Saturday 1st October 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?
This class is about getting to grips with Tube Setting. You will have to option to create a pendant or ring – maybe even two pieces if time allows. Krista will guide you through the process of tube setting where you will be using the Foredom Pendant Motor to cut a seat for your facetted brilliant cut stone. From here you can design and make your pendant or ring, solder your setting in place and then learn the techniques to set your stone.
Krista will guide you through each stage and there is time to practice settings so your can really understand the process correctly.
We will be working with 4mm round facetted brilliant cut stones. If you would like to bring along your own stones, that is not a problem, Krista can advise if they are suitable on the day. We will work with Cubic zirconias as they are affordable, strong and perfect while you practice.
Each student has their own fully equipped bench with its own Foredom Pendant Motor.
It will help to have some experience with basic making skills.
What is included?
- All tools and consumables are supplied
You will be provided with:
- 0.8mm silver sheet – 0.5cm wide x 9cm length – for a band ring or pendant design.
- 2mm silver round wire – 15cm Length – for a pendant or 2 rings
- 4.5mm silver tube – 7cm
- 4mm Cubic Zirconias x 5
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.
Also pack your own lunch, snacks and drinks for the session. We regret we can’t offer tea and coffee at the moment due to Coronavirus so make sure you bring enough refreshments and supplies to keep you going during the day.