Oct 21 - 22 2023


All Day

Unconventional: An Organic Approach to Prong Setting

In this two-day workshop, we will explore my unconventional, and signature, approach to prong setting, using unusual techniques to grasp a stone (or two or three) for a dramatic necklace. We will incorporate silver organic elements for texture and intrigue, experiment with simple hinges to add movement, and discuss the importance of making your own chain and findings, while learning those options. Be prepared to experiment. To tell stories. To laugh at my silly jokes. Be prepared to play with fire! You should be able to walk away with at least one finished statement piece to flaunt for your friends. For the advanced beginner / intermediate metalsmith. Prior experience with a torch is highly recommended.