JUNE 2-8, 2024 WILLIAM HOLLAND
MICHAEL BATEMAN - STONE ON STONE
Learn to make your cabochons pop! Students will learn several methods to manipulate cabochons using a flex-shaft and common bench tools. Cab enhancements include “carving” or etching the backs of cabochons, and inlaying carvings with 23k gold leaf and fine silver. Also includes making doublets with puau shell sheeting and carving into the doublets for gold and silver inlay. Students will also learn to drill/carve the tops of cabochons in order to insert faceted stones or cabs (stone “in” stone). Instruction for tube setting faceted stones is also provided. Practice cabs, faceted stones, gold and silver leaf, and puau shell sheet is provided as part of the class tools/supplies. A steady hand for highly detailed work is required. Experience with cabbing and/or silversmithing is also helpful. Learn methods to set your work apart with these unique enhancement techniques!
Lab Fee: $150
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Consumable Fee: $15
Prerequisites: Cabochons I or experience with cab machines is required. Some silversmithing experience is recommended, but not required. However, a steady hand and good eye for highly detailed work is required.