with Matt Dwyer
[and guest gem merchants] Aimed at students with intermediate to advanced jewellery making skills, this 9-week course will focus on the varied techniques of flush setting gemstones. During the course, students will learn the fundamental rules of all stonesetting, learn basic layout skills and importantly how to make their own tools which can be modified as required for varied setting applications. Students will be encouraged to couple their new skills with existing stone setting skills to enlarge their skill base. Throughout the course, multiple gem merchants, (including opal merchants) will visit the class, to educate students on choosing gemstones, and to give tips and tricks on setting each with safety. This course I s all about developing confidence through understanding and preparation, enabling enjoyable and varied setting applications. Students will work on their own projects with the guidance of a professional jeweller with 20 years’ experience.