Peter Keep Bead and Star Stonesetting Masterclasses



Bead and Star are very popular setting styles used in fine jewellery today presenting a jeweller with a specific set of challenges to get right. Peter has many years experience training apprentices and jewellers in Australia and is visiting the UK to share his tried and true teaching method for these setting styles. If you are interested in learning these techniques but have little or no experience, then this is a fantastic introduction and intensive day of practice for you with an expert instructor. During the course you will be introduced to all the unpinning principles and pitfalls you may encounter when cutting and setting these styles. This includes best practices in metal thickness ratios, getting the spacing and geometry right, what tools are needed and how to clean up effectively after setting. Please note this is a setting course - you will not be fabricating. As part of the course you will be given a setting pack including practice blanks, cubic zircons to practice on the day. Peter will have other of his specially made up setting packs available for purchase for further practice at home. Rachel Hearne Jewellery School is a fully equipped jewellery studio meaning you will need to bring a minimal amount of tools (gravers, burrs and bits) with you. Tool list TBC. Please arrive 15 min before the start of class. More detailed on tool list will be emailed before the class. 10-4pm The Studio 3rd Floor 7-9 Glassworks Lancaster LA1 1NZ By booking you agree to our Terms and Conditions

What's included in the price?

A practice blank and CZ stones to practice will be provided as well as refreshments. A tool list will be provided about 1 month before course.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Rachel Hearne has been a designer goldsmith jeweller for over 23 years and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She offers one to one tuition and specialist workshop classes from her purpose built fully equipt studio Rachel Hearne Jewellery School in Lancaster UK. She was lecturer of Jewellery and Silversmithing Nelson and Colne College, Cumbria Adult Learning and Lancashire Adult Learning teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced students for over 14 years giving her experience in teaching all abilites and ages.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Intermediate level
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7-9, Chapel Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1NZ