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6 SKILLS PRESENTS: Stone Setting for Jewellery - Weekend Workshop
Sat 29 April 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
Gemstones have been used in jewellery for thousands of years, creating a colorful contrast to the metal in which they are set.
In this intensive weekend workshop students will basic stone setting techniques that will allow them to incorporate gems into their jewellery designs taking their work to the next level.
The two stone setting techniques covered in this class are:
• A simple rub over setting, which involves creating a bezel and encasing a cabochon-shaped stone. This is a key technique for setting stones suitable for all types of jewellery.
• A tab setting - prongs cut from a single piece of metal, then folded over to secure an object. No heat is required, so they’re perfect for holding stones or other non-traditional materials.
During the workshop the students will also learn about the different qualities and physical properties of a variety of popular gemstones and which types of stones are most suitable for particular settings.
All materials included. Students can bring their own cabochon stones to set however a variety of suitable stones will be provided.
Please note: This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to basic stone setting techniques however students will find it helpful to have some previous experience of fabricating silver jewellery, especially soldering.
9:30am - 4:30 pm with a break for lunch at 12:30pm. Lunch is not provided however there are sandwich shops in the vacinity of the hall.
SUPPORTED BY THE EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND CREATIVE SCOTLAND