children). Bearing in mind the concerns aired recently about the return of rickets, nowhere is there an open space planned for the future, despite

the fact that as many residential units, if not more, are being built in Hockley - should we not be looking at this? If you look at the Newtown high rise flats - large open spaces were provided around the base with play areas. Come on planners, think of the future health of the children!

Enterprise Zone

Part of the Jewellery Quarter has been declared an Enterprise Zone. The Council has chosen St George’s for this purpose. This should help develop a large derelict area of the Quarter.

The Hockley Flyer an Essential Source of History

As you all know I am working flat out to produce the first of a new Quarterly Magazine called ‘Heritage of The Jewellery Quarter’. So far I have hundreds of stories and pictures to sort and process (thank goodness for computers!) but more stories and photos always welcome if you want your business to be recorded in the history books. When delving into the first copies of The Hockley Flyer (1983) In my quest for history, I find that all events and happenings have been recorded and I am at present reading up all 320 editions). I am discovering many events that even I had forgotten about.


Did you realise just how many ‘Regeneration of the Jewellery Quarter’ schemes we have had, starting from the 1880s? Just consider how many hundreds of thousands of pounds have been spent on consultancy fees. One of these Regeneration Schemes

Web site: email: Follow us on Twitter @jqassociation

was commissioned by the Council’s Economic Development Unit from Wickstead Stead and URBED (1987 Hockley Flyer issues 41 & 42). Only a couple of items were achieved from this Two Part report, these being: ‘Open a Discovery Centre’ (The Museum of The Jewellery Quarter) and ‘Create a Visitor Information Centre’ (which HRH Prince Charles provided for us and soon to be demolished)! Non-achievable proposals were: ‘Open a Trade Centre junction Spencer Street/Hockley Street; develop a ‘People at Work’ attraction (Heritage Centre) in Victoria Works; publicise and open a street market/ festival in Hylton Street closing off the street to traffic’; and ‘Launch Historic rides’. Some of the more ridiculous ideas were to: ‘Create a Medieval Village High Street Market in Caroline Street down the centre of the road’; ‘improve entrances to the Quarter with large, glittering arches’; ‘Link other places of interest via trams and horse-drawn vehicles AMBLING though the streets of The Jewellery Quarter’, and ‘Gold and Silver footsteps in the pavements to show the various Heritage Trails’, etc. Bearing in mind, of course, that these were the consultants commissioned at a later date to create an ‘Urban Village’.

JQA Breakfasts

23rd February sees the first JQA Breakfast of 2012 which will be a presentation on ‘2012 The Year Ahead’. It should be a very interesting breakfast with Dave Mahony (Chairman of JQ Development Trust) and Andy Munro representing BIDs being the main speakers. Marie E Haddleton - Hon President/Hon Secretary

This Newsletter is sponsored by Birmingham City Council’s ‘Community Chest’.

Tel: 0121 212 2275

& Setting No.1

Best Seller

Claw Making Tool • 5 wire holders • 4 retaining tubes • Main base • Wooden box

Ref: C8677


Tools for the Job, with easy to follow steps: Step 1:

Put your wire into the collet / holder base and cut each one flush.

1. Stone Setting Claw Making Tool - Ref: C8677 @...£16.30 No.1 2. Xuron Flush Cutters - Fine wire cutters, Ref: P33222 @ ..................................£12.40 3. Disc Cutter - For cutting round discs, Ref: D20869 @ .........................................£26.25 4. Jewellers Hammer - Traditional all round hammer, Ref: H19525 @ ....................£4.60






7 1

Visit Our


Trade Showroom

in the “Jewellery Quarter”

41 Warstone Lane, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6JJ. Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm

Online Discounts

Same Da Despatch y

Your No.1 Tool & Consumable Wholesale Supplier


5 2

6 11



Step 2:

After cutting a disc using your disc cutter, solder the round plate over the cut wires. 5. Micro Soldering Torch - Excellent heat applying unit, Ref: M4184 @ ..............£28.65 6. Solder Board - Refectory surface protector 300x300x12mm, Ref: S8596 @ ..........£6.45 7. Soldering Tweezers - With insulated grip, Ref: T31949 @ ..................................£1.50

Step 3:

Groove inside each claw and round off each claw end. 8. Ball Drill - Grooving inside claws preparing gemstone setting, Ref: 119300007 @ .......70p 9. Cup Drill (Ø3mm) - Rounding the end of claws, Ref: 119256030 @......................£3.25

Step 4:

Mounting the gemstone, push over the claws with the pusher tool. 10. Jewellers Universal Holding Vice - Multi use holder, Ref: V1824 @ .............£10.85 11. Claw Pushing Tool - Securing the claws around the gemstone, Ref: B31880 @ ...£1.75 For illustration purposes, some sequences have been omitted.

11 8





The Hockley Flyer February 2012 Issue No. 320

Publishing Editor: Editor: Advertising:

Tel: Email:

Mark Haddleton Marie Haddleton Mark Haddleton

0121-233 3468

Editorial: Marie Haddleton Tel: 0121-233 3468 Email: web site Deadline 25th of month preceding cover date. The Hockley Flyer is published by YBA Publications. The Editor is pleased to receive any contributions suitable for use in The Hockley Flyer, and all correspondence should be sent to: The Hockley Flyer, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the contents are correct, we cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, etc. and the views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the editor. All advertisements are accepted in good faith, and anyone trading with advertisers do so entirely at their own risk. © 2011 YBA Publications

Follow us on the Social Networks

26 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

Well, the weather was dead on cue again - it snowed on the days leading up to the ‘setting up’ and then for the ‘breaking down’ of the 2012 Spring Fair and travelling to the Fair over the weekend must have been pretty hazardous - is there anywhere colder than that long path to the car park, finding all the cars are ‘white’ and then trying to focus your frozen (and tired) brain on remembering just where you parked your car? Once, the only way I could find my car was by using the car alarm button! I wonder, are the car parking attendants and other staff at the NEC any more polite and helpful than they used to be? It is the weekend and I am working at home - looking out of my window there is still some snow piled on the pavements and gardens but the sun is shining and the sky is a bright blue, even though it says 0 degrees outside. When the snow thaws the flower bulbs underneath seem to have been growing at an alarming rate. Looking forward so much to the spring - not too far off now. One first sign of spring I look for is the bank of crocuses at the side of the Soho Hill flyover!

A Jewellery Year?

This year we have The Royal Diamond Jubilee, the Year of the Dragon which has inspired some wonderful jewellery designs, and now I notice it is also the ‘Year of the Pearl’. I hope the ‘boy friends’ and ‘husbands’ are taking note! Next month the ‘Dayus Square’ will be officially opened but don’t know the exact date as yet. I am taking the opportunity of being ‘forced’ to work from home, due to slippery conditions, and to get on with the ‘Historical Jewellery Quarter’ magazine. It seems the more information I categorise, the more stories come in - I reckon we have enough material to keep the magazine going for many, many years. The new magazine will cover just about everything that has happened in this area since the ice-age - except of course some stories which can never be printed! It is also interesting to note that since 1983 the Hockley Flyer has recorded almost every issue and event the Jewellery Quarter has endured - some good, some bad (see the JQA page this month for some of the stupid! The Museum of The Jewellery Quarter has its 20th Anniversary this year and has been featured on the TV. I thought it would be a good idea to ‘air’ our version of the Museum in this issue. Hope you enjoy reading it. The Museum would possibly never have happened without the Hockley Flyer calling for the support of the trade in providing materials, tools and expertise and, of course, there is no mention of the Council’s decision to close the Museum during the winter months, and getting rid of its staff. Again, it was due entirely to the intervention of the Hockley Flyer and a sensible Council cabinet member that the decision was reversed. Marie Hadddleton Editor

HAVE YOU MOVED PREMISES OR JUST MOVED INTO THE JEWELLERY QUARTER? IF YOU ARE IN BIRMINGHAM’S JEWELLERY QUARTER OR ST’ PAULS SQUARE AREA MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR COPY OF THE HOCKLEY FLYER FREE OF CHARGE IN THE POST Please send me the next 12 issues of the Hockley Flyer starting with the next issue. Have you changed address yes/no Are you new to the area yes/no OLD ADDRESS (if applicable) Name:_______________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ POSTCODE: _________________________________________________ NEW ADDRESS Name:_______________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ POSTCODE: _________________________________________________ Send to: THE HOCKLEY FLYER, YBA Publications, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HE


A E Harris in the Driver’s Seat A E Harris & Co (Birmingham) Ltd based in Northwood Street have bought bus driver seat manufacturer Chapman Driver Seating Ltd. The production of bus driver seats designed and made by Chapman Driver Seating has been transferred from its factory near Milton Keynes, to the Jewellery Quarter and has created

Talbots Group Merges with Pickering & Mayell The Talbots Group has merged the Pickering & Mayell business into Talbots (Birmingham) Limited at 56-60 Princip Street, Birmingham B4 6LN, the P&M Shop in Caroline Street closed for trading on Wednesday 15th

28 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

fifteen new jobs. Chapman supplies bus driver seats to operators including First Group, Stagecoach and Arriva and to bus and coach builders including Plaxton, Alexander Dennis and Wright Bus, A E Harris has been based in the Hockley area for over 132 years and makes metal pressings, press tools, welded assemblies, turned and machined parts, laser cut components for a wide variety of industries, February 2012. The new showroom at the above address will re-open on Monday 20th February. Talbots state: “We look forward to welcoming customers to the new showroom in Princip Street, where we are sure you will be impressed by the products on offer. We already share the same customer base, sell similar product ranges, and offer the same services, so the integration will be a seamless transition. The Princip Street location (5 minutes from the Jewellery Quarter) has off road car

Place your advert online directly with PayPal - visit and look for the classified page or the store!!!! parking for visitors. The new sales counter is within the showroom at our Talbot’s premises for walk in trade, and the sales staff will be supported by a dedicated operational colleague who will pick all orders for visitors. We also offer free delivery to customers within the Birmingham area, and other clients orders will be shipped out within 24-48 hrs subject to stock availability. Thank you for your business over the years at P&M, we look forward to welcoming you to the new site.”

Freedom of Expression Inspired by Light The use of lasers for jewellery manufacture and repair is fast becoming a matter of routine rather than the exception, as forward thinking designers and jewellers continue to take advantage of the many benefits that the technology brings to the industry. However, away from the mainstream use of lasers for precious metal jewellery manufacture, artist David Poston continues to draw inspiration from the technology, breaking new ground in the way in which he uses his Rofin StarWeld laser to produce a diverse collection of stunning rings, bracelets and necklaces. David’s work is primarily based upon the use of stainless steel and titanium, metals normally associated with the aerospace industry, with only small amounts of precious metals used as embellishment on the finished piece. David’s choice of materials reflects a desire to provide not only a visually attractive piece, but also a tactile experience, with a wide range of different metals, fabrics, and glass beads used in the production of an item. The intricate and delicate nature of many of David’s designs reflects his depth of knowledge and expertise in the use of the laser for welding and joining. The seemingly limitless capabilities of the laser in David’s hands, provides the inspiration for ever more elaborate and technically challenging designs. This partnership of craftsmanship and technology is clearly demonstrated in the Stainless Steel Circle

Bracelet where a combination of 1.0mm, 0.5mm and extremely fine 0.24mm diameter stainless steel wires are expertly joined to produce this elaborate design. David’s wish to incorporate a tactile aspect to his work is evident in his Titanium ‘Donut’ ring. The unusual finish on this piece has been created by making hundreds of individual spot welds using the laser. The result is a colourful and textured finish that

Donut Ring – tactile finish achieved using multiple laser spot welds.

reflects some of the key objectives of David’s design philosophy and concept for this ring. The results of a collaboration with Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios can be seen in a stainless steel and woven tapestry produced from a series of 0.5mm stainless steel wires, which are laser welded to create a complex 3 dimensional shape. The item is finished with a green woven fabric covering, by weaver Jonathan Cleaver, who was responsible for the design and completion of the textile contribution to the piece. It is in areas such as this that the laser really comes into its own. In the course of completing the woven covering, one of the weld points became detached. With conventional joining processes this would have required considerable re-work to remove the weave and allow re-welding, however with the laser the repair was made by just pushing the material slightly to one side to expose the weld position and the joint was re-made with no damage to the delicate material around the weld area. (Fig 3). The fine and focused precision of the laser is further demonstrated in the range of painted tin bracelets produced by David. ManufacIntricate stainless steel circle bracelet produced using 1.0, 0.5 and 0.24mm diameter wires. tured from everyday and often

Stainless Steel and Woven Tapestry – produced in collaboration with Dovecot Studios.

iconic brand packaging (Fig.4), these 3 dimensional metal pieces have the appearance of being solid, yet they are produced by seam welding the thin edges of the material using the laser. Even on close inspection there is no scorching or discolouration on

Bracelet produced from Iconic brand packaging and seam welded using the StarWeld laser.

the painted surfaces either side of the 1.0mm wide welded seam. (Fig 4). For David, as an artist-jeweller, freedom of expression is essential. The inherent flexibility of the laser, combined with his craftsmanship and skill in manipulating both the metal and laser parameters, has allowed David to turn many of his artistic concepts into reality. Further Information: Dave MacLellan - Rofin-Baasel UK Ltd.

February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Business Leaders Champion Jewellery Quarter BID Birmingham business leaders and supporters of the Jewellery Quarter are hosting a series of consultation meetings to encourage companies to support proposals for a Business Improvement District (BID). Throughout January and February, businesses with a rateable value of £10,000 or more are being invited to attend one of over 20 consultation meetings organised by Jewellery Quarter BID champions. Bid champions are local business leaders who support initiatives to improve the area. The meetings give business owners the chance to review the draft prospectus of potential improvements to the Jewellery Quarter. Attendees will also be able to address their questions to members of the team leading the BID proposal. If the proposals go forward, businesses would be required to pay an annual

(l-r) Terry Cotton, Jewellery Quarter Development Trust Manager, with JQ BID supporters Peter Foreman, managing director of Lavery Rowe, and Jilly Cosgrove, managing director of Barques Design.

levy of 2% of the rateable value of their premises. The BID aims to attract investment, increase visitor numbers and encourage a more vibrant economy, while making the Jewellery Quarter a better place in which to work, invest and live. Dave Mahony, chair of the JQDT and managing director of PCPT Architects in Spencer Street, believes business support for the BID is vital. “The BID will not only give us a strategic voice alongside other Birmingham BIDs, such as Southside, Retail,

Colmore Row and Broad Street, but it should also raise around £400,000 a year to address the improvements needed in the Jewellery Quarter. Decisions on those priorities will be made by the levy payers. It is imperative that the Jewellery Quarter community takes greater control and ownership of the area’s future prosperity and becomes the driver for the continued regeneration of the Quarter.” Stephen Whittaker, a JQDT director and managing director of Fellows &

MM, MEMS & NANO Live UK 2012 – Call For Papers

the UK with a projected attendance approaching 6,000. In order to maintain the world class nature of this event Rapid News Communications Group is now calling for outstanding abstract submissions for the following sessions.

Fresh from the success of the 2011 edition, Rapid News Communications Group is formally announcing the Call for Papers for MM, MEMS & NANO Live UK 2012. The events continue to go from strength to strength and 2012 will see MM, MEMS & NANO Live again co-locate with TCT Live and for the first time, Mediplas, which will focus on the highly specialised area of design and manufacture of plastic parts for the medical industry. 2012 also sees a formal co-location with Sensing Technology 2012. This grouping of shows will provide a significant showcase of engineering and manufacturing technology in

• Micro Moulding of Plastics • Powder (PIM), Ceramic (CIM), Metal (MIM) Micro Moulding • Conventional Micro Machining Techniques • New/Emerging Micro Machining Techniques • Micro Fabr ication, Welding, Assembly • Micro Metrology: Optical, Tactile, CMMs • Advances in MEMS & NANO Manufacturing Processes • The Path to Commercialisation for NANO and MEMS Technologies

by companies or institutions that are utilising and/or researching technologies for an industrial application. Exhibitors are welcome to submit practical application-based case studies. Interested parties are initially requested to submit an abstract of 250 words of their proposed paper on or before February 28th 2011. This should include the working title, all authors/contributors and their affiliations. All submissions will be reviewed to ensure that they meet the necessary and exacting requirements of the Micro Manufacturing Conference. MM, MEMS & NANO Live UK will be held at the NEC Birmingham, 25–26 September 2012, and anyone submitting a presentation must be available to present on any of these two days. Please submit abstracts to Aleksandra Wisniewska via email: ola@

30 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

All submissions must be non-promotional in content and presented

Sons, hosted the first consultation meeting. Stephen said: “The first meeting, which was attended by almost 30 levy payers in the Quarter’s thriving retail sector, was very successful. The question and answer session with myself, Andy Munro and fellow JQDT director Mike Henrick, showed a strong positive support for the BID. The issues that were raised by some business owners are helping to shape the final manifesto, so we can ensure that the proposal outlines improvements that levy payers feel will benefit the area most.” Dates and times of upcoming BID consultation meetings are available on the JQDT website, The Board of the JQDT decided in early-summer 2011 to support the BID proposal and develop the initiative in partnership with Birmingham City Council. Being a Community Interest Company, the JQDT is made up of those key representative bodies and stakeholder organisations from within the Jewellery Quarter, including the Jewellery Quarter Association, the Jewellery Quarter Marketing Initiative, the Jewellery Quarter Trade Alliance and the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum. The BID could help to improve the Jewellery Quarter in many ways, including increased security through expanded CCTV, better lighting, local-based police presence, enhanced street cleaning and maintenance; better signage, accessibility and information; environmental initiatives; and more effective marketing of this unique area. Ultimately, it will help to increase the profile of the area and encourage business networking to bring in more visitors and businesses to help the local economy. After the consultation meetings and open day have been completed, a final Prospectus will be agreed by the BID Steering Group and will form the Election Manifesto, which will be sent to all eligible addresses and prospective levy payers along with ballot papers. The ballot - managed and organised by an independent organisation, the Electoral Reform Society - will take place over five weeks, starting on April 17.

International Buyers meeting with suppliers at the BJGI ‘meet the buyer’ event

International business Blooms at Spring Fair

British Jewellery & Giftware International produced another successful Meet the Buyer event, in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and The International Trade Promotion Centre, during Spring Fair International at Birmingham NEC on 6th February 2012. Over 300 meetings took place between 93 UK companies and 57 international buyers and UKTI delegates from 18 countries, including the USA, Russia, Brazil, Turkey, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. One buyer from NBC Universal (USA) commented on the unique style of the event: “I’ve never participated in a speed networking event before and really appreciated the concept – I’ve met with companies I would never have found by just walking the halls of this huge exhibition. The concept

is great, I stay in one room whilst the British companies come and see me – it helps after a long haul flight!” Following the Meet the Buyer event buyers conducted follow up meetings on UK companies’ exhibition stands, with one Russian buyer spending over 2 hours at Rayware Group’s stand. Richard Stevenson, Rayware’s International Sales Manager said: “We are confident for some new business to come from this year’s Meet the Buyer event as we’ve received orders from leads established at previous events.” Mike Josypenko, Manager of British Jewellery and Giftware International coordinated the visit. “Spring Fair International is a great vehicle for showcasing the best of British giftware, jewellery, home decoration and fashion accessories to the world, and this event is a tried and tested way to introduce international buyers to our members. Early indications are that the majority of the buyers will place orders with UK suppliers as a result of their visit.”

Do you run a business connected to Birmingham’s

Jewellery Quarter?

If so - you should be advertising in this very publication! A quarter page advert costs £32.00 + vat for one insertion, Reducing to £26.00 + Vat for 12 or more Consecutive insertions (mono). Phone the Advertising Manager on 0121-233 3468 or Fax 0121-236 4230 or email

Visit our web site

February 2012 The Hockley Flyer



Biggest Stories of the Month.

The Jewellery Quarter Museum 20th Anniversary With 2012 being the Museum’s 20th Anniversary, we thought it a good idea to feature the Museum in this edition of The Hockley Flyer. In 1992, a decision was made by Birmingham City Council to turn the Smith & Pepper works in Vyse Street into a museum to portray the history of jewellery making in The Jewellery Quarter. The name originally chosen was ‘The Jewellery Quarter Discovery Centre’ and all signage, brochures and paperwork carried this name originally. However, at the same time, the Council were building their new ‘science museum’ intended to replace the renowned and much loved Museum of Science & Industry in Newhall Street which they had just closed down and decided they would name it ‘The Discovery Centre’ so, a new name had to be found for the jewellery museum. ‘Museum of The Jewellery Quarter’ was agreed upon and all signage, brochures, paperwork etc. were changed but then, the Council in its infinite wisdom, decided they didn’t want to use ‘The Discovery Centre’ name after all, and named their new ‘science’ museum ‘The Think Tank’ and they had to change their paperwork etc yet again - what a waste of time and money! Although a lot of material, tools, machinery etc were already on site in the Smith & Pepper works, the Hockley Flyer was asked to help source more tools and other items suitable for the museum and to invite craftsmen to volunteer their expertise to make sure everything was authentic and to carry out demonstrations to visitors. The Museum is built around the restored workshops of an old Jewellery Quarter company, Smith & Pepper. The founders of Smith & Pepper were Charles Smith (1867 - 1933) and Edwin Pepper (1858 1935). Edwin Pepper was Charles Smith’s uncle. Both of them worked

32 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

in Charles Smith’s father’s jewellery manufacturing firm, Smith & Ewen. In 1899, Charles Smith and Edwin Pepper left Smith & Ewen to go into partnership as Smith & Pepper, registering their mark at Birmingham Assay Office on September 5th, 1899. The company’s address was 77-78 Vyse Street, then two terraced houses rented from the owner, Frank Moore, who was married to Charles Smith’s sister Jane. Charles Smith and his wife lived at No. 77 for a time, and the

first of their nine children, Charles Eric (always known as Eric) was born there in 1900. The single storey workshop at the back was built around the time the business started, on the former gardens. From the beginning, Smith & Pepper specialised in gold bangles, cufflinks, lockets and crosses, and continued to make many of the same designs throughout their history, specialising in bracelets. When they eventually had a telegraphic address it was `ARMLET,

BIRMINGHAM’. By 1914 the business was doing well enough to replace the two old houses with a new front office block, linked to the old workshops at the back. The architect was a relation, G E Pepper. During the 1920’s Charles Smith’s son Eric and daughter Olive joined the business. Their father retired in the early 1930’s and another son, Thomas, came into the firm to take over the jobs of running the workshop, smelting and making up alloys previ-

ously done by Charles Smith. Charles Smith died in 1933 and Eric and Tom became the new partners with Olive continuing as company secretary. From time to time, especially during the war, some of the other sisters, notably Jessie and Hilda helped out but Eric, Tom and Olive were responsible for running the business. None of these three married, so there were no sons or daughters to carry on the business. By 1981, in a difficult trading climate, the brothers and sister decided they had had enough, and the company ceased trading. Eric was then 81, Olive 78 and Tom 74. The doors were then locked and the workshops lay silent and untouched for nearly ten years with the company’s papers and craftsmen’s tools left on the workbenches. As the Council was restoring the building, some 70,000 items had to be photographed, catalogued and removed for

safekeeping, to be put back in exactly the right place after building work had finished, and what a wonderful job they made of it! The adjoining building was turned into a visitor centre where displays tell the story of the Jewellery Quarter and introduce the raw materials of the trade - gold, silver and the skills of the jeweller. In the old workshops local trades people continue to demonstrate some of those skills, many of which have remained unchanged since man first began working with precious metals thousands of years ago. Just a few years ago the Council decided to ‘close’ this award winning Museum during the winter and laid off the staff. It was The Hockley Flyer who intervened by tackling a prominent Cabinet Member who promised there and then to get the Museum re-opened within a few days, which he did!

