Learn how to create a ‘fish tail’ bead set ring. Over the course of two days, we will cover the fundamentals of stone layout in half eternity, and eternity band rings. Students will learn to properly use burs and gravers leaving with two bead set brass practice rings.
The “fish tail” setting style is a diamond setting technique that places small faceted gemstones, referred to as melee, in a row along a ring shank that has been precisely cut and carved to create the seats for each stone, leaving a decorative edge resembling a split tail. The stones are secured in place using bead setting techniques. This popular style is intricate and ornate in appearance, giving a lasting impression.
Sat & Sun, March 16 & 17
11am – 6pm each day
Taught by Everett Hoffman