Stone Setting: Collet Setting

Learn two intermediate ways to set diamond shaped stones into metal: Collet and Crown

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Learn how to stone-set faceted stones in a silver or metal collet in this wonderful intermediate-advanced stone setting 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 make two key settings from start to finish:

1. Collet Setting: learn how to make your own collet setting to fit your gemstones

2. Crown Setting: learn how to adapt your collet setting into a crown setting.

All of these techniques take time and practice and in this in-depth video course we have 5 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 comprehensive video lessons, guiding you through all the techniques, tips and tricks to perfecting your stone setting
  • 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 working with silver and setting stones. 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. And if you are new to stone setting I recommend taking the 'stone setting in silver' before this course too.

Your Instructor


Hayley Kruger
Hayley Kruger

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

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

Tools

  • Bench peg
  • Piercing saw and blade/s
  • Wax to lubricate saw blade
  • Flat file
  • 17 degree Collet block/former and punch
  • Needle files
  • Square bezel pusher
  • Steel burnisher
  • Rawhide hammer/mallet
  • Paper and pen
  • Pair of compasses
  • Calipers
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Doubled sided tape/glue/spray mount
  • Pliers set - snipe nosed, round nosed and D shaped
  • Sand paper - 240 grit
  • torch
  • Firing brick
  • Bowl for quenching
  • Reverse action tweezers
  • Flux
  • Safety glasses
  • Stone setting burr (used an 8mm burr in this project for an 8mm stone)
  • Pendant motor or Dremel with flex shaft attachment (ensure you read the instructions and safety guidelines before using) or a pin vice
  • 3 in 1 oil or olive oil
  • Hand clamp
  • Optivisor

Materials

Project 1: Basic collet

  • Fine silver sheet - 0.5mm or 0.7mm
  • Hard solder
  • 8mm round gemstone

Project 2: Crown setting

  • Fine silver sheet - 0.5mm or 0.7mm
  • Doubled sided tape/glue/spray mount
  • Hard solder

Suppliers

To help you source any new tools or materials, you can find a list of worldwide jewellery suppliers here

As a Jewellers Academy member you will have access to all of these courses.

Student Work...

See some beautiful pieces made using this course.

Martha Schmidt


We look forward to welcoming you on the course and seeing your new creations soon.

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