Advanced Stone Setting

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Advanced Stone Setting

350.00

24th & 25th March
Saturday & Sunday
10am - 6pm
Tutor: Scott McIntyre

The course will be led by Master Goldsmith, Scott McIntyre. With nearly 23 years of experience in the jewellery trade, Scott has created amazing pieces for a wide and varied number of workshops across Glasgow and Edinburgh. A passion for the passing on of skills and heritage is deep-rooted within Scott’s working ethos. He intends to use the methods he has honed over time to ensure that each student leaves his department with a far greater knowledge of jewellery making. He is the Director of the Vanilla Ink Jewellery School and Head Goldsmith.

The Advanced Stone Setting course is for jewellers looking to tick all boxes the world of stone setting, adding almost every technique to their already impressive skillset. On both days there will be an in-depth and thorough look at each style. Extensive tutorials will give you an opportunity to watch a true master at work, before you turn your own hands to your new-found skills. Plenty of time and guidance is on hand, however further practice in your own surroundings is most definitely recommended.

Itinerary

Day 1: Micro Claw Setting

  • Description of tools required for micro claw
  • Preparation and maintenance of tools
  • Learn to micro claw with decorative finish
  • Continue micro claw using split claw technique

Day 2: Channel Setting

  • Description of tools required for channel setting
  • Learn preparation and maintenance of tools
  • Learn to channel set round stones
  • Learn to channel set square stones

From attending both days consecutively, you will come away with a fantastic understanding of advanced stone setting that will lead to the further development of your designs and technical ability. The class is limited to 8 students per class to ensure key concepts are covered and to give maximum one-to-one tuition. You will be shown all the necessary methods to harness the techniques, however please be aware that a certain amount of continual repetition will be required post class to hone the skills. Practice makes perfect!

Vanilla Ink Studios promotes and supports the jewellery sector in Scotland, with the core aim to educate, inspire and empower the industry.

We will provide all the necessary materials and tools needed. You will each have your own bench where we have access to all hand tools, but do feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE PURCHASING

Please note that you need to have an OUTSTANDING UNDERSTANDING of jewellery making. A VAST KNOWLEDGE of ALL jewellery techniques is required. Good eyesight is ESSENTIAL in order to complete this course, please ensure you bring your own glasses or optivisors. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MANAGE THIS COURSE WITHOUT THEM. This is for jewellers who have ALREADY COMPLETED OUR INTERMEDIATE STONE SETTING WEEKEND OR EQUIVALENT. Do not even CONSIDER signing up unless you have. We reserve the right to check if you have the necessary skills or refuse attendance on this course. While this may seem harsh, experience tells us that under-qualified students can quickly be left behind and affect those at a suitable level. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

**please note classes may be cancelled 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.**

Vanilla Ink Jewellery School
Mercat House
19 Argyle Court
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND

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