Mount Making and Gypsy Setting - SOLD OUT


9.30am – 4pm, £250


02-Jun-17 to 03-Jun-17

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Do you need a clear practical introduction on how to construct beautiful mounts for your stone set jewellery? Have you ever wondered how to perfect the ‘gypsy’ style of setting? Award-winning designer and tutor Sonia Cheadle will show you step-by-step how to create the perfect mount for a variety of ‘fancy’ shaped faceted stones as well as offering a simple solution to successfully setting to gypsy technique.

This course has limited spaces for 8 participants and offers you the chance to get individual guidance suited to your needs.

Key study topics covered in the course include: 

Day 1:

  • How to successfully construct ‘settable’ mounts for six fancy shaped cubic zircona.
  • Step-by-step demonstrations followed by a series of practical exercises to build confidence and develop an understanding around perfecting your mount construction.

Day 2: A quick solution to the Gypsy style of setting

  • A session on tool making allowing each student to leave the course with their own personal set of tools that can be used to practice this technique in their workspaces
  • Develop technique and hone skills whilst forming a deeper understanding of the relationship between precious gemstones and their mounts.

Sonia Cheadle is a designer-maker and the author of Mounting and Setting Stones (Design and Make). She is an experienced tutor having run a number of mounting and stone setting courses since 2004. Sonia has also established a reputation for fresh and innovative jewellery, exhibiting at both Made in Clerkenwell and Goldsmiths’ Fair. Contemporary but classic, she creates pieces using the highest quality of materials and finishing which embody simplicity and strength.

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