February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Hong Kong Jewellery Design Winners Named Winning Creations Featured at Jewellery Show

Winners of the 13th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition have been announced and the designs of the winners and finalists will be displayed at Asia’s largest spring jewellery fair, the 29th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, (16/20th February) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. About 300 entries were judged on creativity and innovation, aesthetics and craftsmanship, marketability, wearability and topic relevance. Both Open Group and Student Group categories competed under a ‘Soaring Dragon’ theme, echoing the Year of the Dragon. Three entries in the Open Group were honoured with Best of Show awards, including ‘Interstellar Dream’, created by Ho Kwan Po, sponsored by H&F International Jewellery Co Ltd. Ms Ho said the design concept behind her ring was ‘the dragon chasing the star’. Another ring, the ‘Soaring Dragon’, earned Best-of-Show honours for Cherry Ko, and was sponsored by 3D-Gold Jewellery (HK) Ltd. The design was inspired by the legend of a dragon that dances and soars to catch a red pearl. The third Best of Show Award went to Tse Ka Wing for his ‘Flying Dragon in Joy’ brooch. Sponsored by Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd, the design features a blooming flower that reflects Hong Kong’s energy and charm and nine soaring dragons, which symbolise enthusiasm. Ngan Ka Yi, from the School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, was named Student Group Champion. Her ‘Gaming Fire Dragon’ necklace, with detachable pendant, also won the Craftsmanship & Technology Award. A ring-shaped pendant adorned with blue moonstones symbolises a cloud through which a dragon flies. The dragon is represented by the necklace, which is covered with fire opals. ‘Black Shadow’, a pair of sombretoned dragon earrings by Wong Nga

34 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau introduced highlights of the 29th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show at a press conference today. Mr Chau noted that Hong Kong is the world’s fifth-largest exporter of jewellery, after India, the United States, Switzerland and Italy

Lawrence Ma, Chairman of both the HKTDC Jewellery Advisory Committee and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Organising Committee, said that this year’s Jewellery Show is expected to attract more than 3,100 exhibitors, a new fair record

Ho Kwan Po’s “Interstellar Dream” was honoured with Best of Show Award in the Open Group

Kok, from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee), was first runner-up. From the same school, second runner-up Tang Yuk Ying was honoured for her ‘Dragon Posture’ ring, fashioned after a soaring dragon. The competition was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Jewellers’ & Goldsmiths’ Association, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, the Hong Kong Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association and the Diamond Federation

“Soaring Dragon” took Best of Show Award in the Open Group

of Hong Kong, China. “The competition showcases the creativity and flair of Hong Kong jewellery design,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “Hong Kong is the world’s fifth-largest exporter of fine jewellery,” he added. In 2011, Hong Kong’s exports of fine jewellery totalled HK$476 billion, up 35 per cent over 2010. “As economic

JQ HIGHLIGHTS tt My Jewellery Quarter @MyJQ Jewellery 22 Feb - Quarter firm Vaughtons is making the medals for the Carling Cup Final tt ToyeKenning&Spencer @toyekennings 21 Jan - The makers of the FA medals and Cup, and medals for the Order if the British Empire. Stop by and vote for us tt Made in the Midlands @ madeinthemids 21 Feb - Giving Manufacturers A United Voice: The region’s manufacturers speak as one through Made in the Midlands

Tse Ka Wing’s “Flying Dragon in Joy” won Best of Show Award in the Open Group

Ngan Ka Yi’s “Gaming Fire Dragon” was named Champion in the Student Group, as well as winning the Craftsmanship & Technology Award

tt Andersons Bar&Grill @ AndersonsBandG 21 Feb - Next time you visit St Pauls Sq call in and try our Speciality Steaks mmm... tt Two Towers Brewery @ TwoTowersBrew 20 Feb - New Hockley Gold brewing, should be in a good pub near you in a couple of weeks tt Judy Dyke @Judy_at_TW 19 Feb great Museum @thepenroom. Thank you all the Pen Room volunteers for saving this wonderful B’ham history tt JQ Market @24_Carrots - Did anyone lose an earring at yesterday’s market? We found one, DM for details. tt My Jewellery Quarter @MyJQ 18 Feb - #JQ nightclub Subway City says it is too noisy to have residents living across road in Livery St tt The Drop Forge @thedropforge 16 Feb - New starters and small/large menus on our website tt Maguire Jackson @maguirejackson - 30 Jan - New York ‘Birmingham Bling’ - Jewellery quarter mentioned in NEW YORK TIMES!

Wong Nga Kok’s “Black Shadow” was selected first Runner-up in the Student Group

growth continues to expand in such emerging markets as the BRICS countries, their purchasing power will also expand, which should lead to more demand for jewellery,” said Mr Chau. “This show will help exhibitors explore those markets.” The Jewellery Show is expected to set a new exhibitor record, attracting more than 3,100 exhibitors from 48 countries, up from 2,870 exhibitors last year. Argentina, Denmark and Myanmar will be participating for the first time. More than a dozen product zones will be featured, including the Hall of Fame, showcasing international brands, the Hall of Extraordinary, bringing together luxurious

Second Runner-up in the Student Group was Tang Yuk Ying’s “Dragon Posture”

jewellery, the Hall of Nature, displaying precious loose jewellery, and the World of Glamour, presenting fine jewellery from Hong Kong-based exhibitors. Seventeen group pavilions will take part, as well as seven international trade organisation pavilions. In all, some 20 special events will take place, including seminars, jewellery parades and the Paspaley Pearl and Robert Wan Tahiti Perles auctions. The winning pieces of the Chuk Kam Jewellery Design Competition 2012 will also be showcased during the fair period.

tt Colin Ward @SketchbookThtr - 30 Jan - Tickets on sale for a new production of Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan”

Place your advert online directly with PayPal - visit and look for the classified page or the store!!!! February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Sporty Retro & Vintage - The Look for Coming Season Inhorgenta Munich 2012 presents the trends in jewellery and watches In the early part of the year, the jewellery and watch sector is again looking forward to inspecting all the latest trends for the season at the 39th INHORGENTA MUNICH. In focus at this trade show will be a sports-style retro and vintage look with bold clear lines. In watches, extra-large dials and luxurious models in ceramic are very popular: And in jewellery, too, the trend is also towards big design. Rose gold in combination with stainless steel and stones is also setting the tone in materials this year. As for colour, clear understatement is ‘in’. Warm colours like biscuit, caramel, rose and brown are favourites. Glowing colours add additional accent. The ‘Trade Show for Jewellery and Watches’ from February 10 to 13, 2012 at the exhibition centre in Munich. As the first big sector gathering of the year, INHORGENTA MUNICH is traditionally the place to review trends for the coming season. On show to an international trade audience are all the latest developments in colour, material and form. There are many things to look forward to, for example an exclusive preview of the Karl Lagerfeld collection, a new addition to the Fossil portfolio. Junghans, too, will be presenting its mechanical watch series ‘Bogner by Junghans’, and Kraftworxs is showcasing a watch featuring ‘neolux’, with light-storing crystals that can keep the time visible in the dark. This new technology means that in future it will be possible to avoid using phosphorous or radium completely. INHORGENTA MUNICH has asked its exhibitors what they see as the main trends of the coming season: And for many – be they small or large companies, established brands or newcomers – the answer is already quite clear. In the following statements (in alphabetical order of company), they reveal the highlights they will be exhibiting at the show.

36 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

Casio, Marc Czemper, Sales Manager Casio Europe

All eyes will be on the brands EDIFICE, G-SHOCK and Baby-G. With the radio-precision EDIFICE collection we are again offering elegant man´s timepieces with innovative technology and sporting elegance. Those who like their watches larger and more robust will be delighted with, for example, the new GA-110GB from G-SHOCK. The Baby-G brand features new models that perfectly match the wishes and requirements of the young female customers – cool design and special features, like the BGA-132-7BER with neon illuminator. And the partnership with Ke$ha is continuing. The US singer is the face of the brand, and she has even designed two of the Baby-G models herself.

Festina, Andrea Lengdobler, Public Relations/Online Service for the Festina Group

INHORGENTA MUNICH 2012 marks the start of an anniversary year: The Festina brand is 110 years old this year, and at the same time the 15th Tour-chrono is the anniversary watch marking 20 years of Festina time keeping for the Tour de France. In addition Lotus is starting the big ‘Lotus 2012’ marketing campaign at INHORGENTA MUNICH. With regard to the momentous changes expected for the world on December 21, 2012, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, Festina is bringing out a veritable fireworks display of collections and actions, all under the motto of “enjoy every second.”

Fossil, Susanne von der Heiden, PR Manager Fossil (Europe)

The Fossil Group will be presenting new products from its own brands Fossil and MICHELE, and from its license brands adidas, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors and DKNY. In 2012 the original watch creations of the brand ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ are also featured again. In addition there will be an exclusive preview of the new arrival in the portfolio: Karl Lagerfeld. The first watch collection under the name of Karl Lagerfeld is scheduled to come out on the market

in spring 2013.

Gellner, Eveline Müller, Head of Marketing Cultured pearls embody originality and naturalness: And so the ‘Spirit of Pearls’ is presenting itself at the start of the Pearl Year of 2012 as luxuriously elegant and casually extravagant.

