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Intro to Stone Setting
Instructor: Alison Bruun
Price: $390.00
Dates: 04/12 – 05/31
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Thursdays
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 01/01/18
Now that you've taken a few jewelry classes and are collecting stones right and left... what are you going to do with them all? This course will cover a variety of ways to design with and set stones. Students will learn how to set both cabochons and faceted stones using bezels, prongs, and tubes...all of which will be hand fabricated. Over this eight week course, we will create a catalog of stone setting samples to keep for future reference while we work on our own custom designed pieces of wearable art that feature a cornucopia of beautiful stones. In addition to learning proper techniques you will also explore how the various forms of stone setting can enhance your own design aesthetic. This course is appropriate for students with a basic knowledge of jewelry making, a prerequisite of ‘Introduction to Jewelry’ or similar class is recommended. Copper and some stones will be provided for samples and projects, but silver is the responsibility of the participant; sources for gems and metal will be discussed.
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Instructor Info: Alison Bruun:
Alison Bruun is a metalsmith and teaching artist located in Providence, RI. She took her first jewelry class for fun as an elective while studying music and anthropology at Tufts University. To feed her new addiction, she took a series of continuing education classes, got an apprenticeship with a goldsmith in England, and ultimately earned her MFA in Jewelry and Metals from UMass Dartmouth. She has taught adults and teens at Decordova, Fuller Craft, Worcester Center for Crafts, and Snowfarm, and is excited to be joining the staff at The Steel Yard.
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