Tab-set Pillow Pendant

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Tab-set Pillow Pendant

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Create a pendant with depth and interest utilizing tabs!  Tabs are a cold-connection traditionally used to capture a stone or join pieces.  (Think of paper dolls – and the tabs that were used to dress them…) This project highlights how tabs can be incorporated aesthetically.  I have created custom blanks to streamline the learning curve for you.   Once you see how the tabs work, you can create your own designs utilizing them.  Class will feature discussion about the creation of the pattern and the reasons behind the decisions I made when creating it.  Instructions will include the pattern so you can replicate the project by sawing out your own blanks.  (Or you can always purchase additional kits from me.)

Discipline:  Tab Setting

The utilization of tabs to secure an object in place.

Level:  Beginner (*)

This project is considered beginner because the blanks are made for you.


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


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

How do I sign up?

Class will be $40/person. E-mail or call Jen at (480)635-2402 to register any time from noon to 10pm.

What will I need to bring to class?

Project Materials:

A kit will be available in class for $90.

Tools:  (inquire about renting tools if you are not equipped)

  • Jewelry grade file(s) – (Preferably a half-round #4 cut Swiss file)
  • Needle files
  • Ball pein hammer or other hammer with a nice round head for light texturing
  • Steel block and pad
  • Chain-nose jewelry pliers
  • Flat-nose jewelry pliers
  • Bail-making pliers (Beadsmith #PL42 or equivalent)
  • Sanding sponges (various grits)
  • 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 will be provided for your use in class:

  • Large size dapping set
  • Utility hammer
  • Bamboo skewers/dowels

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.