Advanced level

Stone Setting Course: Freeform & Angled Stones

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Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Stone Setting Course: Freeform & Angled Stones

A specialised stone setting course for setting freeform stones and working with mounts that require setting stones with complicated angles.

On our Stone Setting Course: Freeform & Angled Stones we provide hands-on training on how to set freeform stones and work with mounts that require setting stones with complicated angles. We’ll cover various techniques and provide guidance throughout the process. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from the workshop:

Introduction to Stone Setting

  • Basic terminology and concepts related to stone setting.
  • Overview of different stone setting styles and techniques.

Tools and Materials

  • Introduction to the tools and materials required for stone setting.
  • Explanation of their uses and importance in the process.

Freeform Stone Setting

  • Understanding the characteristics and unique challenges of freeform stones.
  • Techniques for measuring and planning settings for irregularly shaped stones.

Mount Making

  • Overview of mount making techniques for freeform stones.
  • Creating custom mounts that complement the shape and size of the stones.
  • Utilising various materials (e.g., metal, wire) for mount construction.

Setting Stones with Complicated Angles

  • Understanding the principles of setting stones with complex angles.
  • Demonstrations and practice sessions for setting stones with complicated angles.

Troubleshooting and Finishing

  • Identifying common issues and challenges during the stone setting process.
  • Strategies for troubleshooting and correcting mistakes.
  • Finalising the settings and achieving a clean finish.

Throughout the workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques demonstrated. We provide personalised guidance, answer your questions, and offer tips and tricks to enhance your stone setting skills.

We hope this workshop will provide you with valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in setting freeform stones and working with mounts that require complicated angles. Enjoy your learning experience and have fun exploring the world of stone setting!

Student Ability Level

This course is for experienced makers only with an intermediate to advanced level of competence. All our advanced courses are designed to further develop your skills. 

Student Age Requirements

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

The minimum age for students attending group bookings is school year 11, 15-16 years of age provided they are accompanied by fee paying adults. We do not offer group bookings solely for under 18’s.

Course Start Dates

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.

Fri 29 Sep 2023
10.00am – 12.30pm
8 weekly classes
The start date for this course has already passed

Course Materials

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

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.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Please leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own apron, to protect your clothes.
  • Packed lunches are recommended if your class runs for a full day.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You feel unwell.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.

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