Flush setting is a fun way to add little pops of color and value to your jewelry. This class will help you build confidence in the fundamentals of setting faceted gemstones. Specific techniques taught will include tool making, design layout, drilling, texturing and cleanup around the stone. Students will learn to flush set stones on both flat and rounded surfaces.
Prerequisite: Metals 1, Intro to Metalsmithing (metals 101), or equivalent. Prior stone setting experience highly recommended.
We will cover:
- Making specialized tools
- Design layout
- Texturing around stone
- Actual setting of stone
- Cleanup around stone
Class duration 8 hrs with a 30-minute break for lunch
You will need to bring your own N95 or P95 mask (in addition to a cloth mask). This is for filtering out small particulates that are formed when sanding and polishing metal. Otherwise, we have KN95 masks for sale for $5 each.
$45 which includes metal, setting tool, and stones. Cash, check, and Venmo accepted.
Last day to cancel for a full refund or credit is August 15, 2022. We will email you 5 days before class with all the details that you need for the start of class.
About the instructor, Tony Finocchio:
Tony has been creating jewelry and metal art since his first move to Boulder in 2009. His approach to art embodies a free spirited form of true self expression: do what you love and create work that resonates with you. Tony learned the basics of his craft from some of the best instructors in Boulder and the surrounding area, and continues to develop his skills and artistic voice through personal experimentation and advanced classes with masters in the field.
Tony divides his time between the Boulder area and Telluride, Colorado, a place he’s called home for over 30 years. Since 2018 he has been a noted resident artist, with his jewelry available in shops and galleries throughout town. He’s created a number of signature pieces for special events & festivals in Telluride, and in the last several years has offered wildly popular private classes through the Ah Haa School for the Arts, which caters to both kids & adults.
In his spare time, Tony enjoys playing guitar, listening to live music, reading, running, and viewing & collecting psychedelic rock poster art.