Bead setting faceted stones involves the proper use of hand engravers for moving metal to create the eloquent bead tabs that hold the stone firmly in place. This technique will take practice to perfect, but John will show you several of the methods he has utilized for success. Bead setting is the basis for pave settings and will be discussed in this workshop.
You will be setting eleven 4mm round CZ gemstones using a specialized wheel to practice your new skills.
Note: The tools are identical to those in the Pavé Setting workshop!
A Kit Fee of $45 is included in your Tuition and includes the wheel and faceted stones.
Bring the following items:
GRS® C-Max® Tapered Round Graver, #51 (Rio Grande item #118618)
GRS® C-Max® Tapered Round Graver, #52 (Rio Grande item #118619)
GRS® C-Max® Tapered Round Graver, #53 (Rio Grande item #118623)
Half-Head Wood Graver Tool Handle, Pkg/3 (Rio Grande item #118042)
GRS® C-Max® Tapered Flat Graver, #41 (Rio Grande item #118640)
Glardon Vallorbe Beading Tool Set, 12-Piece (Rio Grande item #113701)