Jewellery Masterclass: Stone Setting

Learn the basic techniques of setting precious and semi-precious stones in metal.

Who is this course for

Learn the basic techniques of setting gemstones in metal

This course is aimed at intermediate and advanced students who have a basic knowledge of jewellery making and want to learn basic stone-setting.
This course is not for complete beginners.

What does this course cover

Students will learn how to make a rub-over setting and set a cabochon cut stone.

Students are encouraged to keep notebooks, thus developing a greater sense of design with each finished piece.

Be able to design and plan all the necessary steps to make a basic piece of jewellery with a stone setting

What will it be like

One-to-one dialogue, group discussion, tutor example, explanation and demonstration. Handouts will also be available, and a selection of books and jewellery magazines.
Continuous evaluation is an integral part of the course. This is achieved through one-to-one discussions between the tutor and the student. Group discussions will take place during and at the end of the course.

What else do you need to buy or do

A round cabochon cut stone, ideally 7mm - 15mm diameter but not smaller then 5mm diameter. The college will provide some brass and copper. Students can use silver, gold, precious or semi-precious stones, Each student receives notes about where to buy materials, in consultation with the tutor. The tutor will give notes of where to buy all these. Cost varies on project undertaken.

Some suppliers:

- Cookson Exchange Findings, 49 Hatton Garden, London EC1N, 020 7400 6500, Internet

- Bellore, 39 Greville street London EC1N 8PJ, 020 704 3220,

- Kernowcraft, Bolingey, Perranporth, Cornwall TR6 0DH, 01872 573888 (Mail order service)

Continually look at all kinds of jewellery, art and design objects as well as drawing and recording
your ideas i.e. keeping a sketchbook or scrapbook.

Please be aware that you will need to wear appropriate clothing or apron as this class takes place in a studio space and the college cannot be held responsible for any damage to items worn in it.
Closed shoes need to be worn at all times when participating in a jewellery class.

What this course could lead to

Continue to make more of your own jewellery, join other art and craft courses at the Mary Ward centre and elsewhere. Foundation or Pre-foundation in art and design.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’