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Stone Setting Intensive

This demo-focused virtual workshop will provide students with the opportunity of honing their stone setting skills as instructor Tim Lazure masterfully leads them a variety of different types of stone setting techniques including a tube setting, flush setting, handmade prongs, and thick-walled oval bezel setting for faceted stones. We will also cover how to make a tool or two that will assist in the stone setting process. 

Although this workshop is designed for individuals with basic metalsmithing knowledge, such as soldering and fabricating, do not feel intimidated. This workshop will provide a very thorough explanation of stone setting that is suitable enough for even beginners to understand!

Meet the instructor

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Timothy Lazure is a Professor in the Metals Design program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He received his BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology and his MFA at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. His body of work is diverse in scope - including jewelry, flatware and hollowware, furniture, and sculptural pieces. 

 

 

Tim exhibits his jewelry, silversmithing and furniture in national and international exhibitions.  Throughout the years, Tim has taught workshops across the country from Florida to Alaska. He has pieces in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC, the Gallery of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC, the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, CA, and the Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI.

 

 

 

 

View Tim's work at www.timlazure.com.

 

 

Materials & Tools

$48 supply kit will be shipped out by the instructor to the default address listed on your Metalwerx account approximately one week prior to class. Please inform us if you reside outside of the US, as your shipping cost will differ and may need to be expedited.

Unless you already own most of the items in the kit, it is highly recommended, as you cannot order the small quantities reflected below through other vendors. Kit includes the following items:

  • 5 x 3mm cubic zirconium

  • 1 x 2.75mm stone setting bur

  • 1 x 3mm stone setting bur

  • 1 x 3mm toothless bur

  • 1 x 3mm bud bur

  • 1 x 8mm x 6mm oval setting

  • 1 x 8mm x 6mm oval cubic zirconium

  • 6" x round sterling silver wire - 18g

  • 2" x sterling silver heavy wall tubing - 3.5mm

  • 1 x engraving handle - for flush setting tool)

  • 1 x chasing tool for oval setting - handmade by Tim

 

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can view the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is not mandatory - observers are welcome.

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