Time & Location
Aug 06, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
1 Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm
Begins August 6, In Studio
Skills Level: All
Class: $82 (Log in for membership discount prices)
Materials fee: $25
In this course, we will explore the "three C's" of stone geometry: cut, clarity, and color, through both discussion and hands-on work. You will learn how to set 3mm faceted CZs (cubic zirconium) using two unique methods: tubing and flush settings. You will also come away from the class with your own setting tool that you made yourself! Through the process of tempering and hardening while creating your setting tool, you will also have the opportunity to engage in steel working.
Prerequisites: This class requires some prior knowledge of jewelry making. It is recommended that students take at least one beginner level course before this class.
A $25 materials fee will be paid to the instructor at the start of class.
About the instructor:
William Vanaria is a jeweler, silversmith, polishing specialist, and a professor. He maintains a dedicated studio practice from his home workshop in Waltham, Massachusetts, while teaching at various institutions. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing," and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in "Metals/Jewelry."
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