Develop your stone setting skills with this 1-day intensive Grain Setting course...
Grain setting is a technique where the faceted stones are set in the metal close together giving the illusion of a band of stones.
Learning this technique will really bring on your stone setting ability and add a new setting technique to your repertoire.
What you will learn:
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
As part of your practice you will produce a small square of grain set stones and arow of grain set stones in a ring with lots of opportunity to practise in base metal.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an advanced level masterclass so we recommend that you have completed our two day stone setting classand the soldering masterclass (or equivalent)before enrolling on this class. You will need to be confident in the basic stone setting techniques of creating a rub over cabochon setting and ideally tube and gipsy settings too.
We also 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.