Alex Boyd Workshop
Member Rate: $225
Non-Member Rate: $285
Hinged Pendant: Prongs, Hinges, and Gold, Oh my!
Prong set tablet style stone hinged to a bezel set cabochon with a hidden bail in silver and gold.
Kits will be available to purchase from Alex’s website alexboydstudio.com
Make a prong setting for a tablet style stone in 22k gold and sterling silver, and attach the setting via a hinge to a bezel set cabochon with a hidden bail.
In this workshop, Alex will show us how to fabricate a prong setting in silver and gold for a tab-style stone. He will also show how to make a gold and silver bezel setting for a cabochon with a hidden bail behind the stone. The two elements will be connected with silver hinges with a gold hinge pin. Alex will cover texturing with a hammer hand piece and patination with liver of sulfur. Many other tips and tricks will be included as well.
This is an intermediate to advanced class. Students should be confident with all the basic skills including soldering, sawing, filing and bezel setting.
Cost: $225 to members, $285 to non-members
Dates: May 10, 17 and 24
Time: 11am to 1pm EST.
WGG membership $50. To get the lower member rate, if you are a non-member, please join WGG at www.washingtonguildofgoldsmiths.com. WGG membership includes monthly meetings on third Tuesday of the month at 7pm, quarterly newsletter, and WGG’s biannual exhibition.
Kits start at $125 on up and available on alex’s website alexboydstudio.com. Kits include materials and stones needed for the workshop. Please order at least 10 days before class to guarantee arrival by the start of the class.
Past workshops can be viewed from this link.