Introduction to Stone Setting 2 Day Course

Introduction to Stone Setting 2 Day Course

Duration: 2 Days

Price: £220

Run by: Jonathan Deer
at Jonathan Deer Jewellery

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About the Course

The 2 day stone setting course in Ely is the ideal way to further develop your skills in making silver jewellery, with a specific focus on basic rub-over stone settings. Within the two day course, you will have ample opportunity to explore various stone setting approaches and be able to take the skills away with you to further develop in your own making context.

The course is designed for those of you who have some basic knowledge of silver jewellery making and is ideal for people who have previously taken the one and two day silver jewellery courses with Jonathan Deer Jewellery. Unfortunately the course is not suitable for complete beginners.

The following topics are covered, with plenty of hands on to put into practice what we cover in the stone setting course:

- Introduction to stone setting options – the key techniques in stone setting
- Overview of stone options (semi-precious and precious gemstones)
- Useful tools and resources needed for stone setting
- Bezel setting for uniform round/oval cabachons
- Bezel setting for non-uniform shaped cabochons
- Basic Tube setting approaches (including making a ring/pendant to provide a base for a tube set)
- Flush setting

As all our classes cater for a maximum of three participants, you can be sure that you will have a more personalised experience and truly have the mentoring and guidance needed.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

You will be provided with all the basic materials needed to complete the course, including silver for a ring/pendant and tube/bezel strip/wire for setting. Practice stones are also provided (cubic zirconia and quartz).
Prior to the course I can arrange for the purchase of semi-precious/precious stones (prices according to stones selected), if you’d like to complete a project using stones you have chosen - please contact me directly for options and to discuss suitability of stones for specific projects.
During the two days I provide a light lunch and tea, coffee and homemade biscuits. 

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Such a wonderful teacher. 2 days learning so much about all aspects of stone setting. Great knowledge of techniques and so practical. Recommended to anyone wanting to start the journey of stone setting. I found the confidence to start working on my own pieces, thanks to Jonathan.

- - #11419

Absolutely loved this course. After doing the 2 day silver jewellery making course with Jonathan 3 weeks ago I was really excited to learn how to finish off my pieces with stones and it was even more rewarding than I'd expected. I came away with pieces of jewellery that I'd actually buy which felt like a great achievement. As before, Jonathan communicated everything so well, made sure to balance information with hands on practice, managed to split his time evenly between all 3 of us on the course and make sure we were ok with what we were doing at all times. Not to mention he kept us well fed and watered. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn the basics of stone setting.

- - #10419

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 11th January 2018
Saturday 13th January 2018
Saturday 19th May 2018
Saturday 18th August 2018
Saturday 20th October 2018

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