Metalsmith Essentials: Special Stone Settings: Saddle and Strap with Michael Boyd – Part 1

In "Metalsmith Essentials: Special Stone Settings: Saddle and Strap with Michael Boyd," award-winning jeweler and lapidary artist Michael Boyd shares his innovative stone-setting methods

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In "Metalsmith Essentials: Special Stone Settings: Saddle and Strap with Michael Boyd," award-winning jeweler and lapidary artist Michael Boyd shares his innovative stone-setting methods. Watch Michael demo both the lapidary work to prepare a stone and also the metal work for two unusual custom stone settings: strap or saddle mounts. Both settings are perfect for pendants, earrings, drops and dangles, and even if you use purchased gems, these artisan settings are well within your reach because Michael demos how to achieve them at the bench without full-scale lapidary equipment. Whether you intend to start with a slab and build to a finished piece, or just cut the stone, or only do the metalwork, this informative workshop is full of Michael's tips, guidance and know-how to help you take your jewelry to the next level.

Part 1 covers a run-down of equipment and materials, lapidary techniques for saddle mounts, and metalwork for saddle mounts.

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You'll Love This Video If:

  • You want to learn how to create saddle and strap mounts for your custom stone settings
  • You want to learn the basics of using full-scale lapidary equipment and then transfer that knowledge to your bench with small-scale lapidary equipment
  • You're ready to take your metalsmithing skills to the next level

In Metalsmith Essentials: Special Stone Settings: Saddle and Strap with Michael Boyd You'll Learn:

  • How to carve a groove around the perimeter of a stone and bring it to a picture-perfect polish
  • Two artisan stone mounts from start to finish
  • Techniques for translating large-scale lapidary methods to your small-scale jewelry bench

About the Expert:

MICHAEL BOYD is a progressive and innovative jeweler who uses unusual, rare, and traditional materials in his work. His background as a painter and colorist combines with his ability as a stone cutter to define both form and structure in his work. With stone as a medium, Michael blends and integrates these materials with precious metal in a bold, signature style. He is on the editorial board of and a frequent contributor to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and is a two-time Saul Bell Design Award winner. His work appears in nationally acclaimed craft shows and private and museum collections; to see it, visit www.michaelboyd.com.

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