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It can be tricky to mount extra-large cabochons securely to cuffs. Mary and Michael of Flow
Studio have a great reputation for sharing clever solutions to fabrication challenges like this. Join this two-day workshop to learn a smart raised mounting fabricated from tubing and lots more, including depletion gilding, reticulation, and creating tube settings from scratch
using tubing and burs.
The cuff features an amazing surface full of wrinkles and rivulets as a result of the process
of reticulation. This process involves using a special alloy of silver (80% silver and 20%
copper) and first depletion gilding it to bring fine silver to the surface. Students will learn
both processes as we prepare a large sheet of material for the cuff.
Techniques taught include:
• Depletion gilding
• Raised tubing mounting
• Mounting a large cabochon to a cuff
• Making a cuff
• Creating tube settings from scratch
• How to set stones in tube settings
A kit fee of $190 is due the first day of class and payable to the instructors. Your class includes use of tools. Each student has their own bench with a flex shaft and soldering station and lots of tools.
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
This is an intermediate-level class for students with previous fabrication and soldering experience and recent practice. Students are recommended to have taken 2 or more fabrication classes, like Basic Jewelry 1 & 2 and Jewelry 3 & 4,or Basic Jewelry 1 and Jewelry 2, 3 or 4, or any other combination of fabrication classes that include practice with sawing, filing, sanding, polishing with power tools, soldering and bezel setting.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA
Michael Thee and Mary Wohlgemuth