STONE SETTING WITHOUT PRONGS:
BEAD SETTING, FLUSH SETTING & TAPERED BEZEL SETTING
About this course
This live 2-day workshop in our Sunriver Studios will focus on three distinct stone setting processes – the first being bead setting and the second being flush setting and the last being tapered bezel setting. Starting with bead setting, the first session will guide students on how to expertly hold and use each unique tool, on top of learning the process for this delicate stone setting technique, which allows for the inclusion of smaller, less expensive stones to act as highlights on nearly any design surface.
The second session will show students how to first measure out and then fabricate a thick walled tube, before moving on to cutting a seat and hammer setting a round faceted stone. This type of setting is ideal for custom engagement and wedding rings as the thick wall provides a clean visual frame and emboldens the stone to act as a focal point, while giving the piece a secure and structurally sturdy setting suitable for daily wear.
When: July 30-Aug 1, 2021 Saturday-Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Sunriver Workshop
Capacity: Up to 7 students, vaccinated ony
Our in-person workshops provide ALL necessary materials and supplies. This class is for intermediate or higher level students that have basic skills and have their own workspace set up already.
LODGING & TRAVEL
Sunriver is near Bend, Oregon, and has many accommodations in the area. If you’d like to discuss lodgings or travel arrangements, I’m happy to offer helpful suggestions. An orientation flyer will be provided upon signup.
Skill level: Intermediate +