Dates & locations

Summer (live workshop):

July 30-Aug 1, 2021
Sunriver Workshop

Up to 7 students, vaccinated ony
10 am – 4 pm
Tuition: $400

Summer (online class):

Aug 21,22,23 2021
Virtual Class

Up to 15 students, online
12 am – 3 pm 

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Stone Setting Without Prongs:

Bead Setting, Flush Setting & Tapered Bezel Setting

Take Your Stone Setting Skills to the Next Level!

If you have the tools, skills, and desire, we can make this work as an online class for remote learning. The same information will be covered in both the online class and in-person workshops.  The primary difference is that people will be able to work on their projects during class time in the in-person workshop. Students will have access to the recording of the class for 2 weeks after the class ends.

Class Requirements

This class is for intermediate or higher level students that have basic skills and have their own workspace set up already. The online class requires that you have tools such as a rolling mill, basic torch setup, and hand tools.

You will need the ability to attend an online class (we prefer zoom).

The equipment we’ll be using includes Flex shaft, Clamping device, Inverted cone bur, Drill bit, Setting bur, Bud bur, Beading tools, Optics, Soft sticky wax, Good lighting, Old toothbrush, and a Fine point Sharpie. For more details and sources visit our Expanded List and Suppliers

The materials requirements for the class includes: Work station and tools, 10+ stones: 10 — 2.5MM, 1- 14GA copper band. Please refer to our expanded list and suppliers here.

Required Skills

Skill level: Intermediate +


Live Classes at Jim Dailing’s Sunriver Workshops, and most On-location Teaching Workshops provide all needed materials and supplies for the student.


For virtual online classes, where students are in their own studios, please read the following carefully.


The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item’s packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required – observers are welcome.

Students should come to class with 2 completed satin finish ring bands if they wish to complete workshop objectives:

  • 2 x 14g ring bands – flat profile – 6mm wide – copper is fine
  • 6 x 2.5mm CZ (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x 5.0mm CZ (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x 18g sterling strip – 5mm wide x 15.5mm long (Rio Grande)
  • small amount of easy and hard solder (Rio Grande)

A soldering setup:

  • 1 x fireproof torch area – steel baking sheet will work (Amazon)
  • 1 x Solderite™ pad or fire bricks (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x torch – Smith mini or Silversmith (Rio Grande or Rio Grande)
  • 1 x #0 or #1 torch tip – if getting Silversmith (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x soldering tweezers (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x soldering pick (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x 3rd arm (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x paste flux (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x copper tongs – for pickle (Rio Grande)
  • silver solder – hard, medium, easy (Rio Grande)
  • pickle – for non-ferrous metals (Rio Grande)
  • crock pot or tempered glass container – for pickle (Amazon)
  • tempered glass container or sink – for quenching and rinsing
  • small brush – for flux

Hand tools:

Forming tools:

You will need a flat ended punch for hammer setting. The instructor will demo how to make one using a 4″ x 1/8″-1/4″ piece of tools steel square stock, files, and a torch to heat treat the steel, so you can make your own or purchase one.

  • 1 x flat ended punch or W1 tool steel (Otto Frei or McMaster)
  • files for using on steel
Students should bring

In addition to the above items, you will want to have the following items available:

  • hard work surface
  • fan and open window – or ventilation system
  • safety glasses
  • pencil, Sharpie, notebook
  • rags/towels


If you still have questions, please contact me! I’d love to hear how best to serve your needs, and make this a successful class for you.