Turn the Corner: Stone Setting Intensive for Fancy Cut Gemstones

  • $850.00
    Unit price per 

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Turn the Corner: Stone Setting Intensive for Fancy Cut Gemstones
Instructor: Kirk Lang
June 20 -24, five days, Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 5:00
Class fee: $850 | Estimated Tool Kit Fee (cash or check) $200 - $250

Class format: in studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites: If you have already taken either of the following workshops: All-Rounder: Stone Setting Intensive for Round Faceted Gemstones or Faceted Stone Setting, Theory and Application: Round Stones, you are well prepared for this class as it will build upon those skills and information.

Do you want to up your game when it comes to faceted stone setting? This 5 day intensive workshop will focus on the technical information and skill that is required for setting more complicated faceted gemstone shapes such as square, triangle and pear. Setting types that will be covered include prong, flush, bezel and channel. In addition to learning each style, this class will also cover stone setting theory, gemstone characteristics, how to make setting tools and designing with fancy cut gemstones in mind. Students should expect to leave class with 3-5 rings incorporating each of the setting styles. In addition to basic metalworking skills, some knowledge and/or experience of round gemstone setting is required.

Students MUST Bring:

  • Hard, medium and easy sterling solder (available in studio store)
  • Scribe (available in studio store)
  • Dividers, 3” w/ fine tips (available in studio store)
  • Digital or brass calipers (brass available in store)
  • Set of needle files, specifically square is important (sets available in studio store)
  • Chasing hammer (available in studio store)
  • Chain nose pliers (available in studio store)
  • Flush cut snips (available in studio store)
  • Saw blades (available in studio store)
  • Tweezers to hold stones (available in studio store)
  • Cut off discs on mandrel (available in studio store)
  • Sponge (to be cut up into small squares)
  • Small metal or plastic container for sponge
  • Soft bristle toothbrush or compressed air can

Students MAY Bring:

(these items are available to share in class)

  • 10x loupe (available in studio store)
  • Opti-visor, ideally a medium and high magnification version (medium available in studio store)
  • Jeweler’s saw frame (available in studio store)
  • Hand file, fine cut, flat or barrette
  • Sanding sticks
  • Flat graver (1mm – 1.5mm tip)
  • 90 degree graver
  • BIC lighter
  • Sharpie marker
  • ZAM polishing compound
  • Medium brush (3/32 shank)
  • Graver block (or bench mate) with attachment set to hold items
  • GRS Thermo-lock or equivalent

Material KITS Include:

  • Brass domed practice rings
  • 5mm wide x 2.5 thick flat brass band
  • 3.5mm wide flat band
  • 4mm flat sterling band
  • 6mm comfort fit sterling band
  • Sterling Silver 7x5mm Pear V-End 5 Prong Settings
  • Sterling Silver Square Tapered Bezel Settings for 5mm stones
  • 7x5mm Pear CZs
  • 5x5mm square cut CZs
  • 3mm triangle cut CZs
  • 2.5mm trillion cut moissanite
  • 2mm square cut CZs
  • 1.6mm fine cut hart bur
  • 4mm fine cut hart bur
  • 1.6mm cup bur
  • 0.5mm round burs
  • 1mm round bur
  • 1mm hart burs
  • 1.8mm cylinder bur
  • Beading tools (to be made into punches)
  • 1mm Krause bur
  • 0.8mm 3/32 shank twist drill
  • 1.3mm 3/32 shank twist drill
  • Felt wheel (for polishing) 3/4" soft
  • Brush wheel 1" soft
  • 3 sanding drums of different grits
  • Flex shaft screw mandrels
  • Knife edge pumice wheel
  • Square edge pumice wheel
  • Sticky wax

Instructor Bio:

Kirk Lang is a Seattle based Artist, Metalsmith and Educator. He holds a MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design, Lillstreet Art Center and Penland. His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings and Metalsmith Magazine. In 2012, he was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship and Artist Trust GAP Grant. In 2014 he had a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN and in 2016 was selected to participate in the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial titled Metalmorphosis. Most recently, he received a 1st place Saul Bell Design Award in the Alternative Metals/Materials category. Recurring themes in his work include time, space and mythology, in the form of wearable and interactive sculptural objects.

What students are saying:

"A great class with a wonderful instructor. All of the students were so nice and helpful. In fact, I love taking classes from Danaca Design❣️❣️❣️ Thanks for putting such great classes with very skilled instructors together for students to learn. My favorite learning place❣️❣️❣️" -Dorn

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.