Learn to channel set stones - a beautiful advanced technique!
Channel setting is a technique to set multiple stones along a strip of material, e.g. across a pendant or around a ring.
This class will really expand your stone setting ability and add a new setting technique to your repertoire.
You will make a channel set ring with at least 1 stone set in it to take away you and will be able to create channel settings for different sized stones.
What you will learn:
How to assess a stone for channel setting
How to prepare the silver to create the channel
Preparing the setting using burrs and setting tools and cutting the seat
Setting the stone
Finishing to setting to a professional finish
This is an advanced level masterclass so we recommend a minimum level of skill before you enrol so that you can get the most out of this class. You should have completed the two day stone setting classandsoldering masterclass or equivalent and should be confident in the basic stone setting techniques of creating a rub over cabochon setting and ideally tube and gipsy 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.
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.