Flush Sone Setting Quickie

Flush Sone Setting Quickie
Instructor: Maru Almeida
June 11, Saturday, 10-4
Class Fee: $160 | Materials Kit Fee $28 (Kit fee must be paid at time of registration. Kits will be delivered to students during class.)

Class format: in studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites: No prior experience required, basic metalsmithing and stone setting helpful. 

Flush setting is a great technique that allows you to set faceted gemstones on the surface of your metal. Setting faceted stones requires a certain amount of precision and close inspection, once you understand the parameters for flush setting you will be amazed at how smoothly this technique can be applied to your designs. The class is aimed for students to practice the technique multiple times to build up confidence. Students will also be customizing the tool necessary for the technique. After setting their practice piece, students will get to melt some metal and create a silver pendant to take home.

Students MAY Bring:

  • Additional round faced stones 2-3mm 
  • Finished pieces like a ring at least 2mm thick to practice setting into 
  • Additional stones and metal will be available to purchase 

Material KITS Include:

  • 2mm CZs 
  • Stone setting bur 
  • Bud bur 
  • Drill bit 
  • Center punch tool for modifying 
  • Silver and brass for practice and finished pendant 

Instructor Bio:

Maru Almeida was born and raised in Mexico growing up surrounded by a rich silversmithing tradition and the work of local artisans. Her curiously of the artistic transformation of metal guided her to pursue both a BFA and an MFA in jewelry and metalsmithing from the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Oregon, respectively. Through her education she learned the necessary skills for working with precious materials as well as exploring non-traditional materials to incorporate on her one-of-a-kind work. In her work she develops ideas exploring movement, tactility and discovery through the senses; always looking for a true connection to the work through the body. Maru has been working as an artist and professional jeweler for more that 15 years and has taught at several institutions including the University of Oregon and the Seattle University. She also teaches private lessons at her Seattle studio. Maru’s work has been featured in Metalsmith Magazine and is part of the jewelry collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. Her wedding rings have been published in the book "500 Wedding Rings" by Lark Books.

Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us, dana@danacadesign.com.

Review our class cancellation policy HERE.

All students must fill out and electronically submit the Danaca Design COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocol and Waiver form before attending class.