Sam Patania's Easy Prong Setting Collection
Add the sparkle and sophistication of faceted gems to your designs with an easy-to-use premade prong setting inside the Sam Patania’s Easy Prong Setting Collection. You will also receive 5 project downloads, the Gemstone Settings book, and the print and digital issues of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2018.
Price as configured: $39.99 Regular Price: $103.94
Add the sparkle and sophistication of faceted gems to your jewelry designs with an easy-to-use premade prong setting. Inside the Sam Patania’s Easy Prong Setting Collection, you’ll find mounts for 3 commonly used calibrated stone sizes and a demo for using the setting by the developer within the Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine. These custom-made mounts allow maximum light into your gemstone to give it the best sparkle! The most unique feature is that you can simply solder these mounts to any flat or domed surface or just hang a pair from jump rings for stunningly simple earrings! Perfect for beginner metalsmiths, intermediate and advanced jewelers will also find this collection incredibly helpful in creating stunning pieces of jewelry without having to build a setting from scratch. Plus, you’ll receive the print and digital issues of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2018 with more instructions, tips, and tricks to get started using Sam’s Simple Mounts. As an added bonus, you will also receive five project downloads and the Gemstone Settings book, where you’ll gain even more in-depth, technical information for settings stones. Don’t miss your chance to take your gemstone settings up a notch with this fabulous prong setting collection!
See what's inside the collection:
Sam’s Simple Mount
8mm, 10mm, 12mm Round Mounts
New-to-the-market, Sam’s Simple Mounts are a must-have for newer metalsmiths! These mounts give jewelry makers the opportunity to incorporate a prong mount into their own designs without building one from scratch. Sam’s Simple Mounts come in 9 calibrates selected with different sizes, shapes, and numbers of prongs to accommodate a wide variety of cut stones.
Gemstone Settings: The Jewelry Maker’s Guide to Styles & Techniques
By Anastasia Young
Set the mood--one exquisite stone at a time. The most in-depth, technical guide to stone setting has arrived: Gemstone Settings. Jewelry makers will fall in love with this encyclopedic overview, which features extensive stone-setting processes, detailed information about stones and metals, and gorgeous photos and illustrations for visual support. Step by step, learn how to set your most beloved precious, semiprecious, and organic stones with projects that range from elegant diamond masterpieces to earthy pearl or coral everyday favorites.
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2018
Print & Digital Magazines
In this special gemstone issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, you can explore the wonders of Mexican fire opal. Mark Oros and Jim Perkins show you how to cut it and also bring you a special facet design which shows off your fire opal in all its glory. You’ll also learn about the exquisite drusy uvarovite garnet, and Lexi Erickson teaches you how to set it in a pendant. In addition, this issue discusses one of the most impressive gemstone collections in the world -- Manuel Marcial de Gomar’s Colombian emeralds. You can learn to set stones in your jewelry designs using a variety of techniques. Stone setting projects include Sam Patania’s Sparkling in 3D earrings, John F. Heusler’s Ocean Voyage pendant, Noël Yovovich’s Flush Setting Demystified ring demo, Sandra Lupo’s Sun Worship Duo necklace, and Arlene Mornick’s Earrings with a Twist. Helen Driggs shows you the latest forming tools. Cathleen McCarthy’s Net Profits column gives you tips to avoid theft at your next craft show. And Deborah Yonick tells you which colors will be hot for spring. Create a stylish bracelet with an intricate chain maille weave in sterling silver and niobium that creates a pattern that resembles snakeskin! This issue includes the Annual Buyers’ Directory, bringing you sources for your jewelry-making materials, tools, and supplies.
Vampire Bat Linked Necklace
By Roger Halas
Thunder Bay Amethyst Pendant
By Betsy Lehndorff
Cast Pewter Necklace
By Betsy Lehndorff
Bronze Fantasy Medallion with Silver Accents
By Roger Halas
Mokume Gane Pendant
By John A. Sartin
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