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Gem in the Waves Pendant

Forming – Sawing – Soldering – Stone setting

Create an element with visual appeal that adds enough height to balance the height of a tube setting.  Using a jeweler’s saw, you will cut the waved edge elements and then solder them in place on a trapezoid blank.  Add a tube setting in the middle, drill a hole through the top to connect the bail, and finish it off with a contrasting patina using liver of sulfur.  I will share my tips and tricks for great placement, cleaning up your solder at the joins, and how to maintain the luster of the stone in a tube setting on sheet.  Complete the assembly with one of my soldered bails and you will have a pendant your friends will rave about.

 Where?

Desert Jewel Studio, 26839 N 44th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. You will receive directions upon registering for class.

When?

This class is not on the schedule at this time.  If you are interested in taking it, e-mail jen@jewelryclasseswithjen.com with your interest and availability.

How do I sign up?

Class will be $65/person. E-mail jen@jewelryclasseswithjen.com or call Jen at (480)635-2402 to register any time from noon to 10pm.

What will I need to bring to class?

Kit available for sale in class ($40 + stone)

  • (1) 1 1/4″ x 2″ piece of 22ga silver sheet (custom trapezoid blank)
  • (1) 2″ x 3/8″ piece of 20ga silver sheet
  • Jenuine soldered bail
  • 5mm tube setting
  • (1) 5/32″ ID 16ga silver jump ring
  • 5mm faceted stone

Tools:

  • Jeweler’s saw, 3/0 blades, bench pin with clamp, silicone lubricant
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Wrap n’ tap pliers (Beadsmith #PL46)
  • Bail making pliers (Beadsmith #PL42)
  • File(s) – preferably a #4 cut half-round
  • Needle files – specifically a round one
  • Sharpie marker (ultra fine tip)
  • 3M sanding sponges/ slurry coated polishing cloths
  • Small flat piece of 180 or 220 grit emery paper
  • burnishing tool
  • Magnifying glasses– most people don’t think they need them until they are faced with seeing the detail of jewelry close-up.
  • Covered water or other refreshing beverage
  • Snacks are always welcome as well. 🙂

The following tools will be supplied in class for your use:

  • Basic soldering set-up
  • Propane torch
  • soldering tripod/screen
  • medium silver solder
  • scissors/ rubber cement
  • Moore’s sanding disks/ flex shaft
  • liver of sulfur, dish, spoon, wire hook
  • stone setting set, utility hammer
  • Large hole hand punch
  • #52 drill bit, center punch, wood block
  • Steel block and silencing pad
  • 2.5mm round bur in pin vise
  • 5mm high speed stone setting bur
  • bamboo skewer
 

The majority of the above items are available locally at C&D SilverSJ Jewelry SupplyLonnie’s Jewelry Supply or other on-line jewelry supply sources. If you have any difficulty or questions about obtaining any of these items, please contact Jen to inquire about your options.