Stone Setting in Metal Clay

Learn how to set CZ stones, glass and cabochon settings for natural stones all with basic torch firing techniques

Delivered by the award winning London Jewellery School

Watch the course trailer video below to find out more...

Course Overview: 

Learn to make beautiful stone set pieces in metal clay (PMC and Art Clay) with expert jeweller Anna Campbell in this professional and in-depth online course. 

Course Level: Intermediate (we recommend completing the beginners Make Silver Metal Clay Charms with Julia Rai course first) 

Course time: approx 105 mins 

Lessons: 7

Overview: Stone setting adds a whole new layer of depth and excitement to your metal clay work and in this course Anna will teach you; how to set glass pieces in metal clay and safely fire them without damaging or cracking the glass piece. She will also show you some top tips for setting CZ’s in small multi-layered pieces followed by a project using a bezel cup to set a natural stone which cannot be fired and therefore needs to be set after torch firing the piece. And finally, Anna will show you how to make finished pieces ready to wear or sell as part of a jewellery business.

Key Projects Covered: 

  • Torch fired dichroic glass setting
  • Two layered CZ setting 
  • Natural cabochon bezel cup stone setting 

Who is this course suitable for: Anyone who would like to develop their metal clay skills and learn to set stones in silver pieces. This is an intermediate level course and the expert tutor will guide you through all of the steps to learn these techniques and hone your skills to take your making up to the next level. You don't need lots of expensive tools and equipment. All of these projects can be made at home from a simple table top with a few basic bits and pieces. 

What Can I make? 

A range of stone set pendants, charms and elements for rings and broaches. Each with semi-precious natural stones, cubic zirconia stones and glass cabochon stones. So lots of beautiful stone set silver jewellery, like these below...