Stone Setting in Silver (2 Days)
This class runs for two consecutive days. Take a look above to see examples of what can be made on this class. These images are of students and tutors work.
PREREQUISITE: This course is designed for people with some silversmithing experience. Students are expected to be confident at basic silversmithing skills, especially soldering. It is a prerequisite that all students have taken our soldering masterclass or equivalent elsewhere within the last year, before undertaking this Class.
This is an intensive two day class where you will learn a range of stone settings which will really take your work in silver jewellery to the next level.
The main stone settings covered in this class include:
A simple rub over setting, which involves creating a bezel and encasing a cabochon-shaped stone. This is a key technique for setting stones and is very useful to add to your repertoire of skills as it allows you to set a range of natural stones in a range of sizes.
A tube setting, a simple yet effective technique for neatly setting usually small stones into silver tube. A great contrast to the rub over setting and adds a new dimension to your jewellery.
Flush setting or gypsy setting is a neat way of setting your stones into the metal, which still allows a flat finish to the piece so that your stone is well protected. Again this adds a new design element to your pieces.
During the course, the tutor will also be talking about the qualities of different popular stones and considerations when setting them. All the materials including stones and silver will be provided.
This class is very intensive so come prepared. Your work will really move on in leaps and bounds, you’re sure to be pleased with your progress.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. However, if you want to bring some of your own stones you can and the tutor will advise as to whether these are suitable for use in this class. If not, then we can always give advise on how they can be used in future.
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.
What some of our students have said about this class
'A great practical course - very intensive but happy to have learnt four new techniques and finished four complete pieces' -Penny Akester
'Great class, with very small class size, allowing plenty of one-on-one tuition. Over the two days I have learnt so much and love the jewellery that I have managed to make in this time' -Sarah Jackline
'I loved it and will be back for the advanced stone setting after a little practice - excellent class with real results' -Caroline Jones
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