LEARN-TO Beg/Int setting 19 APR - 10 MAY

Date: Friday 19 April, 2024

Start Time: 10:00am

End Time: 4:30pm

Venue: FORGE

Friday 19th April - Friday 10th May (4 week)

In this four week course you will learn four setting styles: 4 claw, bezel, surface, grain and star setting. Each week you will watch a demonstration and then have a chance to practice the technique with the guidance of an expert setter with over 50 years of experience in both making and jewellery tutoring. 

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What will I make?

Over the four weeks you will practice the following techniques on pre-made mounts and copper squares:

- 4 claw collet setting

- Rub over bezel setting

- Surface setting/Grain setting

- Star setting

What will happen on the day?

In each session you will watch a demonstration of a new setting technique and then practice the technique with the guidance of an expert jeweller.

This is the perfect opportunity to hone your setting skills and troubleshoot any difficulties you are having.

You will be setting Cubic Zirconia stones into pre-made mounts and squares of copper sheet, allowing you to practice this skill without the expense. If you would like to bring your own stones/mount please get in touch prior to the workshop.

Following this course there is the opportunity to undertake the advanced setting course, which covers pave setting and setting fancy shapes stones.

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: EASY/MEDIUM

Some previous hand making skills is beneficial, but not essential. 

What should I bring?

- Reading glasses (if you need them!) 

- Notebook and pen

What should I wear? 

Clothes: Casual and not too precious as they may get a bit dusty or damaged.  Avoid long, loose fitting sleeves and anything that might catch or get caught whilst you are working.

Shoes: Casual flat shoes and no open toed sandals.

Hair: Tie long hair back.

Who is my instructor?

Brian Fagen, Setter and teacher with over 50 years of experience in the trade.

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.