Learn to set stones without a torch or solder!
This class is designed for those who have had some experience with a jewelers saw and are interested in capturing cabochons or other flat backed objects (coins, buttons, rocks, etc) without the need for bezels.
We'll cover basic and intermediate layouts, design considerations and finishing. This type of setting can be done in a limited studio space - if you have a table to saw at and a few small tools you can add tab-setting to your metalworking skill set!
Live Class options will be held over Zoom and include a materials kit, access to short demo videos and a full recording of the class session. A link to the demo videos will be emailed to you with the instructions pdf when we ship your kit. The class recording will be sent to you within 24hours of class completion. Signup deadlines are one week prior to each session to ensure enough time to receive your kit in the mail.
The Self-Study option includes a materials kit and written instructions.
Materials kit includes:
- one practice cabochon (selected at random from the green stones shown in second photo)
- 1.5" square piece of copper sheet
- 4" x 5" piece of tracing paper
- 3" x 4" pieces of sandpaper in 320 + 360 grits
- 3" x 4" piece of 3M Tri-M-Ite 30 micron polishing paper (for a matte finish)
- 6 sawblades to correspond with sheet metal gauge
- pdf of project instructions (sent via email when kit ships, hard copy included in package)
To complete this project you should also have a jewelers saw, bench pin, blade wax, a sharpie (extra fine tip), small files and tape. Rubber cement, scrap paper and a scribe can be helpful but are not required.
We keep a small selection of new tools on hand - if you need a starter kit, please let me know. I can share info on what I have in stock and forward info for other suppliers.
*The kit is intended to be used during class so that we're all working with the same materials to learn the process. Even if you have your own pieces, I would definitely recommend using the kit to practice during class and saving your stones and sheet metal for your next project.