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 pair of optivisors. To purchase, you can go to Rio Grande Jewelry Supply or Amazon.
$45 which includes metal, setting tool, and stones. Payable to instructor at beginning of class. Cash, check, and Venmo accepted.
Last day to cancel for a full refund or credit is November 5, 2023. After this date, no refunds or credits will be given. Please review our FAQ page for directions and dress code. By registering for the class you agree to our policies and dress code.
About the instructor, Cheyenne Hughes:
Cheyenne is a Denver native who's been practicing jewelry making since 2009. Over that time he's been fortunate enough to have apprenticed under the accomplished jeweler/blacksmith Ira Sherman. That 6 year
apprenticeship landed him a job as a bench jeweler working for platinum and gold expert John Sholl of J.F. Sholl Fine Jewelry in Littleton, CO.
Cheyenne is currently running his own jewelry studio in Denver where he offers casting and other jewelry production services to the general public as well as other jewelers.