Beginner level

Stone Setting Taster Class

£75
excl materials
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Stone Setting Taster Class

Learn how to make a silver ring with a cabochon stone setting.

On this one day course you will learn how to make a D section ring, hand fabricate a setting in fine silver and set a cabochon stone. This course is a great place to start if you have little to no silver jewellery making experience. You will be guided through the whole process and will take home a beautiful finished silver ring.

We run a very friendly and relaxed workshop, all our taster classes offer a gentle learning curve for beginners to start making silver jewellery and try something new. If you’re completely new to jewellery making and unsure if a beginner term might be too much of a time investment to find out if you enjoy working in silver, then a taster class is worth considering.

Student Ability Level

This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience making jewellery is necessary to enrol on this course.

Student Age Requirements

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

The minimum age for students attending group bookings is school year 11, 15-16 years of age provided they are accompanied by fee paying adults. We do not offer group bookings solely for under 18’s.

Course Start Dates

We update the schedule every 3 months, usually around half term once we have an idea of how many current students wish to continue into the following term. This helps us plan which courses we can run. If you don’t see any dates listed below it’s because there’s nothing in the schedule yet. The best way to find out when courses are updated is to subscribe to our newsletter.

Sat 27 Apr 2024
£75
10.00am – 4.00pm
1 day class

Packed lunches are recommended, teas and coffees are provided at the workshop throughout the day.
Sat 14 Oct 2023
£75
10.00am – 4.00pm
1 day class

Packed lunches are recommended, teas and coffees are provided at the workshop throughout the day.
The start date for this course has already passed

Class Materials

Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.

For a guide regarding the cost of the materials for this course the silver and 8mm purple amethyst size N ring pictured on the course page costs around £15.00. The price will vary depending on ring size and selected stone.

Students are welcome to supply their own gemstones provided they meet the project requirements. Stones must be round cabochons and no smaller than 6mm. If you already have stones but are unsure if they are suitable feel free to bring them along, your tutor will advise in class.

We receive a lot of enquiries about ‘sea glass’ for this course. This course covers the techniques that can be adapted to set sea glass, however we recommend you start with a regular shaped stone if this is your first time setting a stone.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;

  • Please listen to directions from your tutor to ensure you know how to use all the equipment safely and correctly.
  • Do not operate equipment you do not know how to use.
  • Covered footwear is required and absolutely no high heels.
  • Tie back long hair when using motorised equipment.
  • Please respect others and don’t interrupt students who are soldering, using the drill or any other equipment that could create a safety concern if the operator is distracted.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Please leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own apron, to protect your clothes.
  • Packed lunches are recommended if your class runs for a full day.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You feel unwell.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.

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Group Booking

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Group booking options are available for this course. Costs start at £225 for a minimum group size of 3 students.

Submit a group booking enquiry or head over to our group booking page for more details.

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