Flush setting is a method of setting a stone flush to surface of metal, where a fine ridge of metal is pushed over the edge of a stone. This workshop starts with you making a simple jewellery piece such as a ring or pendant, to be later set with a faceted stone. Once the jewellery piece is completed you will be instructed in the anatomy of a faceted stone, measuring, marking, drilling the housing and then setting the stone. All materials are supplied including the stones (cubic zirconias) and silver. 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 etc.
This workshop is suited to the intermediate jeweller; previous experience in jewellery making is needed. It is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t soldered or used beginner’s jewellery techniques before.
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Date: Saturday 7 October
Location: Metal Studio, JamFactory, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide