Perfecting Flush Settings on Jewelry

Course Description

About this course

This course will be an introduction into flush setting faceted stones directly into metal jewelry. Students will start off by learning the tools and equipment needed to execute the flush setting technique properly and will then dive right into practicing with different sized stones on sterling silver blanks.

Over this intensive 2-day workshop, students will not only learn how to properly use the flush setting technique, but will endeavor to perfect it by setting numerous stones, becoming more proficient from one to the next. With guidance, tips, and tricks from the instructor every step of the way, students can expect to leave with finished flush set pieces of jewelry they can show off to their loved ones!

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Meet the Instructor

Cristina Pabon

Cristina Hurley was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was strongly influenced by art and culture beginning at an early age by her parents, who were classical musicians. She was first introduced to metalsmithing when she attended a class in her senior year of high school. The instructor took Cristina on as an apprentice, which she did for 2 years. Cristina also attended Escuela de Artes Plasticas de San Juan during her apprenticeship, a visual arts university located in the heart of the old city in Puerto Rico. She successfully completed her freshman year there. When her mentor saw a strong natural talent, she suggested Cristina try to attend Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Cristina took the suggestion to apply, got accepted and made the big leap to move to New England in 1993. She graduated from the Jewelry Department there in 1996. After graduation she moved to New York and worked for a prestigious goldsmithing company, Reinstein/Ross, for six years, where she refined her technical skills making one of a kind pieces in high karat gold, platinum, and precious stones.

Cristina Moved to Massachusetts in 2002 with her family. She worked for various Jewelry companies and then had her own retail store in her hometown from 2010 to 2015. She currently works from her home studio designing and fabricating her own collection of sterling silver jewelry. She also works indepentantly for other various jewelry designers, assisting them in making one of a kind pieces and hand fabricated collections.

Cristina has been making jewelry for 25 years and continues to explore and refine her technique. She currently sells her collection of jewelry online and in stores around New England.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $105 materials fee for this course which is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes full stone setting bur set, 4mm sterling silver ring band, two 20g sterling silver discs, twist drill set, and ample quantities of CZs in numerous sizes. 

Students should bring 
  • personal mask
  • pen / pencil / paper - for notes and sketching

Tuition

$395.00

Materials Cost

$105.00

Instructor

Cristina Pabon

Dates

August 14 -15, 2021

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

2 days

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Metalwerx
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