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Alternative Settings for Enamels and Other Objects (online)

Fridays, February 5, 2021 - March 5, 2021, 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

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Cost: $425.00

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

Anat demonstrates several solutions for setting unusual objects, like enamels, and then 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.

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

A kit of materials is included with this class. Registered students receive a class kit by mail, shipped to the address used for registration. Please be sure to contact us at the time of registration with any updates re: where you want your kit shipped.

A handout is included with the class. A pdf of the handout is sent to students before the first day of class.

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

About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and 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).

Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.

Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly.

Tools for this Class

This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. 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 cancellations.



Students must have basic jewelry fabrication skills, like sawing, filing, soldering, polishing, etc. Successful completion of Jewelry 1 - Basics (online), Basic Jewelry 1 or Basic Jewelry 1 & 2, or similar experience, would satisfy this requirement. Also, since this class is focused on setting enamels, students should have basic enameling skills and have completed pieces to set. Enameling 1 (online or in person) would satisfy this prerequisite. Alternatively, students can set similar size and shape objects, like rocks, 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 (online)

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