Hans D. Krieger, Andreas Milisenda, Member of Management Board This year at INHORGENTA MUNICH we will be presenting our new platinum alloy ‘Infinite White Platinum’. This is an alloy of 950 platinum and gold. It was produced in cooperation with C. Hafner. For the Hans Dieter Krieger manufactory it was very important to create a high-value material, which would underline the uniqueness of coloured diamonds in jewellery.

Junghans, Thomas Fiedler, Brand Manager of Junghans watch factory At Junghans the year 2012 is dedicated to the motto of ‘Time for top sporting achievements’. We have entered into an exciting co-operation with Bogner. The ‘Bogner by Junghans’ series of mechanical watches has been produced in close collaboration with this successful sportsman, film-maker and fashion designer; Willy Bogner himself is the godfather behind this series. The new sporting line 1972 with its distinctive cases and fresh colour accents, echoes the style of the 1970s. Fitted with the latest technology, it takes up the theme of the sporting successes as the official timekeeper at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, when Junghans revolutionized timekeeping in sport by using new methods of measuring – one being the ability to read the time in one-hundredth­o f-a-second precision on the first coloured photos of the finish line.

Kraftworxs, Anton Kraft, Managing Director Diversity and unity – that´s the principle. Creating unique designs with which people can express their individuality – that is the credo of the brand. This applies of course also to the glowing Day&Night models. Different

styles – classic, sporting, dual – but all delivering the same added value: Exceptional watches for all occasions. Kraftworxs’ crystal-clear message: We have our finger on the pulse of time – Revolutionary. Näher & Jensen Firma Raymond Weil Deutschland, Norbert Jensen, agency owner: “With us the focus is on ladies’ watches in the 900 to 3,000 euro price bracket, and the new Maestro moon-phase watch for men”.

Pandora, Christine Tschirner, Marketing & PR Coordinator

At INHORGENTA MUNICH 2012 Pandora is proud to present the new spring/summer collection for 2012. The collection combines timeless beauty with delicate, exquisitely executed details and the vintage charm of Jugendstil. The collection is an homage to romance and emotion. These wonderful new pieces are inspired by the elegance of past times – classically modern, but still very feminine and in touch with today´s world.

Schoeffel, Christine Reutter, Marketing & PR

The luxury of pearls in breathtaking diversity. The latest trends show clearly that pearls can go anywhere anytime; no woman needs to be without the beguiling shimmer of her favorites, not even for a second. The Creative Collection is brand new: Pearls showing their cool side in an exciting contrast with leather. Stylish creations with polished and black rhodium silver in casual XL lengths. And the Showtime line puts on a performance with new colored bands made of silk – perfect for the color trends of the coming season.

Swarovski, Holger Beckers, Marketing Operations, PR & Communication Manager:

“At INHORGENTA MUNICH 2012 we are concentrating on the presentation of two highlights: our new collection ‘Swing, Sing and Shine’ and a preview of the new watch collection for spring/summer 2012. ‘Swing, Sing and Shine’ is an homage to the vintage look and an ode to the ‘lights – camera – action’ feel of cinema.”

Antwerp Sparkles for World’s Diamond Elite

(Report from The Birmingham Assay Office & Anchorcert Gemmological Services) The Antwerp Diamond Bourse and Diamond Club welcomed visitors and Diamond Buyers from across Europe and the Middle East to its famous and historic trading Halls as over 70 local companies exhibited the most breath-taking collection of diamonds, gemstones and diamond jewellery. Many of the world’s leading diamond dealers and manufacturers from Israel, India and Antwerp assembled for the third edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair, which took place from 29-31 January. This is seen as a key event for measuring the market outlook against today’s tough economic backdrop. The show also highlighted the Belgian city as a vital point for the cutting, and polishing of diamonds. Some eight in every 10 rough diamonds, and five in every 10 polished diamonds, pass through Antwerp, which has built its reputation as a leading diamond centre over the centuries. “We hope that this fair will strengthen Antwerp as an important centre for diamonds for years to come,” commented Raphael Rubin, a senior official of the organiser, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. Suzanne Eid, Managing Editor of Beirut based luxury publication Collection, co-ordinated the delegation of Saudi and Lebanese buyers. She

commented that whilst Antwerp was a regular destination for many of the buyers, the Antwerp Diamond trade fair provided an excellent opportunity for them to increase their supplier sourcing. “Gauging the delegation’s reactions, I think the fair’s format is a great fit for jewellers who seek access to Antwerp’s diamond market”. Dealers attending the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair voiced concerns that polished diamond prices may struggle to hold onto gains in the first quarter of 2012 due to worries over the global economy. European demand for polished diamonds has been slow as consumers remain uneasy because of the euro zone debt crisis. For the U.S. market, however, there were signs of improving demand after a good Christmas jewellery retail season. Certified polished diamond prices rose in 2011, spurred by strong buying in the first half of the year, but global economic uncertainties caused prices to soften in the latter half. For 2011 as a whole, the Rapaport Group’s RapNet Diamond Index of prices for one-carat polished diamonds, a benchmark closely tracked by the industry, rose 19 percent. As part of the trade Fair, the gala dinner, sponsored by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre also welcomed buyers from India, Thailand, the Ukraine, the Middle East and Turkey. It was announced that buyers from Nor th America, China and Southeast Asia would be invited to take part in the 2013 fair. For more information go to the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair website It may be worth requesting an invitation to the Trade Fair in 2013 as admission is by invitation only. February 2012 The Hockley Flyer



Property Planning Matters GENERAL

The ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ and the ‘INDUSTRIAL MIDDLE’ are the areas protected against inappropriate residential use. A large number of Planning Applications are not in accordance with the Planning Legislation which is there to ‘protect’ the Jewellery Quarter and the trade. Please help the Jewellery Quarter to survive by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications

2012/01172/PA 60-62 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JT Listed Buildings Consent for internal and external alterations to facilitate new restaurant and student flats. 16-02-2012 2012/01171/PA 60-62 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JT Change of use and external alterations from clothing wholesalers to restaurant (Use Class A3) and creation of 2 no. 3 bedroom student cluster flats. 16-02-2012 2012/01119/PA 90-104 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Variation of Condition C4 attached to planning approval 2009/00565/PA to retain existing facade and re-modelled to suit proposed layout including windows, also increase the height of the building. 14-02-2012 2012/01001/PA Sloane House 1-7 Sloane Street Birmingham B1 3BX. Listed building consent for restorative work to exterior of 1-7 Sloane Street and renovation and restorative internal works. Removal of internal partition walls to Sloane House and creation of internal walls to form the division into 4 town houses. Demolition of 2 storey rear lean-to at 1-7 Sloane Street and selective demolition of buildings within curtilage of 1-7 Sloane Street and erection of replacement 2 storey extension. 08-02-2012 2012/00954/PA Camden St/Sloane St/Camden Drive/Legge Lane land at Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EH Conservation Area Consent for demolition works in association with redevelopment of site to provide 25 townhouses and 86 apartments. 07-02-2012 2012/00952/PA Camden St/Sloane St/Camden Drive/Legge Lane land at Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EH. Redevelopment consisting of new build,

38 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

Planning Applications and Decisions from the Jewellery Quarter.

refurbishment and selective demolition to provide 25 townhouses and 86 apartments and associated development. 07-02-2012 2012/00891/PA 86 Vyse Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6HA. Replacement of existing windows, construction of boundary wall and fence, forecourt improvements and change of use to restaurant (use class A3). 03-02-2012 2012/00725/PA Domino’s Pizza 110 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JS. Variation of condition 2 attached to planning approval 2011/03645/PA to allow opening of the premises between 10:00am to 5:00am Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00am on Saturday and 10:00am to 05:00am on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 30-01-2012 2012/00604/PA 90-104 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Application for replacement of associated Conservation Area Consent 2009/00564/PA in order to extend the time limit for implementation for the demolition of existing warehouse and offices (retention of facade and gable wall). 25-01-2012 2012/00537/PA 36 Vyse Street Birmingham B18 6JY. Minor material amendment attached to previous planning application 2010/04978/PA to change from a 1 no. bedroom to 2 no. bedroom live/work unit. 23-01-2012 2012/00519/PA 57 Livery Street Birmingham B3 1HA. Installation of 5 no. antenna, 1 no. antenna attached to GRP chimney to the roof and 3 no. associated equipment cabinet on the roof and ancillary development. 23-01-2012 2012/00469/PA Victoria Works Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Listed Building consent for external revisions to doorways, addition of four soil pipes in courtyard and internal revisions to provide 7 live/ work units. 20-01-2012 2012/00466/PA 150-164 Spring Hill Hockley Birmingham B18 7BS. Use of site for car sales, car wash and valeting, installation of 2 no. footway crossings and siting of 3 no. ancillary buildings. 20-01-2012 2012/00416/PA 90-104 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Application to extend the time limit for implementation attached to planning approval 2009/00565/PA for demolition of existing buildings, retention & refurbishment of the facade and gable wall of the existing frontage locally listed building and erection of new four / five storey 109 bedroom hotel. 18-01-2012


