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    Keast.prong silver rings with clear stones
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    Keast.prong ring with green and black stone
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    Keast.prong ring with with white stone and ring with red stone
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    Keast.faceted claw
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    Keast.prong earrings with smiling faces
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    Keast.prong ring with big prongs and clear stone
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    Keast.claw set faceted ring
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    Keast.prong set earrings
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    Keast.cab cicle ring
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    Keast.chunky prongs
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    Keast.prong earrings
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    Keast.prong ring with white stone
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    Keast.prong rings with yellow and orange stones
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    Keast.prong ring with yellowish stone

Unique Claw & Prong Setting Intensive

Interested in broadening your stone setting skill set beyond simple tube and bezel settings? In this onsite weekend workshop students will learn how to set basic or unusually shaped stones / objects using a variety of different settings techniques with prongs and claws – prong setting’s pointy younger sibling! Numerous variations and jewelry specific applications will be covered including symmetrical, asymmetrical, tube-claw, standard claw, corner, and thick gauge. Proper measurements, angles, finishing methodology will additionally be addressed.

Students can expect to take away numerous completed prong / claw set pieces as well as a breadth of stone setting tips and tricks.

Meet the instructor

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Allie is a Santa Clarita, CA native. During her younger years, she and her family rooted in a quaint town outside of Boston, MA. Allie later went on to attend Massachusetts College of Art & Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing.

Started in January 2020, Allie Keast Jewelry emerged as a creative means to capture and transform the many beautiful elements that surround and influence us. Inspired by her love of collecting ephemera; jewelry making has facilitated her desire to give these findings a new life.

Each piece is thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted to last, using hand sourced and recycled materials from all over, but predominantly from the Northern East Coast.

Allie's work has been featured in Milano Jewelry Drops, MassArt and the Fuller Craft Museum. You can catch her at various Artisan Markets selling her work throughout New England.

When Allie isn't in her studio, you can find her scurrying the New England sea shores for lost shells and stones, or lounging with her best bud and ANK mascot, Rusty the bearded dragon. 

Visit www.alliekeastjewelry.com to view Allie's work. 

Materials & Tools

There is a $103 materials fee for this course payable upon registration. The materials kit includes fee covers 3"x2" sterling silver sheet (20g), sterling silver tubing (2.54mm), sterling silver round wire (10g, 14g, 16g, 18g, Tungsten Vanadium flame bur, cup bur (2.0mm, 1.7mm, 1.5mm), sawblades, as well as other miscellaneous items needed for course objectives.

Students should bring
  • any of their own stones / objects to set

  • studio apron

  • studio towel

  • notebook or sketchpad

  • pen or pencil

  • closed-toe shoes - required in the Metalwerx studio

  • lunch or snacks - Metalwerx has a fridge, toaster oven, and microwave


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