Saturday 6th July 10-5pm
Workshop 925 based at The Mayford Centre, just outside of Woking and very close to Guildford.
Unit F9 The Mayford Centre,
WHAT DOES THE DAY INVOLVE?
In this class we will be looking at methods for making both round and marquise shaped collets.
The ability to create collets from scratch to fit specific stones is a vital jewellery making skill. This course aims to increase both your ability and confidence in making collets to exact specifications and to a high level.
We will look at making both round and marquise shapes with and without the use of collet blocks. We will discuss the pros and cons of each method and when each is suitable. You will measure your stone and calculate the exact amount of metal needed to make a perfectly fitting collet before creating a template and forming the collet to the correct tolerances for setting.
We will be using traditional hand tools and techniques, improving your confidence and ability to work independently.
By the end of the course you will have two finished collets ready for setting. We will also discuss decorative cut outs and how these can affect setting and the ways in which these collets can be used in pendants rings and ear studs.
All materials and tools for the class will be provided on the day with the option to order specialist tools after the class if required.
Students should have some workshop experience and be confident using normal jewellery tools and equipment.
If you are unsure, please email us at email@example.com to discuss any queries, we are always here to help.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
All tools and consumables are supplied including your stones and silver.
WHAT TO BRING:
For safety reasons, during each class, you are required to wear appropriate footwear, we request that no open toed shoes are worn within Workshop 925. Long hair should also be tied back when working with the equipment. You may also wish to bring a notebook. We have handouts for many demonstrations, but there are always many tips and tricks given verbally by the tutor, which some might like to keep note of. Please bring any lunch, snacks and drinks which you may want to your session. We have tea and coffee for you to help yourselves to.
For stone setting courses, it is also recommended to bring Optivisors if you have any or glasses which allow you to see smaller stones.
You can pay via our website or in our workshop in person using our card machine.
If you prefer to pay directly, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can invoice you manually to arrange a bank transfer.
For classes over £80, instalment options are also available. Please email us on email@example.com to arrange.
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