2012/00107/PA Carver Street/Pope Street - land at (site of 120 Pope Street) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Minor material amendment attached to previous planning application 2009/02209/PA to include alterations to the elevations and omission of the basement car park. 06-01-2012 2011/08651/PA Land at Carver Street/ Pope Street (site of 120 Pope Street) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Application for the variation of condition C3 following grant of planning permission 2009/02209/PA to include alterations to the elevations for the erection of five storey building to provide an 84 bedroom hotel (Use Class C1) with 21 basement car parking spaces. 22-12-2011 2011/06730/PA Pemberton Street Birmingham B18 6NY. Erection of 8 no. storey mews houses with associated parking and landscaping. 04-10-2011 2011/07069/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of the existing building. 15-10-2011 2011/07054/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 24 apartments and one commercial unit at ground floor and associated parking. 15-10-2011 2011/04237/PA 36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Listed Building Consent for the installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet appeal submitted. 2011/04130/PA 36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet appeal submitted.

New Decisions

2011/08702/PA Studio 2, Victoria Works Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3PE. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations in conjunction with change of use from office to live/work unit. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2011/08701/PA Studio 2, Victoria Works Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3PE. Change of use from office to live/work unit with internal alterations. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2011/08683/PA Viceroy House 65 Livery Street Birmingham B3 1HA. Change of use from offices/warehouse (Use Classes B1 & B8) to 4 loft apartments (Use Class C3) and associated

third floor rear extension. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2011/08377/PA 97 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Listed building consent for rear dormer and internal alterations associated with conversion of upper floors into a one bedroom flat. Final Decision - Refuse 2011/08376/PA 97 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Change of use of first and second floors from offices (use class B1) to a 1 bedroom apartment (use class C3), associated internal alterations and new dormer window to rear. Final Decision - Refuse 2011/08092/PA 109-111 Northwood Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1SZ. Variation of condition 1 attached to planning approval 2010/00195/PA to allow the temporary car park to operate for a further three year period. Final Decision - Approve Temporary

Older Decisions

2011/07873/PA 176-178 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1SH. Recladding, refurbishment and extension of roof height of existing buildings. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/07767/PA Chamberlain Court 26-27 Hall Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BS. Change of use of first and second floors from office (Class B1) to a day nursery/ creche (Class D1). Final Decision - Refuse

Summary Guide to Use Classes A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure.

Plans are available for scrutiny at the Spring Hill Library. You must register any objections (or support) to the above Applications in writing direct to Birmingham Core Strategy, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded!

3 GREAT BOOKS ON SALE AT YBA PUBLICATIONS Around Hockley by Ted Rudge & John Houghton ‘When Hockley was in the old Manor of Birmingham it was the largest district with clearly defined boundaries. Today the boundaries around this inner city district, part of the massive conurbation Birmingham became, are indistinct to many who lived or live within. The world renowned Jewellery Quarter and St Pauls Church have long been established in Hockley and still provide a major contribution to the workforce and the district’s history. This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Hockley has changed and developed over the last century. It costs £14.99 + £1.23 P+P Hockley by David Harvey. This fascinating collection of photographs, including many rare and old images (some from as early as 1865) explores Hockley over the past century and a half, and details the social, architectural and functional changes in the area. With sections on industry, transport, leisure and religion, all aspects of everyday life are covered. This volume provides a unique insight into life in the town as it used to be. This book will be a nostalgic journey for older residents and a revelation to newcomers to the area. It costs £12.99 + £1.23 P&P The Jewellery Quarter History and Guide 2nd edition has over 150 photographs, many of which are unique, and has 148 pages packed with the history of the Jewellery Quarter, and makes an ideal gift for anyone who has memories of the Jewellery Quarter, or for those keen on the development of the area. It costs £3.50 + 92p P&P


  

On-line from: Please send me Around Hockley at £14.99 + £1.23 post Please send me Hockley at £12.99 + £1.23 post Please send me The Jewellery Quarter at £3.50 + 92p post Name: _______________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ POSTCODE: __________________________________________ Please debit my CREDIT CARD FOR £____._____ Card Number:

    Expiry date ____/____ Verification No. (On back) _______ Issue no _______ (Switch only Please note that we do not share your personal details with any other organisations, and our e-commerce is PCI DSS compliant.

Make cheques payable to YBA Publications. Post to: THE HOCKLEY FLYER, YBA Publications, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HE February 2012 The Hockley Flyer




Get your events listed here. email them A.S.AP. to:

Info on Jewellery museum events Tel: 0121 554 3598. Info on RBSA Tel: 0121 236 4353. Info on Goldsmiths’ Hall: Tel: 020 7606 7011 Farmers Market: Events are subject to change and given as a guide only!

Dates for your Diary

20 Jan - 10 Mar - RBSA Gallery - ROBERT COX ARBSA Robert’s wood sculpture is constantly evolving, reflecting the ever changing and infinite possibilities of nature. Leaf forms, flower seeds and natural forms all inspire his work and push it to new levels. 20 Jan - 13 Apr - RBSA Gallery - HISTORY MAKERS - Victoriana meets eclectic vintage finds in this exhibition featuring makers who are inspired by history and nostalgia. 06 Feb - 03 Mar - RBSA Gallery - NIGEL PRIDDEY RBSA - Nigel will be exhibiting a selection of work in watercolour, ranging from topographical subjects to more abstract-like compositions inspired by the landscape. 13 Feb - 25 Feb - RBSA Gallery - ART TUTORS RBSA Tempted by a workshop? Come and see work produced by our tutors and be inspired to learn a new technique! 27 Feb - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Coins & Medals

05 Apr - 15 Apr - 6.45pm weekdays, Sat/Sun different times - Blue Orange Theatre Presents: TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis StevensonDirected by Marcus FernandoJim Hawkins and his mother are happy running the Admiral Benbow Inn until the arrival of an old sea dog, Billy Bones. 05 Apr - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand and Pawnbrokers Jewellery 12 Apr - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Antique and Modern Jewellery 12 Apr - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Antique and Modern Jewellery 19 Apr - 8.00 - 9.00 - Jewellery Quarter Association Breakfast 19 Apr - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand and Pawnbrokers Jewellery 21 Apr - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market 25 Apr - 3.00pm - Jewellery Quarter Association Board York House. 27 Apr - 29 Apr - 6.45pm weekdays, Sat/Sun different times - Blue Orange Theatre Presents: LOVE! SEX! CONFUSION! Directed by Graeme Braidwood A tantalising collection of short plays dealing with romance, passion and misunderstandings. New writing that gets to the heart of human interaction.

29 Feb - 24 Mar - RBSA Gallery - OPEN ALL MEDIA - An ‘Open’ exhibition for artists working in all media (except photography). Works including jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking are all welcome.

16 May - 3.00pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place).

01 Mar - 10 Mar - 6.45pm weekdays, Sat/Sun different times Blue Orange Theatre Presents: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Colin WardLady Windermere’s Fan explores the delicate and fickle nature of marriage and social status,where relationshipscan mask the dark secrets of people’s past and identity.

16 Jun - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market

05 Mar - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Antiques & Fine Art 08 Mar - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand Jewellery & Watches 12 Mar - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Vintage Jewellery & Accessories 14 Mar - 3.00pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place)

19 May - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market

20 Jun - 3.00 pm - Jewellery Quarter Association Board York House. 21 Jul - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market 25 Jul - 3.00pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place) 18 Aug - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market 12 Sept - 3.00pm - Jewellery Quarter Association Board York House.

