07/11/2021 – Faceted Stone Series: Class 3-Simple Basket Setting
Requires a Minimum of 2 participants.
Students will learn how to create a simple basket setting out sterling silver wire. Basket settings have prongs that hold the gemstone in place. A basket setting utilizes a horizontal band at the base of the setting to support the gemstone, this horizontal band is what creates the illusion of a basket. They are incredibly useful for setting faceted stones in rings and more. This class will focus on setting a round 5mm faceted gemstone. Current maximum number of students will be 4, masks required.
Material Fee: $10-25 based upon materials purchased from instructor
Instructor: Leah Meleski
Date & Time: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 11am-6pm
Materials: Students should bring a sketchbook or notebook and a pencil for notes and drawings as well as 1 completed silver ring band to set stone on top of. Students are welcome to bring a small faceted stone to set, size between 4-8mm round. However, the instructor will provide 1- 5mm cubic zirconia stone, stone setting bur(s), & 18g sterling silver wire in materials kit. Please also bring a bagged lunch or snacks
Prerequisites: Beginning Jewelry & EITHER Silversmithing 101 or be able to create 1 finished silver ring band before class. Ring can be either made in 14g or 12g round wire or 6mm wide band out of 18g. Students are welcome to email the instructor with questions.
Out of stock