Decorative stone setting workshop

Learn to create a chunky, decorative pendant with a border and decoration on the reverse in this full day silversmithing workshop.

We’ll start by choosing a stone, our cabochons are sourced from all over the world and each one is unique. sift through the vast assortment of colourful stones till you find the perfect one or bring your own. You’ll create a few designs on paper to incorporate your stone and chose your best one. Your tutor will guide you in the necessary steps to create your design in sterling silver. the following steps will be covered.

  • Designing your piece

  • Measuring the stone to create the bezel

  • Making a custom bezel

  • Sawing

  • Filing

  • Soldering

  • Adding a border

  • Using the rolling mill or stamps to add decoration

  • Creating jump rings and adding a bail

  • Polishing and finishing

  • Stone setting by hand (No glue is used to set the stone)