Flush Set Pendant
Both elegant and modern, flush setting forms the basis for many other setting styles. This flush set pendant is an ideal place to start on your stone setting journey as well as building on soldering and fabrication skills.
Kick Ass Handouts
Nobody wants to work with their laptop on their desk! That’s why we created downloadable handouts full of detailed instructions and step by step photographs to help you on your creative journey. Our Flush Set Pendant class has 51 pages of easy to understand handouts, supporting materials and tools list.
Crystal clear, direct to the point, and with a little humor thrown in for good measure. Our aim is that you learn as quickly and as effectively as possible whilst making you feel like you’re right here with us in the studio. Our Bezel Set Pendant class has over 1 hour 45 minutes of easy to follow, succinct videos to help you get creating confidently in no time at all.
We understand that concepts don’t just need explaining in terms of how, but also why…it’s only by truly understanding the why that you’ll be able to develop the thought processes necessary to work effectively alone. We’re super happy to have you as a student, but what would make us happiest? You, being able to create, all by yourself.
Ready to dive into the world of stone setting?
If you want to start setting faceted stones, then flush setting is the best place to start. And thankfully, it really doesn’t need to be as complicated as it’s often feared to be. Following a few simple steps with mindfulness and accuracy will help you confidently master this modern setting style. Not only will we share with you how to do it, but every step of the way we’ll also explain the why. In my experience that’s the most important part!
Of course, as with all our classes, it’s not just about flush setting! We take a look at more complex soldering operations within the class including using and making titanium soldering clips, we look at considerations for making our creations practical and comfortable to wear, delve into finishing techniques and take a look at making some simple tools that aren’t available to buy commercially.
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Practice makes perfect, and that’s why we went to town creating 9 different design templates for you to try out – after all who wants to make the exact same pendant over and over again! But don’t be afraid to try new things and think outside the class box. Flush setting is a superb technique to add flourishes to all styles of jewellery, you might consider flush setting around a bezel set stone, or incorporating it into a saw pierced pendant, or even getting creative with a sweat soldered bracelet.
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Tools and materials you'll need at a minimum
- Soldering equipment including a torch (a smith little torch or similar is advised for this project), however a decent butane torch will suffice if designs are scaled down). You’ll also need a soldering surface (we use hard charcoal or a solderite pad from Rio Grande), tweezers or solder pick, flux and pickle. However, if you do not want to solder for this project it’s not absolutely necessary, but you will need to use metal thick enough so that the culet of the stone is not protruding from behind.
- Cross locking tweezers
- Sandpaper in various grits – we use 240, 600, 800 and 1200
- Half round needle file – #2 cut is ideal
- Jewellers saw and good quality blades – size 2/0
- Two sets of pliers – flat nose and chain nose will work great
- Sandpaper in various grits – we use 240, 600, 800 and 1200
- Flex shaft
- 1mm drill bit
- 1.3 mm ball bur
- 1.5mm ball bur
- 2mm ball bur
- 2.5mm ball bur
- 2.5 – 3.5 mm bud bur (a bud bur anywhere between the two measurements will work)
- 2.5mm setting bur
- 3mm setting bur (you can get a set of these if you want to use various sized stones)
- Double sided tape or rubber cement
- 20-gauge round wire in sterling silver, copper, bronze or brass
- 18-gauge round wire in sterling silver, copper, bronze or brass
- 18-gauge sheet in sterling silver, copper, bronze or brass
- Hard silver solder
- Medium silver solder
- 2.5mm and 3mm stones – we recommend starting with CZ – you can purchase many different sizes if
you prefer but it’s best to get the hang of just a few sizes first
A note on tools
The list can go on and on for tool requirements depending on your budget, and we will include a variety of possibilities in our downloadable handouts and during the tutorials. However, we want to make our projects available to everyone irrespective of budget so for the most part we will try not to get too flashy with the essential tools. Please note that in our course materials we give you lots of options in terms of tools, so we strongly recommend watching the course videos before going out on any crazy shopping sprees.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.
Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions. It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality. We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.
The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.
Absolutely you can! It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.
If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our membership. Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.
This class is a little more advanced, we recommend starting out with the saw pierced pendant class as a first step into metalsmithing.
Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.