Setting Small Gemstones Course

£195
excl materials
Setting small gemstones
  • Overview
  • Start Dates
  • Materials
  • Ability
  • Safety

Course Overview

Setting Small Gemstones Course

Working with small stones can be challenging. On this course you will be working with pre formed and handmade tube to develop your skills to make setting for smaller stones simpler. This allows for designs which incorporate multiple small stones. This course will cover both rub over and claw type settings.

We will also look at how to use a Dremel or other flexi-shaft drills for preparing settings for stones and polishing.

Students will be encourage to explore their own design ideas and create something unique to them using different size and shaped stones.

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

Course Start Dates

Sorry, there are no dates scheduled for this course at the moment.

Course Materials

Setting Small Gemstones Course

Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.

We will be working with gemstones 6mm and smaller. Gemstone shapes include round, oval, square, baguette and triangular. You will be designing your own pieces to make on this course and part of that processes will be sourcing some of your own materials.

Course Ability Level

Setting Small Gemstones Course

This Improver course allows students to develop skills garnered on other Improver courses. This class is a great option if you have attended courses else where. You will need to know how to anneal and solder confidently. Contact us if you require a skill level assessment.

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
Not Timetabled

What will I learn?

  • How to set a stone
  • How to make tubes
  • Working with pre made tubes
  • Sawing with precision techniques
  • How to join multiple stone settings
  • About soldering with precision
  • Precise measuring techniques
  • Finishing & polishing techniques
  • Using a drill with a flexi-shaft
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