Jewellery Taster Stone Setting

Jewellery Taster Stone Setting

Bezel & Gypsy Setting


Description

Stone Setting - Stage Two Design & Manufacture

When:Weekends (please check schedule)
Duration: 2 Days (10 hours)
Class size: Maximum 7people
Cost: $525

Prerequisite

You must have completed Learn to Make Jewellery Stage One - An Introduction or equivalent.
This course is fast paced and ideal for those who understand the basic principles of annealing, soldering, saw piercing, filing and using equipment such as micromotors. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Course Description

Do you need a clear practical introduction on how to construct beautiful mounts for your stone set jewellery? Have you ever wondered how to perfect the ever so popular ‘Gypsy’ style setting?

Experienced tutor Erin Keys will show you step-by-step how to create the perfect mount for your cabochon cut stones as well as offering a simple solution to successfully setting.

This course offers fast track learning, top bench tips and invaluable tricks of the trade.

Course Objectives

The focus on fabricating a well-finished, professional silver gem set ring using semi precious stones. You will gain confidence using new tools and equipment and develop greater material understanding. You will expand your industry knowledge and supplier information. You will learn how to make your own setting tools and broaden your knowledge of the anatomy of all stones.

Setting up your bench to improve the quality of your practice and posture.

How to successfully construct ‘settable’ mounts for cabochon cut stones.

Step-by-step demonstrations followed by a series of practical exercises to build confidence and develop an understanding around the anatomy of stones and perfecting your mount construction.

Top tips on measuring, marking and soldering.

Incorporate the popular Gypsy style of setting.

How to accurately prepare your metal before setting, including finishing and pre-polishing

A session on tool making allowing each student to leave the course with their own personal set of tools that can be used to practice this technique in their studio

Develop technique and hone skills whilst forming a deeper understanding of the relationship between precious gemstones and their mounts.

Our small class size offers you the chance to for peer to peer engagement as well as experience individual guidance and 1:1 time with your tutor. Allowing you to receive tailored advice to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Mount making and Gypsy setting process.

Course Outcomes

The focus of this course is to refine your skills and produce a high standard silver gem set ring, incorporating a bezel for a cabochon cut stone and flush/ gypsy set stones. The skills you learn can be used later with pendants, bracelets and earrings. The Jewellery Taster class is a fantastic workshop to do before you embark on the 8 week Stage Two Stone Setting class.

You will be introduced to industry standard machinery and equipment that will help you to refine your approach to jewellery making. Everyone will complete one semi precious stone set silver jewellery item/s and learn the steps needed to make round & oval bezels and round gypsy set stones. 

What's Included 

This workshop is fully equipped and the course includes a beautiful sterling silver ring pre-ordered in your size which you will set with many precious gemstones. All precious metal (silver) needed to make your mount and set stones. Solder strip as required. A bag of round brilliant cut cubic zirconia and semi precious coloured stones. Drill bits and burr as required. Steel rod to make your own tools. 

You will go home with a beautiful crafted ring with 2 types of setting and a copper sample of Gypsy setting.

(OPTIVISOR or magnification is recommended! Please bring along with you).

Additional notes
All the tools you need for the course will be available at the venue; including an apron. Please bring materials and ideas for your individual project in the first week. You may want to buy further materials from our metal suppliers – your tutor will provide you with supplier information.

For health and safety reasons, please bring along with you the following
Hair tie: If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with.
Closed in shoes: We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments.
Sketch book/note book/ pen and/or pencil: Please bring along a notebook for your own notes and design ideas. Notes will be provided to complement the techniques you will be learning but you may wish to make your own notes.
Remember: If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along.

Please read our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation and Refunds Policy carefully prior to enrolling.

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What you will learn

  • The focus on fabricating a well-finished, professional silver gem set ring using semi precious stones. You will gain confidence using new tools and equipment and develop greater material understanding. You will expand your industry knowledge and supplier information. You will learn how to make your own setting tools and broaden your knowledge of the anatomy of all stones.

