online course - stone setting in metal clay - torch fired techniques

I work for Jewellers Academy and filmed this stone setting in metal clay online course. I purposely designed the course and projects so that it could all be done with torch firing rather than needing to use a kiln. When you purchase this course you get lifetime access to the videos which you can watch as many times as you like as well as comprehensive notes that you can download.

 

 

 

 

Learn to set gemstones, glass and diamond-shaped stones in your metal clay jewellery, with this intermediate-level stone setting course.

Silver metal clay is a magical material that allows you to make solid silver jewellery without saws, hammers and heavy equipment. In this course, I guide you through three beautiful stone set projects to make yourself.

Stone setting adds a whole new layer of depth and excitement to your metal clay work and in this course I teach you; how to set glass pieces in metal clay and safely fire them without damaging or cracking the glass piece. You will also learn some top tips for setting fireable stones in small multi-layered pieces followed by a project using a bezel cup to set a natural stone which cannot be fired and therefore needs to be set after torch firing the piece. And finally, I show you how to make finished pieces ready to wear or sell as part of a jewellery business.

 

Techniques covered

  • Setting natural stones using a bezel

  • Setting a glass cabochon in a metal clay piece

  • Setting CZ stones in a multi-layer piece

  • Using paste to join multiple layers

  • Torch firing all three pieces, including techniques for torch firing the glass.

  • Creating a variety of bails and pendant backs

  • Using stencils to create versatile designs

  • Polishing and finishing your pieces

  • Techniques to apply these you tour own designs and make professional jewellery from home.

 

And much more

examples of what you will learn to make

Edinburgh, UK

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