Stone setting is the craft of securely and accurately fixing stones and gems into jewellery. On this quite intensive workshop you have the chance to learn some basic silversmithing techniques, making a very simple ring. You will then set a number of stones into a silver setting suitable for mounting either on the ring or finishing as earrings or a pendant. Tutor Rebecca Lynch will take you step by step through the processes involved, making sure you end up with jewellery that will wow.
– Learn how to work a basic silver band.
– Find out about different styles of stone setting.
– Choose a stone from a selection provided.
– Learn how to make a setting for your stone.
– Set the stone and finish the piece.
Please note there is a £20 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Just yourself - all materials and tools will be provided.