Grain Setting in Silver
Learn to set faceted stones using the ‘Grain’ setting technique. The class will really bring on your stone setting ability and add a new setting technique to your repertoire.
PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that all students complete the two day stone setting class and soldering masterclass before taking this class or that you are confident in the basic stone setting techniques of creating a rub over cabochon setting and ideally tube and gypsy settings too. As this is an advanced silver class and we recommend that students are familiar with silver jewellery making and are comfortable using hand tools in a workshop environment.
What you will learn on the class:
Introduction to the tools used for grain setting and where to buy them.
How to look after tools and how to sharpen setting tools
Faceted stones: selecting stones for grain setting and learning to assess the cut of a faceted stone
Raising grains. Practise raising a grain on copper sheet in order to set stones into the metal.
Cutting the metal and preparing the sheet for a row or square of stones
Positioning and setting the stones into metal
Students will produce a small square of grain set stones and row of grain set stones in a ring, with lots of opportunity to practise in base metal.
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 7.
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.
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x