June 07, 2012
On Wednesday 4th April, Georgina and I hosted a setting workshop for a group of three friends. Su, Nicki and Andy met at jewellery evening classes so have a good basic level of silversmithing skills, so we tailored the day to their ability. The day was really relaxed and enjoyed by everyone. Georgina demonstrated the processes involved with setting faceted stones, tube setting and making the setting from bezel wire. They then got started with making their setting, soldering it to the ring and finally setting and finishing it to a high standard. Here are some images from the day.
Soldering the setting
Soldering the round setting to the ring
Soldering the pear setting to the ring
Su cutting tube
A different way of soldering the setting to the ring
Georgina demonstrating setting
Andy setting the pear shaped stone
Using plasticine to put the stone into the setting
Pushing over the end to “set” the stone
Andy filing the edge of the setting
Working at the bench
Andy and Su’s ring made for Su to sit together.
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