Granulation in Silver & Gold

Learn the beautiful art of granulation in silver and gold using the soldering in place technique

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Learn how to create granulation in silver and gold

With this brand new course taught by expert jeweller, Stelios Karantonas, in this course you will learn:

  • The secret to preparing your pieces for granulation
  • How to create different sizes of granules in both silver and gold
  • Soldering your granules using the solder in place method
  • Work with gold and silver and mixed metals to create your own unique one of a kind designs
  • How to add to your piece with a tube setting for a faceted stone
  • How to set a cabochon stone in a pendant with a granulation halo
  • Projects covered in this course include making a ring and a pendant - all the skills you need to start a new collection!

Please note: this course covers the 'solder in place' method of granulation rather than the fusing method

What Will You Get?

  • Ongoing access to comprehensive video lessons, guiding you through all the techniques, tips and tricks
  • Downloadable course notes to work alongside the videos
  • Full list of kit and materials you need to create these gorgeous designs
  • Access to our supportive community of jewellers and tutors to help you at every stage of the process
  • Access to the videos 24/7 - you can stop, pause, rewind and replay as much as you like
  • Excellent close-up shots to see what is happening in each step so you don't miss a thing

Your Instructor

Stelios Karantonas
Stelios Karantonas

Stelios Karantonas is a Greek designer who lives and creates in London. He found his niche in jewellery manufacturing and design, receiving two scholarships and working as a freelance designer/maker in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece.

Stelios created his own brand in London in 2014. All his pieces are hand-made in his Hatton Gardens workshop, where he constantly grows as a designer, working on a variety of gemstones, 9, 18 and 22 Karat Gold and 925 Sterling Silver.

Stelios is a passionate teacher who is extremely giving in sharing his vast knowledge of silver and goldsmithing with budding students.

This course is suitable for jewellers who have experience of working with sheet silver metal and are competent at soldering and basic stone setting.

If you are new to working with silver but would like to give it a try take a look at our beginners course The Silver Jewellery Workshop, the Soldering Masterclass and Stone Setting in Silver first. You will need some experience of tube and cabochon stone setting to make these pieces.

We look forward to welcoming you on the course and seeing your new creations soon

Tools required for this course

Silver jewellery making equipment

Including tweezers, jewellers saw frame and blade

Set of files - flat file, needle files

Pliers set - including round nosed and cutters

Emery stick and papers - 800, 1000 and 1200

Soldering station including:

Professional butane micro torch

Large torch e.g. max flame pro butane hand torch

Charcoal block, binding wire

A revolving soldering stand (optional)

Soldering block and heatproof mat

Safety goggles

Liquid flux and brush (Stelios uses flux soldering liquid with Klein on the label)

Tecnhoflux or other solder blocker (optional)

Jewellers pickle, plastic sieve

Small containers for your jump rings and granules


For polishing in between the granules a dremel or similar and 3M radial discs are recommended

Yellow 3M radial discs, 80 grit on the radial mandrel

Stone setting tools

Square pusher

Bezel pusher

Curved steel burnisher

Round burr (for creating divots in the charcoal block)

2.5mm round stone setting burr (for tube setting)

Dremel or similar

We recommend that you watch the course through before purchasing materials as the sizes you will need depend on your gemstone size

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