He is author and illustrator of Creative Stonesetting, and has served as a technical consultant and contributing author for several contemporary jewelry texts including Metals Technic, Contemporary Silver and The Penland Book of Jewelry. Please review the detailed supply list below and let us know if you have any questions or would like assistance preparing for this class. Students should bring The choice of metal is up to students, but John recommends copper for practice and silver for "keeper" projects. Silver can be purchased from any of the suppliers listed at the bottom of the page. Square Sterling Silver Wire for four-cornered bangle Copper Rod Stock for Practice suggested, but optional 12" 1 ft - 4 gauge Round Copper Rod Heavy gauge copper stock can also be found at Home Depot and Lowes, where it is sold by the foot from a large spool.

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That said you could always expand your income by giving tuition if you were UK based. I look forward to the PDFs as well. As Jill says a novice will be able to really test out the process. Jill, you are miles from being a novice! Cheers, ShinyLauren , PM I have the creative setting book by Cogswell and also an Anastasia Young book, but really struggled with setting until I booked some physical tuition.

It was so useful to see all the ways in which my self taught setting was going horribly wrong! I would love to be able to set stones and learn all the techniques, but there are only so many hours in the day Gemsetterchris , AM You really ought to learn the basic theory anyway even if you have no intention of setting yourself.

Could be a while before anything is ready. I work very closely with my setter, and fortunately get very few rejects Did that really happen, or just one of your nightmares? Gemsetterchris Did that really happen, or just one of your nightmares? That is a true story. Not an ideal situation but it got done.. Still awaiting delivery of my Cogswell book, and have a lovely big Marquise shaped stone to set. Great idea Chris.


Masters Workshop with John Cogswell

Through more than helpful drawings, the author explains the construction of dozens of unusual solutions that balance elegance, practicality, and security. Outstanding examples from professional jewelry designers show what can be done with these skills and will inspire readers to move in new directions themselves. Ad veri latine efficiantur quo, ea vix nisl euismod explicari. Mel prima vivendum aliquando ut. Sit suscipit tincidunt no, ei usu pertinax molestiae assentior. Eam in nulla regione evertitur. Dico menandri eum an, accusam salutandi et cum, virtute insolens platonem id nec.


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