Learn how to tube set a faceted stone on an elegant silver ring on this one day taster class.
You will learn how to make a square or round section ring with a tube setting for a faceted stone. Our taster courses are a great place to start if you have little to no silver jewellery making experience. You will be guided through the whole process and take home a beautiful finished silver ring with a faceted stone setting.
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 then a taster class is worth considering.
Faceted stones have flat planes cut into the surface known as facets. A well-crafted geometrical arrangement of facets will reflect light both internally and externally, maximising the brilliance and fire of the stone.
The graphic below shows the anatomy of a brilliant cut. If you wish to supply your own stone it must look like this.
This course is suitable for beginners. No previous jewellery making experience is necessary to enrol on this course.
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.
Silver and 1 stone is included in the cost of the course, either semi-precious or Cubic Zirconia.
Semi-precious stones available include; peridot, amethyst, sky blue topaz and citrine. We also stock a selection of Cubic Zirconia in various colours. Cubic Zirconia are a good stone to practice with, they are easier to work with for a beginner as they are calibrated, hard and less prone to damage.
If you would like to supply your own gemstone it must be a round faceted 4.5mm stone. If your gemstone does not meet these exact requirements it is not suitable for this class.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;
A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.
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.
Although this course isn’t currently timetabled it is still available as a group booking.
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