Stone Setting Class:  Flush setting

What is a flush setting?

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.

Materials

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.

Student Ability Level

Suitable for intermediate levels students. For example, students will need to know how to make a D wire silver ring.

Lunch

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.

CLASS

COURSE

£75

EXCL MATERIALS

6 Hours

1 Day

Stone Setting Class:  Flush setting

IMPROVER

Hayley Kruger

You will learn

  • How to drill
  • How to measure accurately
  • How to use a burnisher
  • How to flush set on a flat surface
  • How to flush set on a curved surface
  • Polishing and finishing