Gemstone setting post-firing metal clay not only preserves the original quality of your gemstones but increases the overall value of your creations. This level 2 class will provide you with the intermediate skills to create the angles for setting teardrop cabochons for your projects. Optimal jewelers quality is always the goal.
2 hours (or 1 hour for level 1 addon) of live interactive video conferencing including guided step-by-step instructions - (internet connected device with web-cam required).
Step guide Document (.pdf) providing the most critical steps and considerations.
Rodi will guide you through choosing your gemstones with bezel setting in mind. With a host of tips and tricks to accommodate the angular aspect of a teardrop setting.
This class accommodates all skill levels and is 1 of 2 options for step 4 of a series of 5 classes that cover every step of completing a hand-formed metal clay creation including post fired gemstone setting.
Calibrated Teardrop cabochon approx. 10 - 15 mm.
Hard & Medium solder wire
Handy T Flux (Paste liquid
Bezel wire & sheet metal (copper or silver)
Sandpaper (220 grit)
Tweezers (cross locking)
Flush cutter straight edge
Flat nose pliers (if required)
Triangular needle file
Quenching bowl of water
High % Alcohol (No rubbing alcohol!)
After check-out, you will receive a registration confirmation, a list of the required tools & products along with your video conferencing session link.
Required connectivity: internet connected device - Desk top / laptop / tablet or smartphone with web cam and microphone. Optional headphones with microphone (recommended for desktop / laptop). Installation of free download browser plugin or app.