Learn innovative fabrication and design techniques to showcase found objects in distinctive style.
From stones and sea glass to plastic bike reflectors, find out how to capture irregularly shaped objects with a range of striking settings. Expert jewelry artist Robert Dancik shares foolproof tips and techniques from 30 years of experience. Start with essential riveting skills and then learn how to use tab captures to set objects that can't be punctured. Delve into fold-forming and annealing techniques before exploring a versatile box-form setting. Follow along with Robert to efficiently size, cut and shape the box, and use concrete to securely embed your object inside. Then, discover a variety of solder-free settings for faceted stones, including snap and tube captures that are perfect for gems both large and small. Finally, learn to solder a textured bezel and a partial pronged bezel, opening the door to endless design possibilities for found-object jewelry.
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