This class has been postponed, if you are interested in registering, please reach out to Jan for the date.
Class Description: Have you ever wanted to learn alternative methods of setting stones? in this class we will learn how to set stones that do not work in a traditional bezel setting. You will learn how to create wire cages, tube settings, claw settings and prong settings to set unusually shaped stones and other materials such as shells and stones. I will be using an acetylene torch to demonstrate, but class can be completed with butane torch. You will be able to create one of a kind artisan settings after completing the class.
<Instructor: Jan Harris Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Pre-requisite: Soldering experience.
Materials Kit (included in price): Sterling silver stock enough to complete project as shown, selection of semi-precious stones. Domestic US shipping.**
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
- Nylon nose pliers
- Flush cutters (ultra flush preferred)
- Heavy Duty Cutters
- Sharpie, fine tip
- Metal Ruler
- Brass Brush
- Rawhide or nylon mallet
- Bench block
- Needle files
- Bezel shears
- Curved burnisher
- Jewelers' saw & 2/o saw blades
- Cut Lube
- Bench pin
- Divider (optional, but helpful)
- Solder Set-up, including hard, medium and easy solder
- Liver of sulfur or BlackMax (preferred)
- Tube Cutting pliers (optional)
*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship March 30, 2021, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.
**Domestic US shipping is included in Kit price. Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.