Sat, Mar 16|
Stone Setting Workshop with Joy Raskin
Time & Location
Mar 16, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
One Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Meets March 16, In Studio
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Tuition: $100 (Login for membership discounts)
Description: If you have ever wanted to know more about setting gemstones, in this workshop we will be "demystifying stone settings." Basic bezel mounts from the simplest settings to more elaborate tube bezel settings, prong setting for round, oval, trillion, and emerald-cut faceted stone will be covered. The instructor will have silver and stones for students to purchase during the class.
Prerequisites: Helps to have basic bezel setting experience and soldering experience.
-If you would like to purchase your own materials instead of buying them during the workshop, or you have questions about what stones will be available, please email the instructor beforehand (at email@example.com).
-If you are purchasing your own gems for the class beforehand, be sure to match up the size of gemstone with prong setting, for example, an 8" x 6" oval faceted gemstone will require a 8" x 6" oval setting. Rio Grande has a good selection of sterling tube bezels and prong settings. Tripps.com has a huge selection of sterling and some 14kt prong settings.
About the instructor: Joy Raskin, a NH native, calls herself a New Englander. In 1984, Joy took jewelry making in high school, thus starting her metalsmithing career and was one of the youngest craftspeople to be accepted into the League of NH Craftsmen in 1986. After completing a BFA from RISD and a MFA from UMassDartmouth, focusing on flatware, she earned the nickname Spoon Lady since flatware is her forte. Since 1996, she has been teaching jewelrymaking/metalsmithing locally and all over NH, MA and CT. She has grown into a creative metalsmith, being able to translate clients’ ideas into wearable jewelry and functional silverware /tableware. Her work is a mixture of jewelry and functional tableware, such as flatware, serving utensils, candlestick holders, small metal bowls and more. She works primarily in silver, gold, steel and some brass, bronze and copper, plus gemstones.
If you have any questions about the class, you can reach Joy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.