Second bezel setting
One for almost every finger!
My favourite, the tube setting.
First bezel setting
The new location of the courses, complete with band!
Immediately after setting.
My three finished rings.
I completed my second course in silversmithing and jewellery in London, through the fantastic courses at Vannetta Seecharran’s School of Jewellery Design. The first course was a great introduction, laying the foundation for tougher projects. This one was a master course in stone setting over five weeks. I learned how to make a bezel and how to make a tube setting. The first bezel took me nearly three weeks, but the second took me only two and a half hours last night.
The tube setting was my favourite. Despite the fact it is a bit fiddly, it was far easier for me to grasp than the bezel at first. I finally got over my nerves with regard to the mechanised polisher, too…giving the two other rings a professional shine.
I hope to take more classes and use the beautiful new studio space.
Coleen Monroe-Knight is a Colorado native who has left a trail of new homes for herself around the world. She's set foot in 30 countries and lived on four continents in the last thirteen years.
Her nomad homes are in Colorado, Chilean Patagonia, France, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, England, China, and Iceland. After more than two years of not traveling she finds herself on a family gap year after leaving China. Upcoming travels in England, Spain, Eastern Europe, and ????????? this year.
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