Instructor: Leslie Hartwell
Plus a $125 materials fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class.
$1876/$1688 Price for Jewelry I, II, and II
Please see listings for material fee for each class.
Learn to set gemstones through an understanding of the functional goals of the stonesetting structure, the characteristics of different stones, cuts and shapes, the properties of the metals being used and the tools available to achieve the end result. This analytical approach is used to recognize the similarities among settings and the differences needing to be addressed as progressively challenging stones are presented. Students fabricate samples of settings from sheet and wire in base metals and/or sterling silver and gain the confidence to design creative setting solutions to suit any stone or object. The use and modification of commercial stone settings are also introduced.
Prerequisite: NBSS Jewelry II or equivalent (very strong sawing, filing, and soldering skills). Some experience using the Meco Midget Torch and/or Smith Little Torch is important.
Tool kit rentals are available for this class. $50 rental fee + $50 security deposit; Students are still responsible for purchasing consumables on the tool list. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.
Please review our Registration Policies before registering.
Registration closes 7 days prior to workshop start.