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Little Metal Foxes

03/16-17 NEW DATES! Cut-Card Stone Setting (2 day workshop)

03/16-17 NEW DATES! Cut-Card Stone Setting (2 day workshop)

Regular price $104.00 USD
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Saturday - Sunday, February 17 - 18, 2024 
(2 days, 2 hours per session) 
3:00 - 5:00 pm PST  

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Explore the construction of a simple 4-prong cut-card setting from sheet metal. The basic cut-card setting is a great alternative for both faceted and cabochon stones, and lends itself to bold statement designs as well as to more visually delicate and slender claw settings. A version of this versatile setting can be seen everywhere in the stone setting for the classic solitaire engagement ring. 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.

Participants are encouraged to work in sterling silver to create samples and finished projects, but copper or brass will work as well.

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals and 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

The links below will take you to or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Students in the Rio for Schools program enjoy wholesale benefits for six months (instructor code = RFSLMF). 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.

Recommended Materials

You will need a round faceted stone, 16ga sheet for the cut-card setting, and something for your ring shank (10ga wire is a nice basic option). These can be copper, brass, silver, etc. Here are the links for sterling silver:

Basic Tools you should have at your bench:

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