Flush settings are a modern and elegant way to set faceted round stones. The stone drops into the metal with the table of the stone flush with the surface of the metal.
In this course you will learn how to flush set a stone. We demonstrate two different techniques of flush setting which we encourage students to experiment with to find the one that works best for them.
Using the the first method students will create a stylish and sleek flush set pendant incorporating a method of drilling, burring and rubbing the metal over the stones.
The second method is slightly more technical where we teach how to prepare a secure seat within the metal that helps to create a professional setting and finish. You will create one or more flush set stones on a curved ring shank to practice this technique.
Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school or feel free to bring your own to work with.
Suitable for intermediate levels students. For example, students will need to know how to make a D wire silver ring.
We take half an hour for lunch around 1pm, packed lunches are advised and can be eaten at the studio. Tea and coffee provided throughout the day.