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Alternative Settings for Enamels and Other Objects

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

In Person Class

Cost: $340.00

SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

Online Class

Cost: $310.00

SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

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This workshop explores alternative solutions for setting and displaying your stones, found objects and enamels. 

Anat will work with each student to design and fabricate the best setting or mounting for their piece. These settings will go beyond bezels, to include prongs, tabs, riveted and more styles of fun and innovative captures. As the instructor and students work together on custom settings, all of the students will be able to benefit by observing all the creative mountings created during the class.  

This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class, and as a 4-5 week course or 2 day workshop. Please check this page for times and formats available.

Techniques taught:
• Tab settings
• Prong style settings
• Trapped and riveted setting
• Shadow box style settings
• Alternative mountings, like stitching
• Mounting techniques for wall pieces


A kit of materials is included with this class.

Online students will have kits mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. 


Please review our COVID-19 guidelines for in-person students. 
For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.


Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have or purchase their own tools (see the list of tools below). Feel free to contact us with any questions. 


A full color handout is included with the class.
Create your own workbook with the beautiful handout that is downloadable for this workshop (in person students receive a printout of their handout on the first day of class). Handouts include instructions for techniques and projects, reference charts and lots of information to support your learning.

Recordings of class.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.


About Our Interactive Online Classes

If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC). 

Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.

Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.


Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.


Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)

A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

Wrap n’ tap pliers
Prong pusher

A computer, tablet or smartphone with the free Zoom app to join the class

In addition to these tools, the students will need the basic tools from the Jewelry 1 - Basics workshop.


Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.



Students must have basic jewelry fabrication skills, like sawing, filing, soldering, polishing, etc. Like successful completion of Basic Jewelry 1 or Basic Jewelry 1 & 2. Also, since this class is focused on setting enamels, students should have basic enameling skills and have completed pieces to set. Alternatively, students can set similar size and shape objects, like stones or cabochons, instead of enamels. 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructor: Anat Silvera

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.

Alternative Settings for Enamels and Other Objects

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