April 2012: Nicki, Andy and Su learn setting

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


Soldering 


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


Nicki’s ring 


Andy’s ring 


Su’s ring


Andy and Su’s ring made for Su to sit together.