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Natural Prong Set Pendant Thursday, August 3, 9:00 AM and
Thursday, August 3, 6:30 PM
Jeff Fulkerson $215  
This workshop is 9 hours.

Student Level: Intermediate
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: Silver soldering
Workshop Category: Metal-working

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Ever wonder what to do with that beautiful, odd-shaped stone? Ever wanted to set a beautiful stone with a natural edge but didn't know how? This is the class for you! And you'll put your design skills to use in this unique class.

Students will learn: How to make prongs from wire and soldering them down. You'll learn how to integrate prongs and partial bezels to set a stone with a natural edge. You'll also get to make rain drops and learn how to solder them on so they DON'T fall off. You'll dome a disk and insert it into a hole you'll drill in your cabochon and learn how to set a small 6mm cab as well as proper stamping techniques and various texturing techniques and finishing.

Project will be completed in class.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $65.00 (Based on Silver @ $17/ounce & Gold @ $1,170/ounce)
  • 1.5" x 2" - 20 gauge sterling silver sheet
  • 6" - 16 gauge sterling silver round wire
  • 6" - 14 gauge sterling silver square wire
  • 3" - Flat stock sterling silver
  • 6mm bezel cup - sterling silver
  • 6mm cabochon
  • 3/8" sterling silver disk

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • Solder set-up
  • Burnisher (bezel pusher)
  • Third Hand(s)
  • Liver of Sulfur Gel
  • Super Glue
  • Flex shaft

Student should bring:

  • Cabochon with at least one natural side (Instructor will have some for sale at time of class)
  • Bench Block
  • Rawhide mallet
  • Files
  • Scribe (awl)
  • Straight edge
  • Jeweler's saw w/#2/0 blades
  • Sharpie Bench Pin
  • Jewelers saw w/#2/0 blades
  • Diagonal cutting pliers


  • Stamps
  • Brass brush
  • Texturing hammers
  • Brass mallet
  • Burnisher (bezel pusher)
  • Round Mandrel Pliers (like Wubbers)

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: Artistjeff54@gmail.com
Website: www.artistjefffulkerson.com