Introduction to Setting Faceted Stones. A workshop with Jenny Macdonald 2.0

Workshop  /  Making   Technics  /  22 Jul 2024  -  24 Jul 2024
Published: 27.05.2024

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A stone setting course to learn various techniques like tube setting, flush setting, and grain setting. You'll learn theory, tool preparation, basic gemmology, and practical skills for each method. Get ready to unlock your precision in jewelry making!
Price: £375.00
3-Day Course: 22 – 24 July 2024, from 10 am – 4 pm
Please read the Terms & Conditions before booking the course.

The course will cover:
  • A theoretical overview of a range of different types of stone settings.
  • Identifying and preparing the correct tools for the job.
  • Basic gemmology - principles, properties, and tips to help choose your gems.
  • Practical skills for tube setting round facetted gems.
  • Practical skills for flush setting round facetted gems.
  • Basic skills for getting started with grain setting.

Who is this course for?
This course is recommended for those who already have some jewelry-making skills and wish to add new skills for traditional settings to their repertoire. You will gain theoretical knowledge for a range of different types of stone settings and cover some basic gemmology. There will be practical demonstrations of tube setting and flush setting and students will practice these skills under the guidance of the tutor. The basics of raising grains (beads) will be explored, making this an ideal course for either a beginner who is working towards pave-setting diamonds or jewellery designers who would benefit from a clearer understanding of the processes used by professional setters for the manufacture of their own designs.

About the tutor
Jenny Macdonald is a teacher, maker, and artist. She has taught for many years across art and design disciplines: illustration; ceramics; graphic design; life drawing and predominantly jewelry-making. She had worked as a product designer supplying outlets including Harrods, Paul Smith, The Natural History Museum, and Sony Records, before returning her focus to creating bespoke precious pieces for her individual clients. Her passion for teaching has remained a constant throughout her creative pursuits.

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Setting faceted stones process.
Setting faceted stones process

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Setting faceted stones process.
Setting faceted stones process

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