Stone Setting Taster Class

£75.00
excl materials

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1 day class

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silver ring with cabochon stone setting with a amethyst stone on a jewellery bench peg
  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • 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.

It’s a very friendly and relaxed workshop and is a great starting point for working in silver. Our taster classes are an ideal way to try something new and see if you enjoy it, we’re sure you will!

Class Schedule

Cabochon Stone Setting Taster Class

This is a 6 hour 1 day taster class starting at 10am with a half hour lunch break around 1pm. Packed lunches are advised and can be eaten at the workshop. Currently we are unable to provide teas and coffees so feel free to bring your own flask of your favourite hot beverage.

We usually run several taster classes throughout the year if our schedule permits. View all Taster Classes.


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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.

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 16 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to directions to ensure you know how to use all the equipment correctly. To ensure your safety do not operate equipment you do not know how to use. Please ensure you have covered footwear and no high heels. You will need to 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.

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.

Timetabled

Next Course Date

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Who is my class tutor?

Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer

Nerissa Parker

Nerissa is the primary tutor & owner of Kingham Jewellery School.

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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Group Booking

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

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Stone Setting Taster Class

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Stone Setting Taster Class

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One day and Taster classes usually run two or three times a year provided there are enough attendees. Currently there are no plans to run Beginner evening terms.