When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Russell Lownsbrough
  • Course Code W22JWYA25A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Extend your jewellery making skills by learning how to make a variety of common settings. Coronet, basket, corner claw. Round, square and oval. Step by step demonstrations of making 3 separate mounts, followed by practical application with close support from the tutor. This course is suitable for students who have studied jewellery making and are at an Intermediate Level. Please note this is not a setting class, these settings are covered in Introduction to Stone Setting

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • use a collet plate
  • plan mounts for stones
  • construct mounts
  • learn tips on combining mounts


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    We will look at and discuss examples of stones and settings. You will learn how to plan and construct several of the most common settings. Demonstrations will be given to the group and backed up by help on a one to one basis, There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience, through discussion, show and tell and group crit.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for students who have studied jewellery making and are at an Intermediate Level. You must have good soldering skills.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. You need a moderate level of fitness and arm strength to be able to form metal. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant and they will advise you as to necessary precautions

    What you need

    All tools needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. We also provide basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals, paper, acrylics, enamel etc. There are some items you will need to purchase yourself such as precious metals (silver and gold), stones, saw blades and specific sized drill bits. Your tutor will help you assess your metal requirements for each project and provide a list of suppliers. Some silver will be available to buy from your tutor should you wish to use it. Please bring: an apron, a small hard back notebook & a fine permanent pen Please wear suitable footwear.

    What you can do next

    Your tutor Russell Lownsbrough teaches a course in Further Adventures in Mount Making for Stones on a Friday evening or you may want to do one of his Monday evening courses in Stone Setting. Morley runs courses for Beginners through to Advanced Jewerllery Making