Portland, OR 2022 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 20

The Simplicity of Prongs

$ 170  


There are times that you find such a special stone that is beautiful on the front and back and sometimes even the sides! You don’t want to cover it up with a traditional silver bezel setting, or a piece that can not be set in a traditional setting, a prong setting is the answer! This class will introduce the versatility of prong setting a stone.
Students need to be comfortable using a torch and soldering

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver wire and argentium wire 1 ft each in the appropriate size for student stones.
Fuel for student torches, solder, flux and use of associated equipment. Extra wire will be available for purchase if needed.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Several stones to work with. Basic jewelry tools: Flush cutters, round nose, flat nose and chain nose pliers (smooth, no teeth). Butane torch (I will provide the fuel). Measuring device, ruler or calipers. Small steel block and towel or base to put under it (a Speedy Stamp carving block makes a nice base!) Chasing hammer, Small fine tip tweezers and heat resistant cross lock tweezers, files #2 cut or #4 cut. Safety glasses
Helpful but not necessary, vision support if needed, extra lighting, apron