"Dichroic Prong  Earrings" December 9, 2021 6:00pm - 9:30pm

"Dichroic Prong Earrings" December 9, 2021 6:00pm - 9:30pm

$75.00Price

Prong setting is ideally used for setting odd or different shaped stones and gems. Using Dichroic glass as your focal point, you will draw out a design and reduplicate your design using sterling silver wire, you will then accent you design with a tube bezel & cz stone to create stunning earrings. You will choose from many dazzling color.

  • "Dichroic Prong Earrings"

    Instructor:    Sheila A Smith

    Date:              December 9, 2021

                             Smith Private Party

    Time:              6:00pm - 9:30pm

    Skill Level:    All Levels

    Age Limit:     16 and Over

    Maximum Class Size:  6

    Class Fee:  $ 75.00

    Kit  Fee:   Included in Class fee

     

    Note:  Please do not register If you are not a part of the Smith Party.

     

    NOTE:

    A Prong setting, also known as a claw setting, is a setting that has three or more metal tines, or prongs, that stick up and hold the stone in place. The prong will be soldered onto a piece of jewelry such as a earrings, ring or pendant to allow the mounting of the stone. This type of setting allows more light to enter the stone, increasing its brilliance. Prong setting is used in jewelry making to set unusual or oddly shaped stones, gems, glass, sea glass and even found objects.

    Dichroic glass displays several different colors depending on the angle of view and lighting conditions which causes an array of colors to be displayed. It is absolutely beautiful when used in jewelry making.

     

    You will Learn:    

    Using sterling silver, you will design earrings, you will learn how to prong set unusual shaped dichroic cabochon as your focal point, embellish with a tube bezel and a CZ stone. You will torch fire, solder, how to and when to pickle, learn how to use paper and pen to lay out your design, what size cabochon works best, what size tubing to use, how to solder prongs, what size wire to use for your design, quenching, annealing, when to use hard, medium and easy solder, use of flux, cleaning metal, sanding, how to form a ball using sterling silver to make ear-wires, and finishing techniques.  

    Skills Covered:

    Design earrings, prong set unusual shaped cabochon, what to use as your focal point, embellish with a tube bezel and a CZ stone, torch firing, solder, use of paper and pen to lay out design, size of cabochon works best, what size tubing to use, soldering prongs, size wire to use, quenching, annealing, when to use hard, medium and easy solder, using flux, cleaning metal, sanding, filing, balling sterling silver to make ear-wires, and finishing techniques.    

     

    Skill Level:   

    All levels

     

    Tools Needed:  

    None...Students will use Studio tools.

     

    What to Wear:

    Please wear closed toe shoes (you will be using a torch) and old cloths.  Apron, latex gloves, safety glasses and mask will be provided if needed.

     

    Kit To Include:  

    Everything needed to complete this project 

     

    Where:

    SAS by Design Studio

    6170 Larkwood Ln

    Long Beach, MS 39560

     

    Questions?:

    Email: sasbydesign@aol.com

    Phone: 228-864-9138

     

    Please Note:

    One seat per person per class.  Space is limited so please do not bring any guests or children with you to class.

    Classes will start on time.

     

    To Register: 

    Submit Payment

     

    Cancellation Policy:

    No refunds are provided if you cannot attend your scheduled class.  You may send someone in your place if you let us know to expect them.  We reserve the right to cancel a class at anytime.  If that happens, for any reason, you will receive a full refund.  In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class or give a full refund.