Learn how to stone-set in this comprehensive beginner-intermediate level course.
Stone setting is a wonderful technique for jewellers to learn that enables you to add colourful semi-precious or even precious gemstones to your metalwork.
Our experienced tutor Hayley Kruger, will guide you through how to create a channel setting from start to finish
The techniques you'll learn on this course take time and practice and in this in-depth video course we have three lessons to guide you through the process which you can re-watch as many times as you like to perfect the skills and master the techniques
If you love gemstones or want to add a new dimension to your work this is the perfect course to take your collections and skills to the next level.
What Will You Get?
- Lifetime access to this channel setting course as well as the collet setting course
- Downloadable course notes to work alongside the videos
- Access to our supportive community of jewellers and tutors to help you at every stage of the process
- Access to the videos 24/7 - you can stop, pause, rewind and replay as much as you like
- Excellent close-up shots to see what is happening in each step so you don't miss a thing
This course is suitable for jewellers who have some experience of the basics of soldering and piercing metal and stone setting. if you are new to silversmithing we would recommend taking the 'Silver Jewellery Workshop' and ideally the 'Soldering Masterclass' first, in order to make the most of this course. It is suitable for those new to stone setting as well as anyone who has done some setting and would like to further their skills and knowledge.
Hayley is a bench jeweller with over 20 years of experience. She runs her own company making and selling high-end bespoke jewellery.
She has taught at the London Jewellery School for 8 years and also teaches workshops from her own studio. Having been a mentor on the London Jewellery School Diploma for a number of years she is experienced at working with students and has a great capacity to support them on their journey to professional silver and gold jewellery making.
My main focus now is dividing my time between creating bespoke and commissioned pieces for private clients, as well as consulting small jewellery business on ranges, design and production. And of course I love being a tutor for Jewellers Academy and various other organisations and community groups.
Believing in myself and pushing myself to learn and grow even when the hurdles seem so high. As a result I was invited to show my work at the Victoria and Albert Museum, I have been published in Vogue, Stylist and Marie Claire to name a few. And I was invited to be an ambassador for Triumph Lingerie's Women in Making campaigns 2013 and 2014.
Colour is my main source of inspiration, and no matter how hard I try to use muted colours, a flash of bright fuchsia or some tropical hue always seems to find is way into my work. Recently I have found myself drawn back to my roots by being drawn to traditional techniques and skills.
Hayley's website: www.hayleykruger.com
Tools and Materials
- Jewellers saw
- Saw blades
- Wax to lubricate saw blade
- Needle files including flat and triangular
- Flat jewellery file
- Tweezers (for stone setting)
- Bearing burr (note: bearing burr should be 1.5 or 2mm. They shouldn't be big enough to touch or damage the opposite side of the setting)
- Disc cutter burr
- Pendant motor
- Firing brick
- Third hand and tweezers
- Bowl for quenching
- Reverse action tweezers
- Tweezers or brush for applying solder
- Hard solder and easy solder
- Jewellers pickle
- Safety glasses
- Square pusher (stone setting)
- Steel block
- Steel burnisher
- Parallel pliers
- 2 x 4mm square stones
- Sterling silver sheet - 1mm thick
- Hard solder and easy solder
To help you source tools and materials, we have a list of worldwide jewellery suppliers here. We recommend you watch through the whole course before purchasing any additional tools and materials to ensure you get what you need for the project you have in mind.
We look forward to welcoming you on the course and seeing your new creations soon.