This three day course with professional stone setter Stephen Barnett explores setting different shaped stones into both rub-over and claw settings. Each day focuses on one shape of setting, progressing to harder shapes on each occasion – day 1: setting brilliant cut stones into round rub-over and claw set castings, day 2: setting princess cut stones into square rub-over and claw set castings and day 3: setting marquise cut stones into rub-over and claw set castings.
By the end of the three days students will go home with the knowledge and confidence to be able to set stones to a professional standard using both burrs and traditional scorpers. These three setting shapes will give students a level of skill that will be applicable to all commonly used stone shapes.
The rub-over collets are mounted on bands that students can then convert into a set of stacking rings if they wish. The claw set collets are cast with jump rings attached and at the end of the course these can form either a three-tier necklace or be used as individual pendants.
All tools, consumables, silver castings an CZ gemstones are included in the course fee.
Please note this course focuses on the setting of stones only, using pre-made collets.
Dates: Saturdays 22nd February, 21st March and 4th April (all three dates booked as one course)
Tutor: Stephen Barnett
£360 per person (includes silver castings and CZs)
Intermediate/advanced - suitable for those with a good amount of experience in jewellery making