I'm doing a full 5-day, "*Gem-Setting Program*" August 3rd - 7th.
There are still a few benches available for the last-minute students
who still wish to join 'us'. This school is on the north end on the
peninsula of Wisconsin, located in "*Fish Creek*". The topics that
are being presented are varied, but so important! Contact *Andra Nyman
@ 920 - 868 - 3455.*
1)* Princess Center stone*..*with Bright-Cutting inside of the
2) Princess-Cut, w/b (to match the engagement ring) Bright-Cutting
for the finish..
3) Channel Setting, with demo on Bright-Cutting..
4) Bezel Setting, extensive Bright-Cutting inside the bezel..
5) Gypsy/Flush Setting more Bright-Cutting around the stones..
6) 4 & 6-Prong Engagement rings. Still more Bright-Cutting on the
prongs.* As you can see by my curriculum, I am emphasizing
Bright-Cutting on all of the topics to be demo'd. For this class, I
am bringing already-prepared sets of Ongelette & Flat shaped gravers.
There will loads of bench-time every day just after the morning demo.
Hoping to see you at this great workshop/class.
I just started playing with prong settings (4 and 6 prong brass
cones with 10 mm CZ brilliants) and your course would be fun.
Unfortunately, I'm in NJ.
I gave my beginner's metal fabrication workshop with brass and
copper in my backyard yesterday. I taught 5 people basic sawing,
filing and sanding plus a simple cabochon bezel setting, and they
all had pendants or brooches at the end of the day.
The one thing I did learn is to use easy solder instead of easy flow
with beginners. I though easy flow would be easier because of the
lower mp, but it doesn't wet as well as easy on brass.