Rough Cut and Set
Make stones, crystals, beach pebbles, slabs and tumbled stones into exciting jewelry with the use of metal and imagination. This is a course about bringing out the beauty of stones, and how metal can be used not only to hold but complement the natural surfaces, textures, color, and patterns in rocks and minerals. We will rough-cut stones, from slate to agates, and design and construct unique methods to hold them using wire and sheet metal in materials such as copper, brass and silver. Level: all levels (beginner to advanced).Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.