Stone setting in silver clay (torch fired techniques)
This course is designed for those with some experience of working with silver clay who would like to extend their skills to learn how to set stones. All of the projects can be torch fired and you will learn how to do this effectively.
Techniques covered include
Setting natural stones using a bezel
Setting a glass cabochon in a metal clay piece
Setting CZ stones in a multi-layer piece
Using paste to join multiple layers
Torch firing all three pieces, including techniques for successfully torch firing the glass.
Creating a variety of bails and pendant backs
Using stencils to create versatile designs
Polishing and finishing your pieces
Techniques to apply these you your own designs and make professional jewellery from home.