Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, the Dallas Makerspace closed on March 18 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

When Mon Nov 18 6:30pm — 9:30pm
Where Workshop - Jewelry / Small Metals
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Learning to set cabochons or faceted rivoli stones without soldering
Host Nadira Charaniya


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • Ages 13+

Cancellations for this event must be made before November 17, 2019 — 6:30pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Setting stones in metal can be a daunting process, especially if one is wary of using torches for soldering. In this class, participants will learn how to set fairly large cabochons or faceted rivoli stones in metal without using torches or soldering processes.

Materials required for the project include a fairly large cabochon or faceted rivoli stone (at least 40mm for the rivoli) and a piece of sterling or copper sheet metal that is at least 1/2" larger all the way around than the circumference of the chosen stone. These materials may be available from the instructor. Please contact the instructor by no later than November 14 if you need to purchase materials from her. Thank you.

Tools provided for use in the class include sketching materials, jeweler's saw frames and blades, bench pins, bench blocks, pliers, files, sanding materials, polishing materials, scribe, permanent markers, hole punch for metals, decorative stamps, texture plates for use in the rolling mill, and stamping hammer.

Additional tools that will be useful and should be provided by participants is an Optivisor or similar magnifying eyewear and a dust mask (especially if you have a sensitivity to particulates in the air).

Special Considerations and Warnings

Please wear fairly close fitting clothes and closed toe shoes.