Oval Sterling Silver & Gemstone Inlay Pendant

Oval Sterling Silver & Gemstone Inlay Pendant – $70

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels. Students must be at least 17 years old.
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections
Skills and techniques taught: Sweat and pick soldering. Use patina to accent texture. Inlay crushed gemstones

Description:

There are many ways to incorporate gemstones into jewelry pieces– prongs, bezels and claw settings.  A beautiful alternative to these traditional settings is to inlay gemstones into the jewelry. 

In this class students will work from a pre-cut sterling silver oval to which they will solder decorative patterned wire and a bezel, and add crushed stones to the bezel.   

There is nothing to bring as all materials, tools and equipment will be provided.  Students will choose from a variety of beautiful gemstones, including turquoise, chrysocolla, lapis, and peridot.  Arrive early to choose your stone. 

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: Precut sterling silver oval, decorative wire, bezel wire, selection of crushed stones, sterling silver jump ring, waxed cotton necklace cord.

Skills Required:
Willingness to use a small butane torch. Steady hands.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

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Bezel and Prong Set Stone Pendant

Bezel and Prong Set Stone Pendant – $70.00

Saturday, April 2, 2022 |1pm-5pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Technique: Hot Connections/Metalwork/Stone Setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering. Stone setting in prongs and partial bezel

Description:

I’m rummaging through my stash of stones and they seem to be patiently waiting for their turn to shine in a setting made just for them.  Maybe you have some stones in your stash that are waiting to be used in a beautiful piece of jewelry. If you want to learn how to prong or bezel set a stone, this class is for you.  You’ll learn how to solder the prongs and bezel to set your choice of cabochons.  

Arrive early to choose your cabochon. 

There’s nothing you need to bring to class!  You’ll be provided with everything you need for this project.   

Wear closed toe shoes, tie back long hair, and don’t wear loose flowing clothing. 

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Precut sterling silver oval, decorative wire, bezel wire, selection of crushed stones, sterling silver jump ring, waxed cotton necklace cord.

Skills Required: Willingness to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

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