Gemstones have been used in jewellery for thousands of years, creating a colorful contrast to the metal in which they are set. In this intensive weekend workshop students learn basic stone setting techniques that allow them to incorporate gems into their jewellery designs taking their work to the next level.
The two stone setting techniques covered in this class are:
A simple rub over setting, which involves creating a bezel and encasing a cabochon-shaped stone. This is a key technique for setting stones suitable for all types of jewellery.
A tab setting - prongs cut from a single piece of metal, then folded over to secure an object. No heat is required, so they’re perfect for holding stones or other non-traditional materials.