Collet Setting in Silver
Learn to set stones in a 'collet'.
This class will really bring on your stone setting skills and will add a new setting technique to your repertoire. Students will make a ring with a collet setting to take away with them and be able to create settings for different sized stones. This is a perfect follow on from our two day stone setting course.
PREREQUISITE: All students are required to have completed the the two day stone setting class and soldering masterclass before taking this class or equivalent classes elsewhere.
You need to be confident in the basic stone setting techniques of creating a rub over cabochon setting and ideally tube and gypsy settings too.
What you will learn on the class:
Assessing a stone for collet setting
Types of collets (shapes and styles)
Measuring and building a collet setting from sheet silver
Preparing the setting using burrs and setting tools
Soldering the finished mount
Setting the stone
Variations may include decorative collets such as crown setting.
Can't find what you are looking for in one of our regular classes? You can book private tuition days with our tutors in our studio that are tailor made to your specific learning requirements. Click here for full information on private tuition.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.