Our 2 day Gypsy setting workshop is a perfect introduction to setting small gemstones flush to the metal. Intermediate level skills are needed for this workshop and it is a great opportunity to build up your jewellery making repertoire.
The aim of this workshop is to provide students with the confidence and skills to understand the process and requirements to securely Gypsy set smaller gemstones into beautifully finished jewellery.
Over the weekend you will have time to resize your ring if necessary, learn how to make your own setting tool from recycled burs, learn how to accurately measure and choose the tools for preparing a seat for your stones. You will practice Gypsy setting on a copper sample piece before setting multiple stones of various colours and sizes into your ring. You will learn to clean up your Gypsy set ring ready to wear. Some students will have time to work on a second jewellery piece such as a pendant or earrings.
Students will learn how to make some of the tools required to Gypsy set the stones and will be provided with a take home kit containing drill bits, burs and the tools required to continue the practice after completion of the workshop.