Surface-Setting Faceted Stones

Transform any simple piece of jewelry with the sparkle and color of faceted gemstones! This two-day workshop will involve lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on time exploring the possibilities in surface-setting faceted stones. Jim Dailing, a master goldsmith, will cover flush setting, bead, pave, and channel setting. Jim also caters to the class frequently demonstrating techniques on demand such as a tapered tube setting and remarkably efficient wax carving.  Time will be spent looking at different cuts and working qualities of stones that should be considered during the setting process. Prerequisites: This is an intermediate-to-advanced level workshop.

Basic materials included