15 Mar - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Antique and Modern Jewellery

15 Sept - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market

15 Mar - 17 Mar - 6.45pm weekdays, Sat/Sun different times - Blue Orange Theatre Presents: THE LAST 5 YEARS by Jason Robert BrownMusically Directed by Chris CorcoranAfter a highly successful run of ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ Imaginary Friend Theatre Co is excited to announce their forthcoming production – ‘The Last 5 Years’.

is available on subscription. See advert elsewhere

17 Mar - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market 19 Mar - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Silver & Plated Ware

19 Sept - 3.00pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s

The Hockley Flyer

Order your classified advert online - visit

22 Mar - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand Jewellery & Watches

and look for the classified page or the store!!!!

23 Mar - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Loose Stones For Tender

It’s EASY!

40 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

Book online at

Place) 27 Sept - 8.00 - 9.00 - Jewellery Quarter Assoc. Breakfast. 20 Oct - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market 17 Oct - 3.00pm – pre-AGM Jewellery Quarter Association Board (York House) 24 Oct - Jewellery Quarter Association A.G.M. 31 Oct - Jewellery Quarter Association Board – York House. 08 Nov - 8.00 - 9.00am Jewellery Quarter Association Breakfast. 17 Nov - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market 28 Nov - 3.00 pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place) 06 Dec - 8.00 - 9.00am – Jewellery Quarter Assoc. Breakfast 15 Dec - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market

Entertainment Classical Music

01 Mar - Live Organ Recital at 1.15pm played by Paul Carr at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. 03 May - Live Organ Recital at 1.15pm played by Paul Carr at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.


Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz, etc. 28 Feb - The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House direct on 0121 200 3030. Live Performances onstage from 8.30pm

06 Mar - DOWNSTROKE: Downstroke’s funky mid-week special is a regular and popular feature at the Jam House with an eclectic selection of classic soul 07 Mar - PRIVATE FUNCTION - Sorry closed tonight. 08 Mar - THE WIZE GUYZ: Swing and Kitsch Classics with a few surprises delivered with Humour, Style, and Panache! 09 Mar - DETROIT SOUL: An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 13 Mar - ITCHYFEET BIRMINGHAM: The Itchy Feet parties return to the Jam House ... Swing, Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock n Roll and Ska. At Itchy Feet parties - it’s all about the old. See www.itchyfeetonline. for further details. 14 Mar - The THREE DEGREES: “When Will I See You Again” was a major hit record throughout the world, topping the chart in the U.S.A., the U.K., Japan and most European countries, for the wonderful, beautiful Three Degrees. More than two decades on, the threesome have retained all three of their major qualities -- their beauty, their sparkling choreography and their precise vocal qualities Today, the line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Freddie Pool. .Join them for their return show at the Jam House, and enjoy the likes of “Maybe”, “I Do Take You”, “You’re The One”, “There’s So Much Love All Around Me”, “Trade Winds”, “Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon “Dirty Ol’ Man”, “TSOP”, ‘When Will I See You Again”, “Year Of Decision”, “Take Good Care Of Yourself”, “Love Is The Message”, “Giving Up, Giving In”, “My Simple Heart”, “Woman In Love”, and many, many more. The Show will begin from 8.30pm. 15 Mat - GABBIDON: GABBIDON perform some of the greatest reggae anthems known to mankind in their show. Basil Gabbidon is a founder member and lead guitarist of the renowned STEEL PULSE, writing and performing many of their hits.

29 Feb - CAT McTIGUE: The eclectic jazz soul fusion brought together with considered passion. A musical mind massage is provided by Cat McTigue and her infectious voice. Sometimes precise sometimes playful but always with passion. Come, listen, engage, enjoy.

16 Mar - 17 Mar - ROCKET: is a group of five highly experienced, professional musicians playing an incredible range of classic rock, pop, contemporary anthems and party classics. The band’s live set is packed with multi-million selling songs from over sixty artists, spanning more than four decades of music, including Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, Supergrass, Aerosmith, U2, The Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Oasis and James Brown.

01 Mar - The MOONSHAKERS: The MOONSHAKERS are a dynamic 4 piece band performing classic rock and modern indie anthems. Pulp to Paolo Nutini, Bon Jovi to The Killers; come rock the night away.

20 Mar - Birmingham Jazz Presents .. The TIM AMANN X-TET: Tonight a quintet with Sam Rogers on saxophone and Ray Butcher on trumpet playing original material by pianist & leader Tim Amann

02 Mar - 03 Mar - SOLID SOUL: Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz.

21 Mar - THE MOTIVES - featuring Matt Taylor: The MOTIVES are a new band project bringing together some of the finest talent from the European blues scene. The Motives draw their musical inspiration from 40s February 2012 The Hockley Flyer



The Jam House, St.Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B31 QU


Do you run a business connected to Birmingham’s

Jewellery Quarter?

New York, 50s Chicago and 60s London, combining Matt Taylor’s electrifying guitar work with Jonny Dyke’s virtuoso Hammond and piano over a rock solid rhythm section of Roy Martin on drums and Andy Graham on Bass. Their new album is released Spring 2012. 22 Mar - THE PARIS 1940s: The Paris 1940s are a tremendous new five-piece who completely reinvent well-known pop music fusing it with soul, jazz, swing, samba and even drum and bass. 23 Mar - 24 Mar - URBAN INTRO: Terrific range of classic jazz-funk & soul favourites. A smooth but powerful four-piece ( 27 Mar - The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House direct on 0121 200 3030. 28 Mar - PRIVATE FUNCTION - Sorry closed tonight. 29 Mar - LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO: Popular seven piece Salsa Band supported by LatinMotion DJs. Always a busy night. Salsa classes from LatinMotion’s own Mauricio Reyes, from 9pm. ( Live Band onstage after 10pm, and the LatinMotion DJs keep the whole night partying until 1am! 30 Mar - 31 Mar - The SUBTERRANEANS: The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs! 03 Apr - KENT duCHAINE: A really entertaining Blues Singer and Slide Guitarist from the US 04 Apr - CISSY STONE & her Band: Complete with a stunning 5 piece band CISSY STONE is as audacious and irrepresible as ever performing many of her soul and funk favourites as well as a great collection of Rock and RnB classics. 05 Apr - RICKY COOL & the HOOLA BOOLA BOYS: One of the biggest names in the UK Rhythm ‘n’ Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll scene, Ricky Cool & the Hoola Boola Boys regularly play with the likes of Robert Plant & Mike Sanchez, and even supported Little Richard on his last UK tour

42 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

If so - you should be advertising in this very publication! An advertisement this Size (1/4 page) costs £32.00 + vat for one insertion, Reducing to £26.00 + Vat for 12 or more Consecutive insertions (mono). Phone the Advertising Manager on 0121-233 3468 or Fax 0121-236 4230 or email

Visit our web site for a full rate card and other details.

Vidal Sassoon Trained FOR THAT 2011 HAIR STYLE

Ladies and Gents catered for

Studio 7, Style Works, 50/54 St Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 1QS. Tel: 0121 212 2231

Jakes of St. Pauls

06 Apr - 07 Apr - B’SPOKE: A popular & funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R’n’B classics. 10 Apr - LEE ROGERS & OZ McGOWAN: Piano & Guitar delight from these ex-Jeeps frontline with their interpretations of some songbook favourites 11 Apr - THE MANFREDS: As part of their “Hits Jazz & Blues” tour, original members, Paul Jones, Mike Hugg, and Tom McGuinness, are joined by Rob Townshend, Marcus Cliffe, and Simon Currie come together for a MANFREDS night out at the Jam House. A Manfreds’ live gig bursts with that quirky mix of rootsy rhythm & blues, solid gold pop, and jazz, brimming over with their trade mark hits such as “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, “5-4-3-2-1”, “Pretty Flamingo”, “Ha! Ha! Said the Clown”, “Mighty Quinn”, “Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James” and many, many more.

Why UHY? UHY Hacker Young (Birmingham) LLP is an ambitious and growing firm of chartered accountants located on Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter with offices across the UK. We offer a Professional, timely and appropriate service at competitive rates taking an avid interest in your business, as we are focused on helping you prosper.

What Services do we provide? • Sole Trader, Partnership, LLP & Limited Company Accounts; • Personal, Corporation Inheritance & Capital Gains Tax; • VAT Returns; • Company Incorporation & Management Accounts; • Solicitors Audit Reports; • Audit Services – Limited Companies & Charities; • Business & Tax Planning; • Company Payroll Schemes & PAYE; • Remote Accounting.

