Stone Setting with Charles Lewton-Brain (Online)

  • Monday, November 29, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
  • 6 sessions
  • Monday, November 29, 2021, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Monday, December 06, 2021, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Monday, December 13, 2021, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA112921CB
  • 9


  • $127 tuition + $70 materials fee + $10 postage
  • $98 tuition + $70 materials fee + $10 postage

    Registration will close on Sunday, November 14th.

Registration is closed

**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

In these 6 class sessions, students will learn to make and set standard and thick walled bezels for setting oval and round cabochon cut stones. This class will also cover tube setting and 4-prong setting of faceted stones. Factors that effect each style of setting are discussed. This class is an excellent in-depth exploration of stone-setting technique.

Tool List: Students should have these personal tools on hand.

  • Burnisher: version with slightly curved tip.
  • Beeswax or Microcrystalline wax: a soft, sticky wax for mixing charcoal dust to make stone pick-up tool.
  • Point burnisher: broken burr held in a Pin Vice handle.
  • Needle file set: including Flat, triangular, barrette.
  • 1 Flat pillar hand file
  • 1 each 600-800 grit sanding sticks
  • Split mandrels with sandpaper strips for use with a Flex shaft
  • Ten power loupe  (10X)


  • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, November 14th at 11:30am so that kits can be mailed in a timely manner. Please be sure to enter your mailing address when you register. Cancellations or refunds will not be issued after November 14th.
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start of the eventPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application.

Instructor Bio:

Professor Emeritus, Charles Lewton-Brain, is a master goldsmith, author, and artist. He invented Foldforming, internationally recognized as the first new metalsmithing technique in over 200 years. He co-founded the worlds largest, free, internet-based educational resource for jewelers known as Ganoksin. Over 1000 pages of his research on metalsmithing and jewelry making are in the archives on Ganoksin. His work has been internationally exhibited since the 1980s. He received Canada’s highest honor for fine craft, the Governor General Award, in 2012.

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