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WEEK 1: CAD | GEMSTONE CUTTING | MATERIAL SONG | GEMSTONE SETTING | REPOUSSÉ
WEEK 2: CASTING | ENAMELING | GEMSTONE CUTTING | GEMSTONE CARVING
Gemstone carving – not rocket science
The workshop will be focused on jewellery-scale stone carving using flex shaft and hand tools as well on how to set up an affordable workshop so that the participants can continue working in their own studios or even in their homes.
We'll learn how to cut stones; quickly remove large amounts of material; how to shape stones into soft and roundish or more complicated angular forms and how to smooth their surface step by step until either polished or matte finish is achieved.
During the workshop, we will make tools, work with different materials, discuss progress made along with the failures; both in the group and individually.
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