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24/02/10 Alternative Stone Setting: Wire and Prongs VIDEO ONLY

24/02/10 Alternative Stone Setting: Wire and Prongs VIDEO ONLY

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Recorded Saturday, February 10, 2024 


Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

 The simple wire basket setting is a great alternative for faceted, cabochon, free-form stone, and found objects. Demonstration and discussion include a variety of ways to use wire to customize your designs and set objects like stones in prong settings. Students are encouraged to produce both samples and finished elements for jewelry applications. They can also watch and make pieces later! We will discuss a few great soldering and construction tips that apply to several soldering applications, including soldering jigs.

Participants are encouraged to work in sterling silver 18g wire to create samples and finished projects. But copper or brass wire will work as well.

Prerequisite: Ability to solder independently.

All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 30 days after the class. Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day (24 hours) prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.

Supply List for Students

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Recommended Tools & Materials From Demos:

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! Students don't need a lot of material to work with. But, a couple of feet of 18 or 20-gauge wire will be all the metal you are likely to need for the class! Faceted, free-form, and cabochon stones, as well as found objects, can personalize each person’s work. I like to get a little 100-carat assortment of stones to play with from Verzazio on Etsy for about $30. The link is below.

It's necessary to have a personal soldering set up.

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