Stone setting for jewellery with Sarah Macrae

Jewellery

Ref: S1D11393

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About this course

Make a silver ring with a single cabochon or faceted stone as you learn the basic skills to create jewellery.

Course Description

Learn to make a simple silver ring with a single cabochon or faceted stone as you learn about the basic tools and processes used to create original jewellery.

If you would like to try making a piece of jewellery as a beginner or if you have a little experience and would like to learn to set a stone then this one day course would be interesting for you. You will learn about the basic tools and processes to make a silver ring and then to learn to set either a cabochon or faceted stone in a simple tube setting. The day will take you through the basic skills of sawing, filing, annealing, soldering, polishing and simple setting and will inspire you to want to learn more about this fascinating discipline.

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

Included

  • Silver for ring and setting, consumables (saw blades, solder, abrasives etc).

What students need to bring

  • An apron
  • Shoes that cover your feet (no sandals or flip flops or high heels)
  • Something to tie your hair back with, if it is long

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Silver can be purchased from the College Shop which stocks a range of sheet, wire, rod, tube and findings. These will be available in set sizes and lengths suitable for a wide range of projects.
  • Available from tutor:
  • The tutor will bring a selection of 4mm cabochon and faced stones to buy for between £1–£7.
The course fee includes the cost of providing the silver required for the specific project set by the tutor. Please note that if there is a dramatic change in the price of silver, there may be an extra charge (or refund if the price goes down!). Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals. You may need safety boots, if specified above.

Tutors

Sarah Macrae

Sarah graduated Brighton Polytechnic in 1981 and has combined her studio practice as a jeweller with teaching part time. A member of The Designer Jewellers Group, she has exhibited at the Barbican Arts Centre (London) for the last twenty eight years. In 2000 Sarah was invited to write an introduction to Jewellery for Crowood Press and she features in several youtube videos. Sarah's work can be seen on Facebook and Instagram.

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