Stone Set Rings

Start with simple hammered rings and then learn how to adorn them with small cabochons!

About the Class

Once you've learnt how to make simple hammered rings, add to your skills and learn how to dress them up with beautiful colourful stones! These rings are so pretty that you'll soon be making a whole stack of them to mix and match.

The Stone Set Rings class is a great introduction to stone setting techniques, and teaches you everything you need to know to create your own bezel settings. The class includes a downloadable list of all the equipment that you will need, plus a guide to the materials needed too.

This class assumes that you already have a good understanding of all the techniques covered in the Simple Hammered Rings class, and both classes can be found in the Rings course bundle. The Stone Set Rings class can also be found in the Intermediate Silversmithing course bundle.

If you need any extra help as you work your way through the classes do join us over on The Jeweller's Bench Café group over on Facebook - the perfect place to ask for advice and to show off what you've been making.

You will need:

round, square, rectangular, oval or half-round sterling silver wire approximately 2mm in diameter, a small amount of 0..5-0.7mm silver sheet, a cabochon stone 5mm-10mm in diameter, and fine silver bezel strip to fit your stone.

Equipment: (all the jewellery making kit listed here can be used for many different projects) *Soldering kit - see here for more details
*Ring sizers
*Ring mandrel
*Jeweller’s saw
*Bench peg
*6" half round file and flat needle file
*Emery paper
*Hammers - nylon and texturing hammers plus a heavy hammer for use with the disc cutter
*Nylon jaw pliers
*Wire cutters
*Wood block
*Steel block and leather cushion (or folded tea towel!)
*Disc cutter (or saw a piece of silver for under the stone setting instead)
*Stepped mandrel, stepped mandrel pliers or small triblet/mandrel to shape small bezel  
*Ring clamp 
*Bezel pusher
*For polishing - a tumble polisher or elbow grease and a silver polishing cloth.

An explanation of all the tools and materials that you need is included in the videos, and a downloadable equipment and materials list is available with the class.

2 hour 35 minutes long, 21 lessons

Course Curriculum

"Stone setting is my (well, one of) great terror. This class takes you  through really clearly, with genius top tips (put your stone in from both sides, for example) to make sure that you end up with exactly what you wanted. I watched this, and then immediately set a stone successfully."
Dawn G.
"Love this class and Joanne’s teaching methods. What a wonderful teacher.   I  look so forward to every lesson. What I think so highly of, is the  fact that she explains every step of the way. Thank you so much Joanne."
Susan B.
"This is a fantastic class on setting cabochon stones. Very detailed step by step instructions and useful tips."
Diana H.

Joanne Tinley

Tutor and Founder of The Jeweller's Bench

The Jeweller's Bench is run by Joanne Tinley. She has been making her own jewellery for as long as she can remember and left her first career as a school teacher to set up business as a  jewellery designer and tutor nearly 20 years ago. She is
self-taught and like many people started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making,  one that she is keen to share!

Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to show safe working practices and to discuss health and safety aspects of jewellery making, but in the end I cannot take responsibility for how the tutorial information is used and how safely you work. Take the effort to set up your work area safely right from the start!
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