Two courses in one!
Are you ready to further your skills in silver jewellery making? This intermediate level course has been designed based on feedback from learners ready to take their skills to the next level. We have been asked for stone setting courses that cover how to set irregular shaped cabochons as well as more advanced silver skills like making a spinner ring.
In this two course bundle, first learn to make spinner rings and domed silver earrings, charms or pendants in the intermediate silver jewellery class with Michelle Leaver.
Then develop your stone setting skills to set beautiful shaped cabochon stones such as teardrops/ pear shaped, squares, rectangles and more in the stone setting course with Hayley Kruger.
These two go perfectly together as a way to improve your silver jewellery techniques as well as learning how to add gemstones to your silver work.
Here are some examples of the beautiful designs you could make:
Please note, this is an intermediate level class and we recommend you take the Silver Jewellery Workshop and the Soldering Masterclass courses before completing these projects.
To make the spinner ring you need to have prior experience of soldering a silver ring. This project can be found in the Silver Jewellery Workshop.
Techniques covered include:
- Developing your bench-skills of sawing, soldering, filing and polishing
- Doming silver using a doming punch set
- Creating custom-fit bezel settings for teardrop and rectangle stones
- Making partial bezel settings for irregular stone shapes
- Setting the gemstone by hand
- Plus Michelle and Hayley's invaluable tips and troubleshooting
Michelle Leaver is a professional Jeweller who has successfully run her own business designing and making jewellery for over 25 years. She studied design at the London College of Fashion before specialising in Silversmithing and Enamelling at the London Guildhall University (now known as the London Metropolitan and formally known as Sir John Cass.)
She specalises in silversmithing, enamel and jewellery business support and is a regular and popular teacher at the London Jewellery School.
Hayley Kruger is a South African raised, London based designer with her own fashion jewellery label - Hayley Kruger Adornment.
After completing a degree in Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts, Hayley went on to design costume jewellery for many of the UK's High Street's most recognizable names such as Marks & Spencer, River Island, Morgan, Next and Lola Rose.
She is skilled in a vast range of jewellery making skills from traditional benchwork through to using leather, suede and mixed media. The inspiration behind her work stems from the vibrancy of the regions she has lived in and the strong personalities who have influenced her life.
She has received much acclaim with her work being exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and worn by a number of high-profile celebs.
Having always loved making things, whether they be craft, accessories or jewellery, alongside running her business, she regularly teaches at the London Jewellery School to help pass on some of her knowledge and passion for jewellery to others.
Start1. Course Introduction (1:08)
Start2. Teardrop Cabochon: Creating the Setting (18:10)
Start3. Soldering The Setting To a Backplate (11:52)
Start4. Setting the Stone (9:06)
Start5. Variation: Partial Bezel Setting (5:37)
Start6. Variation: Square Bezel Setting (21:07)
StartNOTES: Setting shaped cabochons
Start7. Well done on completing the course (1:48)
Rings by student Sandi Coryell
Left to right: Rosie Edridge and Kirsy Hambridge
Left to right: Rosie Edridge and Hayley Small