In this intensive 10-day class, students with prior setting experience will focus on Fine Micro Setting and Pavé Techniques for use in High-Quality Jewelry Making. Topics to be covered consist of:
Holding Tips and Tricks
Framing and Layouts
Proper Microscope Tuning
Graver Cut Ajours (Square & Honeycomb)
Cutting Beadwork and Patterns (French and Swiss Styles)
Fishtail styles and Micro-prong
Cluster Pavé (French & Swiss Styles)
Mixed Setting Techniques Bead & Semi-bezel, Micro Fishtail Stainless Steel
PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS:Answer 2 Questions Along With Submission Of A Few Photos Showing Best Representation Of Your HAND CUT Bead and/or Pave Setting (NO CAD/CAST PRONGS PLEASE) For INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL. Must know how to use a microscope.
TUITION: $4,182.26 includes tuition, kit materials fee, and applicable sales tax.($3,200, kit fee and materials are $895, tax is $87.26)
TAKE HOME KIT CONTAINS: Mixed C-Max Graver Kit of 7 Gravers, 2 Traditional Gravers, Graver Handle, 10-pkg Tool Holders, 2x2 Brass Practice Plates x5, C-Max Stepped Round Gravers Kit of 4 Gravers, Busch Carbide Pave & Drill Set, Busch Tungsten Vanadium Round Bur Set 0.3-1.4mm, Busch Tungsten Vanadium Round Bur Set 1.5-2.6mm, Busch Tungsten Vanadium Stone Setting Bur Set 1.0-3.25mm, Busch Tungsten Vanadium 90 degree Bearing Set 0.7-1.8mm, Busch Beading Tool Kit Sz 00-6, Wooden Pear-Shaped Tool Handles x2, Pin Vise, Brass Chamfered Practice Rings x2, S.Steel Engravable Key Tag, Gray Roughing Diamond Wheel, Blue Medium Diamond Wheel, Yellow Rubber Diamond Polishing Wheel, .3mm Mechanical Pencil and Various Assortment of Stones. Please Note:Stones will be priced out prior to class, so there will be an additional cost at class time.
May 22 - June 2, 2023 (2 weeks)