This technical stone setting class will explore a multitude of stone setting styles with a primary focus on prong, flush, and bezel setting of round and fancy cut gemstones. Channel and basic bead settings will also be covered. You will also learn the theory behind stone-setting, gemstone characteristics, how to make setting tools, and how to design with unique gemstones in mind. You can expect to finish 3-5 pieces of jewelry in this class but the emphasis will be on information and technique.
Some experience required: Basic metalworking skills such as sawing, filing and soldering are required. Some stone setting experience is helpful but not required.