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COVID-19

Due to Stage Three Restrictions in Regional Victoria and Stage Four Restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne, workshops scheduled until Wednesday 16 September 2020 have been postponed. If you are booked in for a workshop during this time, we will be contacting you to transfer you into another workshop at a date later this year or in the first half of 2021.

Feel free to contact Bec via email or call 0457 700 070 if you would like to discuss or have any questions.

We are following advice from the Australian Government in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your safety and wellbeing is our highest priority. 

Visit the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, for more information on symptoms and how to protect yourself against COVID-19.

 

Stone setting workshops

We offer several stone setting workshops. These are all intermediate workshops, and you must have completed the Intensive Beginners Jewellery Making Short Course, the Silver Ring Workshop, the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop or completed a basic jewellery class with another school before signing up to any of these classes. 

Setting is great fun and quite addictive. More advanced setting takes years to learn, but there are some styles of setting that you can master without years of study. 

These workshops below will teach you three very different styles of setting. There will be more setting classes coming soon. 

STONE SETTING WORKSHOP $490 (One and a half days, includes lunch on the full day)

Learn to create a made-to-measure sterling silver ring band and bezel set a cabochon stone in this stone setting course. We work with sterling silver in the workshop or for an additional fee you can make your ring from gold. You learn to make the entire piece, including the ring band, which will fit your finger perfectly, so you will be able to wear your ring home after the workshop. 

Please note: this gemstone setting class is of an intermediate level, you must have completed the Silver Ring Workshop, the Intensive Beginners Jewellery Short Course or jewellery training elsewhere and have some basic knowledge of soldering.

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STONE SETTING IN WAX $520 (Two days, includes lunch on the first day) 

9:30am-4:30pm Saturday 26 September and 9am-1pm Saturday 24 October 2020 (Fully booked)
9:30am-4:30pm Monday 5 October 2020 (Fully booked)
9:30am-4:30pm Friday 6 and 1:30-5:30pm Friday 20 November 2020 (2 spaces available)
9:30am-4:30pm Wednesday 11 and 1:30-5:30pm Wednesday 25 November 2020 (Fully booked)
9:30am-4:30pm Saturday 21 November and 9:00am-1pm Saturday 12 December 2020 (3 spaces available )

2021 
9:30am-4:30pm Saturday 14 and 9am-1pm Saturday 27 February 2021 (3 spaces available)

 

This intermediate stone setting course is a follow-on from our Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop.

In this class, you'll learn several different types of setting and then put them into practice to create two rings in wax that will be then cast into silver.

The setting styles covered include: 

  • how to set stones into wax, which will then be cast into place. 
  • creating a setting and set a facetted gemstone in a flush (gypsy) style of setting. 
  • building an organic setting to fit a raw uncut gemstone, a tumbled stone, a facetted gemstone or a crystal.

On the first half day you work with wax to carve your ring, create your settings or set your stones in wax. The wax rings are then taken to Melbourne to be cast in silver (included in the course cost) or gold or platinum (at an additional cost). We gather again for half a day one week later so you can clean and polish the ring and set any stones. 

Many types of stones cannot be cast in the wax, as they can't take the heat of the casting process. So knowing how to set stones after the piece has been cast will give you more variety in terms of the types of gemstones you can use.

Please note: this is an intermediate wax setting class, you must have completed the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop or have experience carving wax.

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