Flush setting is a method of setting a stone flush to the surface, where a fine ridge of metal is pushed over the edge of a stone. This private workshop run by jeweller and object Maker Sylvia Nevistic, starts with a demonstration of the techniques used in flush setting into a piece of copper.
You will be instructed in the anatomy of a faceted stone, measuring, marking, drilling the housing and then setting the stone. After a bit of practice you will have a chance to set coloured stones into a supplied sterling silver signet ring that you may take with you. All materials are supplied including the stones (cubic zirconias) and silver ring.
Should you wish to set any other stones, please feel free to bring them along for discussion. The best size for this technique is 1.5mm-3mm, stones should be faceted and round, being at least 7 on the MOHS scale, ie: tourmalines, sapphires, diamonds, cubic zirconias etc.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is specialised and suited to the intermediate jeweller; previous experience in jewellery making is needed. It is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t learnt beginner’s jewellery techniques before.
10AM – 1PM
Saturday 25 May
JamFactory Jewellery and Metal Studio - 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide