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.
This Improver course develops your silver jewellery making skills further after completing one of our beginner terms. This course is also a good option if you have attended courses elsewhere and have a good foundation in silver jewellery making. You will need to know how to anneal and solder confidently. Contact us if you have any questions regarding your skill level.
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.
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.
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.