What you will get

  • This workshop is fully equipped and the course includes a beautiful sterling silver ring pre-ordered in your size which you will set with many precious gemstones. All precious metal (silver) needed to make your mount and set stones. Solder strip as required. A bag of round brilliant cut cubic zirconia and semi precious coloured stones. Drill bits and burr as required. Steel rod to make your own tools. You will go home with a beautiful crafted ring with 2 types of setting and a copper sample of Gypsy setting. The focus of this course is to refine your skills and produce a high standard silver gem set ring, incorporating a bezel for a cabochon cut stone and flush/ gypsy set stones. The skills you learn can be used later with pendants, bracelets and earrings. The Jewellery Taster class is a fantastic workshop to do before you embark on the 8 week Stage Two Stone Setting class.
Parking Info

Entrance to Joynton Avenue Creative Centre is via Hansard Street. If you are driving, there is plenty of parking located on and around Portman Street and Hansard Street.
Please note that there is NO PARKING on Joynton Avenue.
The Bench at JACC is close to train and bus. The closest train station is Green Square, and is only a 10 minute walk. There are buses travelling to and from the Eastern Suburbs, the Inner West and Sydney CBD. Please use Tripview or Google Maps to find your best route.
Alternatively contact The Bench for assistance.


What to bring

  • This workshop is fully equipped and the course includes a beautiful sterling silver ring pre-ordered in your size which you will set with many precious gemstones. All precious metal (silver) needed to make your mount and set stones. Solder strip as required. A bag of round brilliant cut cubic zirconia and semi precious coloured stones. Drill bits and burr as required. Steel rod to make your own tools. You will go home with a beautiful crafted ring with 2 types of setting and a copper sample of Gypsy setting.

What to wear

For health and safety reasons, please bring along with you the following Hair tie: If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with. Closed in shoes: We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments. Remember: If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along.

Appropriate for

You must have completed Learn to Make Jewellery Stage One - An Introduction or equivalent. This course is fast paced and ideal for those who understand the basic principles of annealing, soldering, saw piercing, filing and using equipment such as micromotors. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


The Bench

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The Bench is a modern, industry standard workshop focusing on education and training for the industry and community. Director and principle tutor Erin Keys established The Bench because she wanted a place for a community to grow together and share their knowledge and experience. With little start up money and no regular funding, we raised funds to build a relaxed and friendly place to learn traditional and contemporary jewellery techniques, a space to develop ideas and projects such as ring making, silver jewellery and stone setting gems. We provide concept based jewellery classes to the absolute beginner, the aspiring maker and to the professional jeweller.

The Bench offers the community the following:
Jewellery Classes, jewellery specializations, professional jewellery development, private jewellery lessons, corporate team building and jewellery related activities.

Why learn to make jewellery at The Bench?
When you become a student at The Bench you are contributing to the viability and sustainability of our workshop, including the general maintenance. By learning to make jewellery at The Bench, you are supporting the establishment of a creative community, and are helping The Bench to evolve & experiment with new programs.

The Bench Jewellery School and Workshop is dedicated to building an unparalleled jewellery centre that delivers quality programs for the betterment of the community and the jewellery industry. The Bench is an open window to learn, design and share by creating experiences and fostering the next generation of makers. It is a place to learn, work, and discuss ideas and share knowledge, a laboratory for the creation of jewellery.

The Bench is a safe working and learning environment, complete with a wide inventory of tools and equipment. The Bench cultivates inclusive, creative and accessible spaces for everyone to have the opportunity to feel safe and welcomed. Our programs and activities offer opportunities for artists and audiences with disability to engage and participate.

Established in 2020, The Bench is located at the exquisite historic site, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre in Green Square. The former South Sydney Hospital comprised a group of brick buildings dating from 1911. Within the precinct, the Joynton Avenue Creative Centre occupies the Esme Cahill building, which was the nurses’ accommodation block, opened in 1938. The Joynton Avenue Creative Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture (PSA), in association with Design 5 – Architects as heritage consultant, completed for the City of Sydney. Easily accessed by Bus, Train, Ride, Walk and with Wheelchair accessibility.









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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Bench or organised by The Bench must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Bench. We take your health and safety seriously. The following are general guidelines when you participate in a class.
Always follow the instructions of the teacher at all times. Do not touch or operate any equipment you have not been shows how to operate. If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along. If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with.
We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments. Eye/ ear and face masks that are required for a class will be provided and you must wear them at all times if instructed to do so. Please advise if you are pregnant prior to a class.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give The Bench unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Bench classes and events or on The Bench premises. (For use of The Bench marketing materials).

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