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STONE SETTING CLASS - Make a Silver Bezel Set Ring - 1 Day Workshop

Join our jewellery making classes in the beautiful surrounds of the artist’s colony of Montsalvat in Melbourne, with Master Craftswoman Jeanette Dyke and learn how to make your own silver bezel set ring in her professionally equipped studio.

The Course:

  • This course is for jewellers who already have basic skills. You must have the following skills: cutting, filing, soldering and annealing
  • There is a focus on fabricating your own settings so that you will learn how to make settings for any size round, oval or freeform stone yourself
  • Tips and tricks on soldering
  • This course teaches you everything you need to know in order to make this bezel from sheet and wire, we do not use pre made cast or stamped bezels
  • There is a focus on fabricating your own settings so that you will learn how to make settings for any size round, oval or freeform stone yourself
  • The silver ring shank is pre made, so that the focus is on the bezel and setting
  • Ideal for intermediate level jewellers or students who have completed any of my classes.  

What skills you will learn:

  • Working with silver
  • Measuring and preparing quantities of materials
  • Tool use: cutting, forming, filing
  • Soldering
  • Making a bezel from sheet metal to fit a stone
  • Bezel setting a cabochon stone
  • Surface finishing techniques

Any cancellation notification is required to Jeanette Dyke at least 3 weeks in advance of the class start date.  Refunds can be given, however you will incur the weteachme fee as that is not refundable or another class date will be given.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2017. Time 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. 1 Day Workshop (up to 5 hours total).
  • Make a silver bezel set ring in this 1 day workshop
  • Learn how to make a bezel setting and set a cabochon stone
What you will get
  • By the end of the course you will have a stunning silver stone set ring to take home
  • All tools are supplied for you to use during the class (not to keep)
  • A list of tools and materials suppliers
  • You will have lots of help and personal attention as I have a maximum of 5 students per class
  • All materials provided: pre made silver ring shank (one size only), fine silver, sterling silver and 1x stone are provided as setting packs and included in the price

What to bring
  • Bring reading glasses if you wear them
  • A pair of good steady hands
  • A pen and notebook
  • Tie long hair back
  • Apron
  • A sense of humour always goes down well​
What to wear

Dont wear loose clothing such as flared sleeves or scarves

Appropriate for

Suitable for 18yrs+


ABOUT YOUR CLASS

Join our jewellery making classes in the beautiful surrounds of the artist’s colony of Montsalvat in Melbourne, with master jeweller Jeanette Dyke. Learn how to make your own silver jewellery in her professionally equipped studio. Private classes are available all year round by appointment.

"You will have the benefit of over 30 years of knowledge and experience that I have to share with you. I trained in England at the Royal College of Art to Masters Degree level, also in Germany and with renowned Silversmith Richard Fox in London, making his designs for BVLGARI.  The Royal College of art is listed as No.1 the best university in the world for Art and Design; listed by QS World University Ranking.  The world class teachers that I learned from include: Michael Rowe, Richard Fox, David Watkins, Onno Boekhoudt, Marianne Forrest, Wendy Ramshaw, Hans Stofer, Cynthia Cousins and Werner Bunck.  My classes aim to provide you with great ambiance in a relaxed and inspiring environment.  I teach a maximum of 5 students at a time so you will have lots of quality attention in order to learn your new skill.  And don’t worry, I have the patience of a saint and lots of cups of tea to keep you going.  I am passionate about teaching jewellery, passing on my skills and I will personally guide you through every step of your learning experience.”  

Montsalvat Art Centre has a restaurant on site, beautiful grounds and buildings to explore, 3 public art galleries, peacocks, geese and chickens, a large carpark and public toilets.

Air Conditioned Studio

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

Born in London, Jeanette trained for 9 years as a Gold and Silversmith in England, Germany and Australia.  She is an award-winning designer jeweller whose work can be found in public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Australia.  She has won many awards for her work including The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Precious Metals Bursary and The P&O Makower Precious Metals Award.

Her studies in the fine and applied arts began at South Devon Technical College, Torquay in 1987 with a one-year Art Foundation course in the visual and applied arts. The following year she enrolled at the West Surrey College of Art in Farnham, Surrey within the faculty of three-dimensional design, specialising in metalwork and jewellery (student of Prof. Ian Dumelow, Marianne Forrest and Peter Parker).  In 1989 she spent one semester of her studies at the Fachhochschule (College of Art and Design) under Prof. Elizabeth Holder in Düsseldorf, Germany.  She graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors.

Jeanette continued her studies with a Crafts Council of Great Britain awarded training grant to train with renowned silversmith Richard Fox in London.  Here she worked on Richards’s designs for BVLGARI.

In 1992 Jeanette continued her studies in jewellery and silversmithing at the Royal College of Art in London (student of Prof. David Watkins, Michael Rowe, Werner Bunck, Prof. Hans Stofer and Onno Boekhoudt). In 1993 she graduated with a Master of Arts degree.

This was followed by a master class/residential course in low relief chasing with one of the UK’s leading silversmiths Rod Kelly at the Bishopsland Educational Trust.

In 1993 Jeanette was awarded a prestigious business grant from the Craft Council to establish her own central London studio at 401½ Workshops in Battersea, London.

In 1996 Jeanette moved to Melbourne, Australia and settled on the edge of the Yarra Valley.  Here she completed a 3-year artists residency at Clifton Pugh’s Dunmoochin in Cottles Bridge.  In 2011 she moved her workshop to the renowned artists colony of Montsalvat, where she set up her studio and the Jewellery Making School and where she still works today.

Jeanette has been designing and making unique hand made jewellery for over 30 years, selling and exhibiting at leading venues and galleries throughout the world, such as The V&A, Gallery Marzee, eg etal and Studio Ingot.  She currently works to commission, supplies leading galleries and teaches silver jewellery making classes from her studio at Montsalvat Arts Centre in Melbourne.

Any cancellation notification is required to Jeanette Dyke at least 3 weeks in advance of the class and full refund or another class date will be given.

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