"Set for Royalty" Saturday June 12, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm
Using your imagination and creativity, you will fashion a sterling silver pendant fit for royalty. In this class Kieu will teach you a whole new way of stone setting using sterling balls, beautiful bezels, unique designs and stylish bails to create a stunning pendant.
"Set for Royalty"
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Date: Saturday June 12, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Skill Level: all levels
Age Limit: 18 and Over
Maximum Class Size: 9
Class Fee: $140.00
Kit Fee: Included in price of class
If you want to learn from the best of the best than Kieu’s classes are for you. I can tell you from personal experience (I took classes from her in Wisconsin), she is so much fun in class and her teaching techniques are exceptional. Kieu has been creating jewelry for more than 25 years, she had her own line of jewelry that sold in over 30 stores in 10 states. She does done it all. She has participated in numerous juried art shows, had two retail bead stores, and now she has a jewelry tools distribution company (TheUrbanBeader.com), regularly contributes to “Lapidary Journal”, authored two how to books “Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections” and “Minimal Metal Jewelry” and now teaches classes on Facebook Live weekly. Kieu is well known for the uniqueness of her designs and her passion, knowledge, and dedication for teaching metalsmithing.
This class will add another dimension to the way you set stones and cabochons. You will customize your pendant to your liking using beautiful Dichro cabochons, add a decorative bezel, make some sterling silver balls to add to the beauty of your design, plus a uniquely designed bail. Kieu will teach you many different ways to embellishing your creation. Your pendant will be stunning and set for royalty.
You will Learn:
Create a beautiful design, customize a pendant, stone setting, several different layers of soldering, make sterling silver balls, wrap elegant bezel wire round your stone, set Dichro cabochons, design a bail, learn different embellishing techniques, using a torch, how to solder a bezel, how to use a curved burnisher, secrets to soldering sterling silver without melting it, what type of solder to use, prep metal by filing, sanding, cleaning, texturing, quenching, annealing, how to use a third hand and tripod, what tools to use, how to hammer out a texture, how to use a flex shaft, what gauge metal works best, polishing, how to patina, easy techniques to work with faceted stones and finishing techniques.
Customize a pendant, create a design, stone setting, different layers of soldering, make balls, wrap bezel wire round your stone, set Dichro cabochons, design a bail, embellishing techniques, using a torch, how to solder a bezel, use a curved burnisher, secrets to soldering sterling silver, what type of solder to use, prep metal, filing, sanding, cleaning, texturing, quenching, annealing, how to use a third hand and tripod, what tools to use, how to hammer out a texture, how to use a flex shaft, what gauge metal works best, polishing, using patina, easy techniques to work with faceted stones and finishing techniques.
Kit to Include:
Everything you will need to complete this project.
Tools to Bring:
None ! Students will use studio tools.
What to Wear:
Closed-toe shoes is a must (we will be using torches for this project), wear old clothes. Latex gloves, apron, safety glasses and mask will be provided if needed.
What to Bring to Class:
A small notebook and reading glasses if extra magnification is needed.
SAS by Design Studio
6170 Larkwood Ln
Long Beach, MS 39560
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
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.