Claw setting is a way of setting stones with small claws or prongs. Setting stones is a very enjoyable aspect of silver jewellery making. A pretty stone will radically change the appearance of a design. So it isn’t long before most of us jewellery makers will want to explore this area.
What will we do on this day?
There are lots of ways to make a claw setting. This is a large subject area so during this day you will be able to have a go at two different ways of creating a claw setting. This is a small class for a group of just six. This means that you will receive plenty of help and support for each step of the process.
What’s included to make your claw settings?
During this one day workshop, you will have all the tools needed for this subject, these are provided in our custom built jewellery making studio. You will also receive our usual Silverpetal course hand-out from the workshop. The materials for the day are extra and will be available to buy on the day from the studio shop.
We will be making two projects in silver, suitable glass faceted stones will be available for you to buy. The stones are low cost and great to use to play with whilst making a first practice piece. However, you are welcome to bring your own stones. These will need to be round, faceted with a pointed back and 8mm in diameter.
Refreshments are provided and we will have afternoon tea and cakes. There is ample free parking at the studio.
At lunch time
The Studio is adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal where lunch may be purchased from the cafe or a pack up may be eaten at the picnic site. There is also a Morrisons supermarket close by with a cafe, cash point, etc. The studio is closed and locked over the lunch break and it is fine to leave any belongings if you wish.
Who can attend the claw setting class?
Claw setting is an advanced form of stone setting. Finite jewellery making skills are required. To attend this class you will need to be able to solder confidently and handle tools and equipment competently. Your ‘basic’ jewellery making skills need to be ‘second nature’. You should also be able to work on items that are small in scale. Previous cabochon stone setting experience is essential before progressing to this level.
Please make sure your ability level is suitable for this class before booking. Feel free to e-mail or phone to discuss your ability level if you are unsure. Due to the small class sizes – refunds or transfers are not given for specialist classes.
Learn how to make a claw setting and give a new dimension to your skills
Come along to the studio and join me for a new stone setting adventure. Learning how to make a claw setting will give your designs a new and professional dimension. So what are you waiting for – book now to experience a new and exciting challenge.