Advanced Stone Setting
Advanced Stone Setting
The Advanced Stone Setting course is for professional jewellers looking to tick all boxes the world of stone setting, adding almost every technique to their already impressive skillset. On both days there will be an in-depth and thorough look at each style. Extensive tutorials will give you an opportunity to watch a true master at work, before you turn your own hands to your new-found skills. Plenty of time and guidance is on hand, however further practice in your own surroundings is most definitely recommended.
Day 1: Micro Claw Setting (Castle & Fishtail)
Description of tools required for micro claw
Preparation and maintenance of tools
Learn to micro claw with decorative finish (fishtail setting)
Continue micro claw using split claw technique (castle setting)
Day 2: Channel Setting
Description of tools required for channel setting
Learn preparation and maintenance of tools
Learn to channel set round stones
Learn to channel set square stones
From attending both days consecutively, you will come away with a fantastic understanding of advanced stone setting that will lead to the further development of your designs and technical ability. Or you can just attend one of the days if you can not commit to the two. Please select to attend both days or select Saturday or Sunday below.
The class is limited to 8 students per class to ensure key concepts are covered and to give maximum one-to-one tuition. You will be shown all the necessary methods to harness the techniques, however please be aware that a certain amount of continual repetition will be required post class to hone the skills. Practice makes perfect!
Vanilla Ink Studios promotes and supports the jewellery sector in Scotland, with the core aim to educate, inspire and empower the industry.
We will provide all the necessary materials and tools needed. You will each have your own bench where we have access to all hand tools, but do feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE PURCHASING
Please note that you need to have an outstanding understanding of jewellery making. A vast knowledge of all jewellery techniques is required. Good eyesight is essential in order to complete this course, please ensure you bring your own glasses or optivisors. You will not manage this course without them. This is for jewellers who have already completed our Intermediate Stone Setting or equivalent. Please do not sign up unless you have. We reserve the right to check if you have the necessary skills or refuse attendance on this course. While this may seem harsh, experience tells us that under-qualified students can quickly be left behind and affect those at a suitable level. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April
10am - 6pm Daily
Tutor: Scott McIntyre
Vanilla Ink Jewellery School
19 Argyle Court
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
All prices are inclusive of VAT
Students must be 16 years+
Good eyesight and hand dexterity is a must.
Please read our full Terms and Conditions.