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For more than 85 years, the Patania family - father, son and grandson - has been creating remarkable designs in silver, gold, and platinum in Tucson, Arizona. Sam took over the family business around 1990. Sam's innovative designs employ hydraulic press techniques to improve small-scale production.
In this second of Sam's Stone Setting Series, he will show you how he makes this style of box form pendant which is closed in on the back with a faceted stone bezel set on the front of the pendant.
BIO: In 2000 the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery honored three generations of Patanias by displaying and purchasing bracelets from Sam, his father Pancho, and his grandfather Frank Sr. In the April 2012 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist "Sam Patania - Longevity of Western Style" was featured in TREND article, "Western Style - Celebrating the Heritage of the American Southwest" by Deborah Yonich. Sam's work is described as "American Classic - simple elegance, strong in construction and simple in design". Sam's artistic vision spans three generations: "I see longevity in design and construction and seek to continue that part of the Patania tradition. Patania's innovative designs reveal haute couture aesthetic of Western style using hydraulic press techniques to improve small scale production focusing on turquoise being a specialty enhanced with more precious metals, colored precious and semi-precious gemstones.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
WORKSHOP FEES: $210. ADC Members/ $235. Non- Members
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