Traditional & Alternative Settings
Design and fabricate an embellished frame setting for an object (enamel, stone, found object) which will become the focal point of a ring or a pendant of your choice. There will be opportunities to adorn the main setting as well as the ring band or bail with smaller traditional faceted stone settings. The goal is to create a fully three dimensional piece of jewelry in which all surfaces are treated decoratively to enhance and unify the overall design. A variety of stone setting methods will be demonstrated, including prongs, decorative tabs, tube settings, and many variations.Artist Bio:
Charity Hall is a metalsmith and enamellist residing in Black
sburg, VA where she creates biologically inspired jewelry using metal, enamel, fossils, and stones. She earned her MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University in 2008 and taught metalworking and design at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ for five years. She has been a contributing author for Art Jewelry Magazine
and her work appears in numerous jewelry books. Charity is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and has taught jewelry and enameling workshops at Penland, Idyllwild Arts Academy, John Campbell Folk School, many universities, and guilds.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Workshop Fees: ADC Members $250/Non-Members $285
Kit - "Small Fee" for tube setting supplies (stone, heavy walled tubing, burs).
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