Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Flush Stone Setting

I am taking a stone setting class and I am hoping to incorporate more stones into my jewelry.

Stone setting is all about the set up.  Getting the right tools, measuring everything, lining everything up, making sure everything is straight.  You have to be very precise and exact to make the stone fit in the setting perfectly.

The first thing we are learning is flush setting, it looks simple but is actually one of the more difficult settings.  In the flush setting the stone is level with the metal setting instead of coming over the surface.  I really like the look of it.  It is really tough to do; I have a lot of practicing.

When the stone clicks into place it feels like a real victory.

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