Makery University/Faceted Stones Without Prongs: An Unexpected Introduction

  • $750
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Faceted Stones Without Prongs: An Unexpected Introduction

  • Course
  • 13 Lessons

We are delighted to be welcoming Jim Dailing to the studio for an expanded and innovative introduction to setting faceted stones without using prongs! Jim is bringing us uniquely accessible twists on traditional methods that don't use expensive setting tools, microscopes, or even gravers! Over the course of five days, we'll fabricate our own heavy sterling silver bands and go deep in understanding essential considerations when working with faceted stones. We explore surface setting options including bead setting, pave, and flush setting, and discuss when and how to use them to the best advantage. We'll finish up with fabricating and fusing a structural tapered bezel and learning how to properly bezel set a faceted stone. And as an added bonus, workshop registration includes a "Gem Talk" evening with Jim, as he gives us a good overview of types of gems, their characteristics, common cuts, and other essential information about working with and choosing faceted gems.
This is an intermediate class, and you'll need to be proficient in basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing, filing, and soldering. More advanced students are encouraged to bring personal projects into which they would like to incorporate faceted stones as well as any faceted gems that they would like to set, time permitting.

This is an online seat for a live workshop experience!

This workshop is being held live in our Texas studio on June 15 - 19, 2022.

This registration will give you access to our hosted and monitored Zoom classroom live during the workshop PLUS 30 days of access to the recordings of all demos.

Looking for the in-person registration? Visit this link!



Here's everything you need to know about how this online class will work.
About this workshop
    About your instructor
      Terms and Conditions
        Student Release From
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        Prerequisites and required tech
          The Zoom Classroom

            What you'll need

            Safety Considerations
              The tools you'll need
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              Materials for the project
                Your soldering station
                  Your pickling station
                    Makery Ring Chart - UPDATED.pdf
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                    Workshop Sessions - The 30 Day Access Has Expired!

                    Videos will be uploaded here at the end of each day.
                    Things Jim talked about in class