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Prong Settings for Stone Slices and Cabachons

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18+
All Levels
220
June 5, 2023
June 6, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Whether you love an organic, rustic look, a refined, elegant look, or somewhere in between, a stone can be the perfect inspiration for your work. Learn or refresh your sawing and soldering skills while exploring ways to create prong settings for stone slices and cabochons. We will explore different prong styles that each give their own look to your settings. This set of skills can open your design options and take your creations to the next level.

Workshop is open to all levels, but it will be helpful to be comfortable working with a jeweler’s saw and butane torches.

About the Instructor(s)

Jewelry artist Dona Miller is an award-winning artist and instructor of traditional silver-smithing and modern metal clay. She is known for her stone-setting techniques in both mediums. She has taught and exhibited throughout the west. Students enjoy her open and organized approach to teaching the metal arts.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Magnifiers (if needed)

• Personal tools (as it is often better to learn with your own tools) - jewelers saw, hammers, pliers, files, dremel/flex shaft, butane torch

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Sterling sheet and wire for projects

• Stones - slices and cabachons

• Copper sheet and wire for learning techniques

• Silver solder (medium and easy)

• Specialized bits for customizing prongs

• All tools needed for creating projects including: jeweler's saw and blades, hammers, files, pliers, sanding papers, soldering supplies, flex shaft

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