Saturday + Sunday | July 8+9 | 11am-5pm | $240 + practice kit| Register Now!
This method of stone setting dates back to ancient times but has seen a resurgence in popularity in contemporary jewelry design. Students will learn how to set stones flush with the surface of their metal by carefully drilling, seating and then burnishing stones in place. This versatile technique will open up a world of design options for students while honing dexterity and skill applicable to any jewelry practice. We will explore hand-making and customizing tools, while sharing tips and trade secrets of the “old timers” in the industry and insider resources used by expert setters. Stone and ring samples are provided, Students provide their own tools.
Prior silversmithing experience highly recommended. The Practice Kit will include silver practice plates, practice rings and practice gems.