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Stone setting is central to jewelry making and this 3 day workshop covers 3 popular styles in one weekend: tube, flush and prong setting. Although they look like completely different setting, they actually share a lot in common.
Tube and flush settings both bring the color and beauty of stones to accent your jewelry designs. They’re perfect for small stones - 4mm or less. Tube settings are small stepped bezels made from tubing, perfect for cabochons or faceted stones. Students will make tube settings from scratch from tubing and solder them into a teardrop pendant.
Flush settings are made directly into sheet metal and bring a sophisticated, minimal beauty to jewelry with their slim burnished edges. The project for this setting is a modern sterling ring.
Prong settings are common for setting cabochons and faceted stones. Students will work with prong settings in basket and crown styles. Modifying the prongs for setting will be covered. The settings can be used for a lovely pair of earrings, a pendant or ring.
All three settings are made using burs, to create the seats for the stones, which makes them a perfect suite for practice. Make 3 beautiful projects and polish your settings during class.
• Tube setting
• Flush setting
• Basket and crown prong setting
• Proper use of setting burs
Kit of materials, full color handout and use of tools included.
Kit includes sterling wire, sheet, tubing and solder to make the sample projects. Also includes stones for all projects.
Basic jewelry skills, like completion of a Basic Jewelry course at Silvera Jewelry School, or equivalent skills like soldering jewelry, sawing, filing and polishing. Intro courses (like Intro to Soldering) are not sufficient for the prerequisites.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley CA