Jewellery making workshops with Melissa Hunt

photography : Kate Gibb

Melissa currently co-ordinates City and Guilds Creative Techniques Levels 2 and 3 in jewellery making at Westhope College in Shropshire.


Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers:

Techniques, Inspiration and Professional Advice for

Stunning Results

By Melissa Hunt

Published in the UK by Search Press

This book by Melissa Hunt is a collection of techniques for combining gems with metal. It offers information about choosing stones according to their properties then designing, making and marketing stone-set pieces.

Based at Great Western Studios in West London, Melissa has been making jewellery for twenty five years. She has drawn on her experiences to create this book, presenting traditional techniques alongside contemporary stonesetting ideas.

Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers has tutorials appropriate for all skill levels: its aim is to offer tips for the beginner and demystify some of the more complicated techniques for the advanced maker.

Commissioned by Rotovision and distributed by Search Press. 

Buy a copy from HERE





Pieces for the 20/20 Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire created from Chinese mother of pearl gaming counters, silver, drusy, lava beads and a rose cut white topaz...