9-11 Vittoria Street – Birmingham – B1 3ND Tel: 0121 233 4799 Fax: 0121 233 4794 To speak to Malcolm Winston or Glenn Thomas from our Private Client Services team please call us or email Malcolm.Winston@uhybirmingham. or February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Recruitment Advertisements Recruitment


Do you run a business connected to Birmingham’s Jeweller Required

Due to the retirement of our jobbing jeweller, we have a vacancy in our upmarket independant family jeweller store in Coventry. Fine quality work a must with impeccable references. Fully equiped workshop, repairs, commissions and make ups undertaken. Apply to James Harrison, Director, Francis & Gaye Jewellers 02476 520040 or in writing to Unit 18 West Orchards shopping centre, Coventry CV11QX 44 The Hockley Flyer February 2012

Jewellery Quarter?

If so - you should be advertising in this very publication! An advertisement this Size (1/4 page) costs £32.00 + vat for one insertion, Reducing to £26.00 + Vat for 12 or more Consecutive insertions (mono). Phone the Advertising Manager on 0121-233 3468 or Fax 0121-236 4230 or email

Visit our web site for a full rate card and other details.


HOW TO BOOK AN ADVERTISEMENT: On-line Pay by credit card or PayPal and save money. By Post Use the order form and post to YBA Publications, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE. Headings: Business For Sale, Business Services, For Sale, Jewellery Services, Property, Vacancies, or Wanted. Deadline 25th of month preceding cover date. All Classified adverts cost £5.00 for up to 50 words maximum. (£2.50 per 50 words over that). Adverts can be repeated up to 12 issues at a cost of £3 per issue extra. Classifieds include VAT. Adverts will also appear on the web site ( for the same number of insertions. Small Ads are priced for all insertions, not each issue, and cost £12 per column centimetre for 12 insertions, £7.50 for 6 insertions, £4.50 for 3 insertions and £5.50 for 1 inseretion. Prices are per column centimetre, consecutive insertions only and are plus VAT.


for six consecutive insertions, or £36.00 for twelve consecutive insertions (Plus VAT)

Tel: 0121-233 3468

SWALLOW GARAGE – For all your vehicle repairs/MOT’S etc. 11 Well Street, Hockley, Birmingham B19 3BG. Tel: 0121 554 2830, Fax 0121 554 2830.


C P JEWELLERY Workshop. Are you waiting too long for your repairs, working jeweller, 25 years experience, secure premises, excellent turnaround, all work top quality, reliable service at excellent rates. Call Chris on 07871 584947.



ERIC GOODBY : 0121-233 2122 Or call in at:


Laser and TIG Welding Service

Welding all precious and non precious metals. From Jewellery to large vessels. One offs to production batches. Contact: Kevin Grey

07933 302557

Craddocks Jewellers Ltd (P. R. Craddock)

Antiques & Modern Jewellery Trade Watch Repairs. Efficient Service at Competitive Prices (35 Years Experience) 38 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6JY Telephone:

ALBION GOLD LLP Gold plating, pen plating and general finishing. Fast, reliable & secure service. No job to small/large, single items up to large runs. 15 years manufacturing experience. Car parking available. 0121 551 0777 or 07904 722390 Hockley Hill, Birmingham B18 5AN

Diamond Setting Co 13F Pitsford Street Birmingham B18 6LJ 0121 515 4293

0121 551 5300

BRETT OLAH Setting (All Aspects) Mounting Repairs Laser Welding Reliable, Quality Service

Tel: 07957 262556



for six consecutive insertions, or £36.00 for twelve consecutive insertions (Plus VAT)

Tel: 0121-233 3468 February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Classified Advertisements


Classified Advertisements


SUPERB CASTING EQUIPMENT Galloni FE-65 excellent casting £800 o.n.o. Furnace wax burnout superb Kilncars model “A” plus Eurotherm 818P temp control £1000. Vacuum pump Busch R50006 C/E plus tank and air inlet complete - fantastic- £1100. All supplied and maintained by Michael Williams. Precision equipment. Please contact:- Jack Thwaites. Tel: 01298 871999.


Do you run a business connected to Birmingham’s

Jewellery Quarter?

If so - you should be advertising in this very publication! A quarter page advert costs £32.00 + vat for one insertion, Reducing to £26.00 + Vat for 12 or more Consecutive insertions (mono). Phone the Advertising Manager on 0121-233 3468 or Fax 0121-236 4230 or email

Visit our web site for full details and advertising rate card.

THE JEWELLERY QUARTER Personalised Creative & Unique Gifts

Treatments and therapies offered by Beauty by Julie include: » Nail care including manicures and pedicures » Waxing » Specialist waxing » Eyelash extensions » Tanning » Facials » Massage » Treatments for men

Hockley Medical Practice Pharmacy 100 Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6DZ. Tel/fax: 0121 200 3148


Business hours: Mon-Fri - 8.45am to 6.30pm Sat - 9.00am to 1.00pm Sun - Closed


Personalised Canvasses Gifts for Him & Her Home Ideas Wedding Stationary & Cakes

59a Caroline Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B3 1UF Tel: 0121 285 0685 Email: Web:

ALL WORK and no play makes Jack a dull Boy! Come and join your local male voice choir. Te Birmingham Icknield M.V. C. Rehearsals every Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Grimshaw Room, St. Chad’s cathedral. Free secure parking in carpark in Shadwell St. No requirement to read music. We will teach you to sing. Contact Dave Ward on 0121 382 444. THE PEN Room Museum. Come, see, and learn about Birmingham’s domination of the making of Steel Pen Nibs in the 19th Century at The Argent Centre on Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HS. Tel: 0121 236 9834. Admission Free.

PROPERTY GOODMAN AND FINEMAN LIMITED (established over 40 years)

OFFICES, MUSIC STUDIOS, AND WORKSHOPS TO LET FROM £25.00 PER WEEK 1 month’s notice from Tenant accepted No Legal Fees Regent Place, Caroline Street, Regent Parade also Northwood Street

07836 579371 or 07976 265455 Website:

46 The Hockley Flyer February 2012




SILVERSMITH REQUIRED - We are currently seeking a full or part time silversmith to work at our Oldbury based factory. We offer competitve rates and good working conditions. Hours can be flexible. Please phone 0121-511-1475, or post your CV to Pegrex Ltd, Unit 1E, Pearsall Drive, Oldbury. B69 2RA

WANTED OLD WORKSHOP, factory and office items, steel and wooden filing cabinets, plan chests, lockers, desks, workbenches, stools, chairs, storage bins, industrial lighting, old patterns, Tote tins, trolleys, and old stock etc. Ring: 07860 307446.

Place your advert online directly with PayPal - visit and look for the classified page or the store!!!!

BULLION DEALERS • SMELTERS ASSAYERS • WHOLESALE JEWELLERY We are specialists in the recovery of Precious Metals for the Jewellery and Dental Trades, and we will buy scrap, lemel, sweeps etc in any form or quantity.

       

We buy Gold, & Silver, Hallmarked & Unhallmarked at the same rate. Premium Prices Paid for Surplus Jewellery Stock. Lemels, Sweeps and Polishings, including Dental Scrap. Fast turnaround 24hrs Lemels, 5 days Sweeps. Gold & Silver Solutions and Residues, Cyanide & Acid based. Fluxes, Pots & Crucibles, and other low grade materials. Free Collection or Free Insured Postal Service. Prompt payment by Cash, Cheque or T.T. FOR YOUR BULLION NEEDS WE SUPPLY

 Solders  Casting Grain  Tube  Sheet  Wire For a fast, efficient and confidential service call Dave or Steve on


43-45 SPENCER STREET, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM Fax: 0121 233 1470 Open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Friday

February 2012 The Hockley Flyer


Auction & Auction+ Maguire Jackson with leading regional agents have decided to run a series of monthly sales through 2012. Our next Auction will be held at the Motorcycle Museum in Solihull March 20th.

Auction & Auction+

With the average UK residential property, according to now being marketed on average for 241 days it is no wander auctions are becoming more popular for those wanting the satisfaction of a deďŹ nite sale. Please email philip@maguirejackson. com if you would like to meet our Auctioneer Charles Robinson & discussing putting your property into auction. Before you bid on a property at our auction sales we recommend you download the legal pack from the website:

t: 0121 634 1520 the name for exclusive city properties

Profile for Mark Haddleton

The Hockley Flyer  

Trade magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter February 2012, # 320

The Hockley Flyer  

Trade magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter February 2012, # 320