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10/14 Alternative Stone Setting: Setting Stone-in-Stone

10/14 Alternative Stone Setting: Setting Stone-in-Stone

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Saturday, Octobert 14, 2023 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

All Levels

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.

Setting stones in other stones seems like a magic trick. This can create some truly unique designs that incorporate faceted stones, cabs, pearls, glass, and enamels! Here is an opportunity to combine several of your skills into a more complex setting creation. This stone-in-stone setting workshop will focus on the techniques used to create flared or step tube-type settings and carving stone to create unique stone-in-stone settings for jewelry. Students will learn the techniques through demonstrations using tubing to create basic tube settings, refresh on bezels and gallery wire, drilling stone, porcelain, and more to create unique stone settings. Stone setting will work for a variety of stones such as faceted round for tube setting, rose cut, and cabochon stones. Demos will also include how to use the flex shaft to measure, cut, and set tube settings, and use diamond burs to make holes and alterations.

Students may work alongside the demos, or choose just to observe and learn. Students have access to class videos for up to 30 days following the class to watch at their leisure!

The settings discussed include standard tube setting, telescoping settings, & bezel settings.

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent. Students should have some soldering skills.



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. 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.


Recommendation Materials:

  • Sterling and brass tubes
  • Round faceted stone. Stones should be the same size as the tube for flared tube setting. Stones used for telescoping tubing should be the same size as the inside tube, and be able to slide into the outside telescoping tube for a in fit.
  • Bezel wire or gallery wire appropriate for the size and shape of your cabochon. I use bezel wire from Jeff Klein.
  • Silver solder wire 3" each
  • Flux
  • Sterling sheet, appropriate for the size of your stone and design (copper or brass sheet may also be used for your samples.)

Recommended Tools
These tools are available from Rio Grande and other suppliers locally and online for your convenience. But, if you have your own tools or want to add to your kit, this is what we will be using.


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