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Romancing the Stone

  • B180946
  • Instructor: Francesca Watson
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Sat. June 9
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 20
  • Class Fee : $234.00
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If one gorgeous cabochon is good, two or more is even better! You’ll explore options for embellishing cabochons, including adding smaller stones, and crafting custom metal components. You’ll learn how to design with practical questions in mind, like how your additions impact function, and how to securely attach your accents so they stay put and look great. Then you’ll design a pendant setting to showcase your beautiful cabochon creation.
Students will Learn:
How to safely drill cabochons without damaging them (or yourself); how to secure embellishments to the cabochons and how to set them in a custom-designed pendant setting.
Prior experience with soldering and the jeweler’s saw is helpful, but not required.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Magnifiers, battery-operated task lamp.
Materials in Kit:
Sterling silver sheet, tubing; fine-silver bezel wire; selection of cabochons; sterling silver wire; use of all tools and equipment; consumables.
One seat per person per class.
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