Basic Stone Setting Weekend

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Basic Stone Setting Weekend

240.00

26th & 27th August 2017
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 6pm
Tutor: Scott McIntyre

The course will be led by Scott McIntyre, Scott has over 21 years of experience in the trade, working in a variety of workshops in Glasgow and Edinburgh. In his career, he has picked up an extensive skill-set from these various places and worked tirelessly to ensure he’s at the very top of his game where he has received a high level of intense training. He is the director of the Vanilla Ink Jewellery School and lead Goldsmith.

Price of the class includes all materials, tools, stones and lunch per day.

The basic stone setting course is for jewellers wanting to enhance their skills in setting starting with the simplest of settings. Each day you will learn how to do each setting in depth, however practice does make perfect. 

Day 1: Bezel Setting

During this class you will learn to set a round stone within a tube bezel, learn to build a tube bezel and learn to build a bezel setting with a bearer wire. 

Day 2: Claw Setting

You will learn to build and set a double gallery, 4 claw setting for both a round and square stone. You will also be shown how to remove the stone and re-tip a claw.

From attending both days consecutively or one of the days, you will come away with a good understanding of basic stone setting that will lead to development of your designs and technical ability. The class is limited to 6 students per class to ensure key techniques are covered and to give maximum one-to-one tuition. You will be shown all the necessary techniques to harness the techniques, however please be aware that a certain amount of continual practice will be required post class to hone the skills. Practice makes perfect!

Vanilla Ink Studios promotes and supports the jewellery sector in Scotland and are keen to up-skill and share knowledge.

Vanilla Ink will be providing lunch each day along with all the necessary materials and tools needed. You will each have your own bench where we do have access to hand tools but do feel free to bring your own, a list will be given a few days before the class.

Please note that you need to have a good understanding of jewellery making (soldering and saw piercing is essential) and good eyesight in order to take this course, this is for people with basic knowledge of stone setting skills. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 

Vanilla Ink Studios
Mercat House
19 Argyle Court
Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND

**please note classes may be canceled due to lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled**

If you can not attend the class but someone you know can take your place then please let us know ahead of the class, we can only refund the class if there is at least 3 days notice.

We look forward to welcoming you to the course.

What others have said about the class;

"The class was a good size so I felt like I got all the support I needed with my work. I thought that the timings of the workshop was really good. It was great to follow each process though, step by step."

"I liked having a group of jewellers all doing the class together so we can discuss our mistakes and achievements in a comfortable environment."

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