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Little Metal Foxes

03/16 Alternative Stone Setting: Fancy & Fragile

03/16 Alternative Stone Setting: Fancy & Fragile

Regular price $104.00 USD
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Saturday, March 16, 2024 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST 

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Finding new and creative ways to set stones can be tricky, especially when you are working with setting materials that are unusual, fragile, and extra fancy! If you are craving the opportunity to work with setting something delicate and treasured, this is for you! Let's find some new ways to set your alternative materials that will show them off while supporting them securely. Jenifer will walk you through a series of steps to design the perfect constructions for your work using metal sheet and wire. She will also show you how to brainstorm answers through models and other materials.

So bring your treasures, problem settings, and fragile parts that may need something besides a bezel or prong to hold it in place, and we will take it from there to create something totally new and different for your work. 

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 Materials:

A small variety of wire gauges, sheet metal and tubing profiles afford you a broader range of experience and design possibilities. You don't need a lot of material to work with. A foot or two of different wire, tubing and a few crimp beads make this easy! We will also be discussing a number of adhesives that will help connect your objects.
Listed below are options that I will be discussing and demonstrating. It is not necessary to purchase all of them to be able to work on your jewelry.

Metal options:

Recommended Tools:

Supplies from the hardware or craft store:

  • paper and pencils
  • Safety glasses
  • Set of small drill bits
  • Pack of craft needles
  • Large craft needles or tapestry needle
  • Little paint brush for flux
  • Emery paper
  • Wet/dry emery paper, 200/400/600
  • Fine sharpie


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