Stone Setting Taster Class

£75
excl materials
silver ring with cabochon stone setting with a amethyst stone on a jewellery bench peg
  • Overview
  • Start Dates
  • Materials
  • Ability
  • Safety

Class Overview

Cabochon Stone Setting Taster Class

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.

Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
Class Tutor
Nerissa is the primary tutor & owner of Kingham Jewellery School.

Course Start Dates

Sat 19 Mar 2022
£75
10.00am - 4.00pm
1 day class

Packed lunches are recommended, teas and coffees are provided at the workshop throughout the day.
Sat 11 Jun 2022
£75
10.00am - 4.00pm
1 day class

Packed lunches are recommended, teas and coffees are provided at the workshop throughout the day.

Class Materials

Cabochon Stone Setting Taster Class

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.

Class Ability Level

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

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

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.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found here

 


 

Special arrangements for Covid-19

We have introduced a few new guidelines to make sure the workshop is clean and safe for everyone to use.

It is extremely important we all follow the guidelines set out here to minimise the risk to all of us and ensure the school can remain open.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You test positive for Covid-19.
  • You have been asked to isolate.

Please ensure the following

  • If you test positive for Covid-19 after attending a class please notify the school as soon as possible.
  • Hand washing or sanitising on arrival and throughout your class when necessary.
  • Please wear a face mask in line with current government guidance.
  • Keep all sanitiser sprays and pumps out of the way of naked flames.
  • Clean all shared equipment immediately after use.
  • At the end of your session clean all individual equipment, clean out your skin, (leather under bench ), of metal, blades and plastic and wipe down your chair.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own mask.
  • Your own apron.
  • Your own eye protection for drilling and polishing.
Course Start Dates
Upcoming courses
Sat 19 Mar 2022
10.00am
Sat 11 Jun 2022
10.00am

What will I learn?

  • How to saw
  • About annealing
  • How to form metal
  • About soldering
  • Techniques for setting a stone 
  • How to polish 
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