We’ve been working hard to reconfigure our studio for a safe return to studying. We are adhering to the government guidelines and our Risk Assessment will shortly be published on our website. We have developed new protocols for students and staff to adhere to which will be emailed to all students before their first class.
Stone setting is an exciting part of jewellery making and can bring colour and interest to any piece. On this introduction to stone setting workshop, you will be taken through the steps to creating a beautiful piece of jewellery, featuring a semi-precious cabochon stone set in sterling silver. On the day you’ll be able to select a cabochon from our beautiful range of stones which is included in the price.
To create your bezel setting (also known as a rub-over setting) you will learn a variety of skills and techniques such as saw piercing, soldering, measuring, filing, and polishing. We will then show you how to turn your setting into a necklace that you can proudly wear away at the end of the day.
During the course you will also have the opportunity to try a tab setting – prongs cut from a single piece of metal, then folded over to secure an object. No heat is required, so they’re perfect for recreating at home to hold stones or other non-traditional materials.
What to bring:
We’ll provide all the things you’ll need to make your necklace including tools and silver. However, if you want to make a particularly long or large necklace, extra materials will be charged (at cost price). You are also welcome to bring your own stone however it should be a cabochon stone – flat on the underside and no smaller than a 5 pence piece.
Please bring along glasses if you need them and wear appropriate clothing for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. If you have long hair please wear it up. If you are the type of person who prefers arm yourself with some knowledge ahead of time then we have prepared a Pinterest board filled with stone setting information and inspiration just for you!
9:30-4:30 with a break for lunch. Lunch is not provided but you can bring a lunch to eat in the studio or we can advise you of nearby places to buy lunch. Refreshments provided.
**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to events outside of our control or lack of attendees. If this occurs you will be notified before the class is due to commence and offered a choice between a replacement class or a full refund of your fees**