Faceted Stone Setting
This two-day intensive workshop will introduce three types of settings for round faceted gemstones. Through demonstration and discussion, we will cover the theory and practice of fabricating tube bezels, bead setting in sheet metal, and using commercial prong settings. Students will learn faceted stone terminology, and best practices for handling precious and semi-precious stones. Each class will include 3 hours of formal instruction, followed b a 2 hour open studio, for students to practice under the guidance of the instructor. Sterling settings, copper sheet, and cubic zirconia are provided for practice, colored stones are available for purchase.