Faceted Stone Setting Taster Class

£75
incl materials
Faceted stone setting on a silver ring
  • Overview
  • Start Dates
  • Materials
  • Ability
  • Safety

Course Overview

Faceted Stone Setting Taster Class

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.

What are faceted stones?

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.

Anatomy of a brilliant cut stone

 

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

Course Start Dates

Sat 21 May 2022
£75
10.00am - 3.00pm
1 day class

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

Course Materials

Faceted Stone Setting Taster Class

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.

Course 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 21 May 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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