Saturday, October 8, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse
Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day prior to class.
The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.
This class will be recorded, and the recording will be available for students to access through their Little Metal Foxes accounts for a full month after the live class.
Two-Prong Settings are an elegant and lovely setting commonly used for things like solitaire settings on wedding rings. It is usually constructed with sheet metal. Demonstrations will include how to create a two-prong setting uses 16 gauge sheet and faceted stones. Construction tips for this setting can be applied to many kinds of faceted stones that are symmetrically shaped.
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals and ability to solder independently. Sawing and drilling skills needed.
Supply List for Students
The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Registered Little Metal Foxes students can access the Rio for Schools program for significant savings (discounts and flat-rate shipping). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.
A wide variety of wire gauges and wire profiles afford the student a broader range of experience and design possibilities. Wire profiles, like round square, half-round, triangle, and rectangle wire, are great for adding depth to your visual vocabulary! You can use these to create bands for rings, earrings, and pendants. Students don't need a lot of material to work with using this setting. But, an inch or so of 16 gauge sheet and maybe 3” of 16g square wire will be all the metal you are likely to need to create a ring with a two-prong setting. The demo will be with a faceted round stone. The one I will be using is a facet round stone. I will show you examples of other shapes that you can do with practice. I like to get a little 100ct. assortment of stones to play with from Verzazio on Etsy for about $30. The link is below. You can also find faceted stones from a wide variety of sources, including Rio Grande.
It will be necessary to have a soldering setup and a basic jewelry kit of tools.
- 16 gauge sheet (about 1x2” will be more than enough)
- 16 gauge square wire (a couple of inches is more than enough.)
- 6x6” soft solderite pad
- Solder I recommend having an inch of each on hand for general soldering needs.I will also be demonstrating the use of solder paste
- Solder pick
Tools and Equipment