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Hammer-setting Stones - March 10

Hammer-setting Stones - March 10

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What to do when a normal bezel rocker isn't working, especially when setting stones into cast pieces, because the metal is too thick? You hammer-set the stone.

Hammer setting is used when a bezel metal is too thick and therefore difficult or impossible to use a burnishing tool by hand.  It is a skill that is essential to learn because you do not want to crack the stone, and you don't want to kill your hands by trying to set the stone with manual force!  

The great thing about this class is that it will be taught using simple tools that are easy to find and can be done at home.

In this workshop you'll learn how to set a 10x8mm oval onyx cabochon into a solid sterling silver ring setting using a ball peen hammer and a custom hammer setting tool, which will be yours to keep!

Prerequisites: Metals 1, Intro to Metalsmithing, or equivalent.  Prior stone setting experience (Metals 2 of bezel setting) preferred. 

Please review our cancellation policy before registering.  By registering for this workshop, you agree to our cancellation policy, dress code, and studio rules.

      Class Duration: 8 hours with a 30 minute break for lunch

      Tools and Materials

      Tools will be provided, including optivisors, which are a must in this class.

      Materials kit is $80 which includes:

      Onyx Cabochon x3
      Custom Hammer Setting tools x2
      Sterling Silver Signet-style Ring x1
      Jet Set Plastic x1

      Note: ring sizes available are 8, 9, and 10 (this is because Cheyenne is casting these from a mold). More gem options are available upon request for an extra fee however, all gems must be 10x8mm

      Payment of material fee is due at the beginning of class to Cheyenne. Cash, check, or Venmo accepted. 

      About the Instructor, Cheyenne Hughes

      Cheyenne Hughes headshotCheyenne 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.

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