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Stone Setting – 5 Week Evening Course


About the Course

This short course is suitable for beginners, you will be introduced to some traditional jewellery making techniques including stone setting. You can use your own stones for setting or some will be provided for free, this will include sea glass or pebbles. If you would like to use semi precious stones theses will be available to purchase at a small charge.

Week One: Fee will show you how to use a piercing saw and then how to make a stone setting using cold connections. 

Week Two: Complete project from week 1. A demonstration will be given on silver soldering.

Week Three: An introduction to bezel setting. This will lead on to you making a pendant drop or ring.

Week Four: In the penultimate week you will make a pendant drop or ring with a bezel setting.

Week Five: In the final week you will be shown how to finish your pieces. All projects will be completed.

The course is run by Fiona Cocks BA(Hons) who is has been teaching classes for over 10 years. The 2.5 hour sessions takes place in the workshops of Bigbury Mint, which is in Ermington, near Ivybridge, in the heart of the South Hams area of Devon.

Courses run on Thursdays evenings. We can take group-bookings at other times as well.

Covid-19 Precautions.
We are restricting this course to 9 people to allow for social distancing.
We advise that you bring and wear a mask. There will be some sanitising rules that will be explained to you when you arrive.
We can’t offer tea or coffee so we advise you to bring a flask.

What’s included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided. Turn up ready for a 6pm start on Thursday evenings with clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and enclosed shoes or boots suitable for a workshop (not flip-flops or sandals). Parking is available right outside.

Terms and Conditions.

You need to pay for your course in full before booking is confirmed. Phone 01548 830717 to make a payment. Please note that full refunds can only given with a minimum of 30 days notice. If the notice is less than 30 days, then we can only refund 50% of your payment. We retain the right to refuse entry to anyone who is aggressive or under the influence of drugs including alcohol.

Cost. £130 payable on booking.

If you have a group of 6 or more, a course can be arranged just for you. Vouchers available.

Call 01548 830717 or email info@bigburymint.com. to book.


Next dates;

  • Begins Thursday 4th March 2021, then continues 11th, 18th, 25th and 1st April. 6-8.30pm