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    Default Stone setting

    A course I haven't actually been on yet...

    While dissolving brass and steel into gunk yesterday (electoretching!) I had the opportunity to have a chat with a full-time setter. His name's Thomas Wellburn, he's based at Making Space in Havant and he's running a 10 week course on mounting or setting. He's teaching pavé from the start - on the grounds that once you've got the hang of that, all the other settings are easy... Oh, and he's just won a Gold Award in the 2011 Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council awards for gemstone setting.

    Should be fun

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    I want his Quince necklace if he's giving it away :-)

    I would just love to learn from him. Maybe when we sell our inherited house - in this market it's not looking like it will be anytime soon tho :-(
    Di x

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    It's lovely, isn't it? I'll ask him if he can offer it up as a freebie, but I think I know the answer

    Booked & paid for, starting on 11 May. I've got the tools list, and I'm not sure there's anything I need to buy on it...

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    Just had a look at his gallery - wow! And that Quince necklace is rather special.
    Anne

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    The course starts this evening - I'm kind of looking forward to it. I even had to buy a new graver for it - or so I thought, until I found I already had a suitable bullstick to match the new one that arrived. Oh well.

    If people are interested, I can do a brief write-up week to week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    If people are interested, I can do a brief write-up week to week?
    Yes please!!

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    Yes you can be our stone wright.

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    Ooh, yes please Peter.
    Anne

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    Yes please Peter!
    Lorraine

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    Week 1:

    This session was mainly given over to tool preparation (i.e. setting up gravers & scorpers) and some basic engraving & bead raising exercises. As all 5 of us already have a fair amount of experience, this has gone quite quickly - so no hanging around. It's still the bright cutting that gives me the most aggro - we've been raising a line of beads, then cutting around them to highlight them. Having become used to using my microscope, it's a bit strange falling back on the Optivisor!

    No photos as yet - there's not much to show.

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