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Free online course – make a stone set ring

Did you know that as well as our classes in London we also have online courses you can enrol on? Jewellery School Online is perfect for those who can’t get to our courses in London or those who want a refresher of techniques that they can learn from home. Our online courses feature videos you can watch as many times as you’d like as well as notes you can download and use alongside your practice. Check out all the online courses we have available.

Tutor Sophie Arnott has just filmed a new course – making a stone set ring and it is available for FREE!

Perfect for beginners and those new to stone setting – you will be guided through how to prepare a ring blank and pre-made bezel cup setting, solder them together and set a stone of your choice. All of this can be done with a few tools and materials from your kitchen table 🙂

If you are new to stone setting this is a great project which is quick, simple and extremely rewarding. You will make some beautiful finished pieces whilst learning the basics of stone setting. If you would like to learn more advanced techniques such as how to create your own settings from scratch sign up for our course ‘Stone Setting in Silver‘ or to learn to make your own silver rings and pendants see The Silver Jewellery Workshop

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What techniques are covered?

  • How to prepare your ring blank for soldering
  • Soldering a sterling silver bezel cup to a ring
  • Pickle and polishing
  • Stone setting techniques for cabochon stones
  • Finishing your ring

& much more

Enrol now for free and start learning today!

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For those that are itching to learn more, we also have a pre-sale offer of 50% off our next online course that will be released on 2nd December 2017 – stone setting in silver. Here tutor Rebecca Steiner takes you through the three stone setting techniques that we cover in our 2-day class at the London Jewellery School – tube setting, cabochon and flush or gypsy setting.stone-setting-online-course-jewellery-school-online

What will you get with this course?

  • Lifetime access to 6 comprehensive video lessons, guiding you through all the techniques, tips and tricks to perfecting your stone setting
  • Downloadable course notes to work alongside the videos
  • Access to our supportive community of jewellers and tutors to help you at every stage of the process
  • Access to the videos 24/7 – you can stop, pause, rewind and replay as much as you like
  • Excellent close-up shots to see what is happening in each step so you don’t miss a thing

The course will be £99 when it is released but sign up before 2nd December 2017 and you can take advantage of the pre-sale price of 50% off – just £49.50!

Click on this link for more information and to pay the reduced price

 

Two new classes for you to try

As if moving to our new studio wasn’t enough excitement, we’re also launching a couple of brand new day classes – one in beading and wire and one in silver. Why not be among the first to sign up.

New class 1: Beginners Wire Weaving

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Kerry Bloom, who recently joined LJS as a wire wrapping tutor, specialises in this intricate and dramatic wire weaving technique and in the new class will be teaching students two types of weave and how to make hook and eye clasps.

During the day students will use coloured copper wire to make the earrings and bracelet set pictured and leave with the skills to make a necklace at home.

The first Wire Weaving class will be on Friday 31 May and will cost £132.

New class 2: Recycle Your Silver Jewellery

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Do you have scrap silver or failed projects that you don’t know what to do with – or even some unwanted silver jewellery?

In this class tutor Rebecca Steiner will provide an introduction into melting and reworking scrap metal to create new pieces. During the class you will melt down your own scrap metal and through the use of forging and forming techniques, rework it into useable sheet and wire for future use.

The class will also cover hints and tips for: mixing gold alloys, melting down old jewellery, and home casting. You will be guided in issues to be aware of when melting and alloying metals, and useful contacts for tools, suppliers and resources.

The first of the Recycling Your Silver Jewellery will be on Saturday 15 June and will cost £132.

Don’t forget that you will need to bring pieces of scrap silver or silver jewellery that you want to recycle.