Advanced Stone Setting, Claw Setting

(10 customer reviews)


This workshop is suitable for students at advanced level; with a lot of experience of jewellery making.

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Class Level: Advanced
Time: 10am-5pm
Class size: 6 maximum
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Please note: we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on any of our courses, it is your responsibility to ensure you can attend on the date. Courses are for persons of 18 years and over.


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?

claw setting

Learn how to make a basket claw setting

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?

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Claw setting for a dainty pendant

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.

Additional information

Sat 15th May 2021


Specialist Class

10am – 5pm


10 reviews for Advanced Stone Setting, Claw Setting

  1. Julie-Anne Lewis, South Normanton

    Fabulous! Tricky subject and very delicate so required patience and technique. But Angie as always is amazing even when disaster strikes!! Would recommend to anyone that has done tube and bezel setting – as a different and beautiful way of stone setting.

  2. Rachael Fridlington, Dronfield

    Really enjoyed this class which was packed with learning new skills and techniques from start to finish. The day was very challenging and I always love making something new.

  3. Cath Johnstone, Chesterfield

    A lovely day – thanks Angela. It’s absorbing and fiddly in parts but I know it will be really useful – and personally I liked the challenge.

  4. Lindsay Illingworth. Chesterfield

    Really enjoyed this course and learning a new skill. I will definitely by trying these techniques again at home and during classes. The different stages were clearly explained and demonstrated and I am very happy with my finished pieces.

  5. Sam Green, Chesterfield

    Very good course learning two settings – enough to do in one day as there is a lot to think about.Very happy with the two pendants produced. Definitely a skill that I will use again.

  6. Gill Corless, Chesterfield.

    Really, really enjoyable – learnt a lot! would recommend this to anyone interested.

  7. Sheila Banks, Chesterfield

    Great to be able to try this out. A bit tricky but definitely achievable. I can see me trying this again at home. Many thanks.

  8. Sarah France, Pleasley

    For me this was a challenging workshop as I has do be more careful and delicate and accurate. However I loved it and will be trying it again.

  9. Linda Brookes, Chesterfield

    Well structured course – will be continuing with this at home and at class.

  10. Jackie Heath, Chesterfield

    Really loved the claw setting workshop would recommend the course 10/10. Angela the tutor was really knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of the making of the claw setting jewellery.

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