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Posted July 3rd, 2019  /  Ends August 17th, 2019

Flush Stone Setting Intensive

Gemstone setting is a precise and intensive practice that involves training the eyes as well as the hands. This two day workshop will give students a strong foundation in basic stone setting skills to help build precision and proficiency in their work. Students will be taught how to set round faceted stones directly into metal using the flush setting (also known as burnish setting) technique. Several approaches to this style of setting will be taught, utilizing different types of burs.

Specific techniques taught will include tool making, precise marking with scribes and dividers, design layout, drilling, proper use of burs, and burnishing to secure settings. Finishing, polishing, care and wear on settings will also be covered. At this workshop students will become more comfortable working under magnification using visors and loupes.

August 17 & 18
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