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How to Set Stones
How to Set Stones

How to Set Stones: corners and points, irregularly shaped stones and crystals, faceted stones and more!

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What you will learn


Class 1:

  • Intro and bio
  • Class outline and expectations
  • Tools & Materials
  • Mohs scale

Class 2:

  • How to deal with soft and/or fragile stones
  • Cabochons with sharp corners

Class 3:

  • Irregular pieces

Class 4:

  • Faceted stones

Class 5:

  • Tube Setting

Class 6:

  • Pavilion setting

Class 7:

  • Gallery wire setting (step bezel setting)

Class 8:

  • Ready made settings

Class 9:

  • Upside down setting


  • Bonus item: Materials list
How to Set Stones
How to Set Stones

About the course

A beginning class in how to set cabochons, with emphasis on cabs with corners and points and how to set irregularly shaped stones and crystals. We will also learn how to create simple settings for faceted stones, including a basket setting, tube setting, flush setting and freeform settings. Emphasis will be on setting and not finished pieces.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: How to Set Stones

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Jewelry makers, anyone who loves silversmithing, jewelry making, or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn how to set irregular stones



About the instructor

Jan Harris Smith

Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from the first class. She has since completed several college level classes and independent workshops in metal working on her path to becoming an artisan jeweler.

In 2005, Jan took her first class in glass fusion. She has completed several classes and workshops in glass and her primary focus in glass is the use of reactive art glass to create unique colors and reactions.

Jan’s education includes university-level fine art classes and numerous workshops taught by professionals in the silversmithing and glass field. She has also had her art published in magazines and books and won several awards for her work, over the years.

Teaching art has been her passion for over 20 years. She enjoys introducing students to working in art and engaging in the creative process. She has taught in various venues across the United States and Australia, including art retreats, art stores, and art schools.

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