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Setting Stones

Detail photography of hands using a jewelry tool to bend metal.

Setting Stones

Instructor: Nirado Sloan

Location: Sycamore Building, 7231 Tuition: 262.25

In this exciting 8 week class, students will learn to set stones.  You will learn Bezel setting, Prong setting, variations of prong setting such as bezel and prong or making your own bezel design, and Open back setting.  We will be using gemstones, copper, silver, or brass.  Our projects will be a ring, bracelet, pendant and earrings, all of the mentioned or just one depending on your preference.  This class in it’s entirety will give you the skill to set stones in your work in numerous ways.  You will need to have basic jewelry making skills to take this class. Note: Copper to be supplied by school. If students want to use Silver, they will order it themselves. Students are also responsible for their own gemstone(s).
1) 24g sheet
2) 22g sheet
3) 30g sheet
4) various gauges of wire as already in the classroom,
5) gemstone to set.  
Dates Day Time Cost Section Register By Registration Link
May 16-July 11, 2024 Thursdays 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $262.25 42194 5/9/24 Register


How to Register by Email:

1. Download Creative Arts Registration Form (Form must be fully completed to be accepted)

2. Email completed form to

3. If you are registering through email please await a Successful Confirmation Registration Email.
This service is only available to those that register by email. 

How to Register in Person:

Please visit Student Services Department on the top floor of the Hemlock Building at
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.