Beginner’s Stone Setting

(18 customer reviews)


This workshop is aimed at candidates with little or no knowledge of stone setting. However, basic silver jewellery making skills are required.

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Class Level: Intermediate & up
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 attend on the date, make sure you can attend before booking. Courses are for persons of 18 years and over.


Stone setting is one of the most enjoyable aspects of jewellery making. With hundreds of different stones available it will always  give a special dimension to your work. Our Beginner’s Stone Setting day will give you a great start with this fantastic subject. 

What will we do on this workshop?

Beginner's stone setting

Learn How to set round and oval cabochons on this class

This one day Beginner’s Stone Setting workshop will show you the easiest way to set stones and will give you the basic knowledge needed to be able to progress with the subject at home, or in class after the day. We will make two pieces during this workshop to take home at the end of the day. Students can choose to work in silver or copper and will learn how to set both round and oval cabochon type stones.

Who can attend the Beginner’s Stone Setting?

This workshop is open to students who have never tried stone setting before or who need a refresher in the subject. Basic jewellery making skills are required. Individuals should have completed our 5 week Beginner’s Silver Jewellery Class.  Students from other colleges or centres are welcome, but should be competent at basic soldering and basic workshop skills.

What’s included?

The use of all the tools and equipment needed for the subject is included in the fee. Advice regarding specialised equipment needed for working at home will also be available. Materials are extra and payable on the day. Silver or copper can be worked. A selection of stones of the appropriate size will be available to choose from at the studio.

At Lunch time;

Beginner's stone setting

Make a ring like this

We are 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.

Come along to this informative workshop and learn how to incorporate beautiful gems in to your work. This will give a new dimension to your jewellery designs

This workshop is open to post beginners and intermediate to advanced students  – it is your responsibility to ensure you are booked on to the correct class for your level. 

Please phone or e-mail to discuss your ability level if necessary. Refunds or transfers are not given for specialist classes.

Additional information

Specialist Class

Post Beginner


Sat 19th June 2021

18 reviews for Beginner’s Stone Setting

  1. kate singleton

    I thoroughly enjoyed the stone setting day. It passed too quickly!
    I feel I’ve really taken to stone setting and by the end was already thinking about what to set next time.
    I learned that accidents are ok and just give a different result rather than causing a disaster, in fact my melting accident improved my pendant!
    I’ve had LOADS of comments about the ring which I’ve worn constantly.
    You are a fantastic teacher with the patience of a saint!

  2. Jessica

    Great course if you want to learn stone setting. There was a great choice of stones to choose from. I can’t wait to make more with stonework from the skills I gained from today.

  3. nicola parsons

    Just had a fantastic day on the stone setting class, came away with a ring and pendant I love!! Cant wait to start on the stone setting book next week, my other projects can wait!! Fantastic, relaxed and enjoyable learning as always with Ange who always has time for us all and makes everything look so easy! Looking forward to the next class.

  4. jane marshall. Dronfield, Near Sheffield.

    A really good course – it has given me the confidence to set stones and to incorporate.them into designs. Lots of tips and support along the way and two lovely pieces to take home!

  5. nikki murray

    Again another brilliant day.the group was small and we all had great fun with jokes at Anges’ expense.
    Easy to follow instructions and demos resulted in a stone set silver ring and stone set silver pendant that looked as if they had been bought! The standard and quality of our work was beyond what we thought we could do and we were all proudly wearing our rings.
    We had all tried bezel making before but we learnt so much more. I would encourage everyone to sign up for this course. We were shown tips and techniques to make it easier or give a better result and these will be so useful in all types of jewellery making.
    Thanks Ange, a brilliant day with muffins!

  6. estherwatwyn

    Really enjoyed the stone setting course. It was much easier than I’d imagined. I came away with a gorgeous ring & pendant. I get lots of comments about the ring – everyone wants one!

  7. Tracy Lane, Oxford

    Great class – really great to be able to leave with 2 pieces of jewellery that you can be proud of. I am only sad that I don’t live closer so that I could attend weekly sessions.

  8. Danielle Phillips, from Belper

    Really pleased with making 2 pieces during the day. I think that having a small sized class made it very easy to get on the tools – and have 1:1 help for the soldering. I will definitely be attending more classes and look to attending the weekly class. Great atmosphere and experience of Ange. It has really made me want to set up a workshop at home.

  9. Julie-Anne from Alfreton, Derbyshire

    Fabulous – and each step thoroughly covered and repeated as necessary. Never felt to be out of my depth even when not really sure of each step. Found the day helped to build confidence and skills. Will definitely try at home. Amazing tools, equipment and workshop.

  10. Lorraine, near Sheffield (verified owner)

    Brilliant! Ange worked at a pace everyone could keep up with. She is very patient and if we made a mistake, rather than saying “No that’s wrong” she explained the reasoning behind doing it the way she showed us so that it all made sense. I have been on quite of few of her courses and loved every one. Brilliant course, superb tutor and awesome studio to use. Thanks Ange.

  11. Julie Bingham, Eckington

    Brilliant day, Jam packed but at a pace we could all manage. Very well explained theory with plenty of step by step demonstrations. Individual help when needed – Ange is so patient and knowledgeable. Absolutely thrilled with the ring and pendant made and will definitely be doing more. Perfect length of course, perfect content, perfect learning environment. And for my style of learning – perfect tutor. Highly recommended.

  12. Donna Wood, Manchester

    I really enjoyed the class, it was informative and fun and gave me the confidence to set stones on my own. We finished 2 settings within a day and it still felt relaxed and manageable. Ange is a great teacher! Thanks!

  13. Moira, Sheffield

    This is a really good course introducing the skills needed to start stone setting. Really well taught and clear explanations throughout the day. Real patience as ever from Ange! You came away with two finished articles. Really extended my silver jewellery repertoire.

  14. Amanda, Mansfield

    Had a thoroughly enjoyable day with a great crowd and tutor. Learned a lot and the day went very quickly.

  15. Leian, Chesterfield

    Such a good day, enjoyed every part of it. Will defo book for next one so I can see the next stage of stone setting.

  16. Sam, Chesterfield

    Brilliant day! Enjoyed every minute, Ange has a fantastic easy learning style. Can’t believe I made a ring and a pendant in a day. Thanks.

  17. Ellen, Matlock

    Enjoyed the course, loved setting the stones at the end! More than enough to do in a day. Love my ring!!

  18. Jackie Ludbrook

    A really great, informative and friendly Beginners Stone Setting workshop

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