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


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.

Ring sizing

Standard designs

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  1. You (the customer) pay £9 to cover Royal Mail Special Delivery costs for returning the ring to you (can be paid online or via bank transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it is returned within 14 days of delivery.

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Commissioned designs

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