oneofftwo contemporary jewellery

beautiful handmade jewellery and paintings by dore stockhausen & marcus foley

 

3 day stone setting workshops with Marcus Foley at oneofftwo

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th March 2017

Learn tips and tricks that apply directly to your faceted stone bezel setting and your jewellery making in general during this 3 day intensive collet bezel setting workshop. Progress your skill level and take the appearance of your bezel setting of round and square faceted stones to a higher level. Cast silver settings and synthetic stones will be provided so bring along a few silver shanks so we will be able to quickly get into the setting itself. You should during the course of the workshop complete one of both round and square settings.

 ROUND AND SQUARE BEZEL SETTING
 TIPS & TRICKS TO BE COVERED

             - shaping and sharpening a flat engraver
             - carving seats with one engraver
             - making your own setter (with a nail!)
             - wax sticks for a better hold & security
             - using a hammer hand-piece confidently
             - filing, papering and polishing for the sharpest finish

Fee

total cost of 3 day workshop is $420,-                                                          
A deposit of $210 will secure your place                         
Remainder of $210,- payable on arrival
Deposit is not refundable

If you have any queries please call Marcus on 5156 3270 or write to us using the contact page

Please complete the form and pay deposit to enrol:

name *
name
my stone setting experience *
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The workshops will run 10 till 4 each day and will be for up to 5 participants.
 

We will provide:
- a 6mm round and a 6mm square silver collet setting. (extra 5,6,7 & 8mm square silver collet settings may be purchased)
- 2 synthetic stones.
- 2 flexi-drives and 1 hammer hand-piece to share (please bring if you also have one to share)
- timber dowel & wax for wax stick.
- timber handle and concrete nail for making a setting tool.
- requisite cuppas and a beautiful, relaxing environment.

Please bring:
 if you want to make rings something to solder your settings to ie. silver ring shanks (say 3 to 4mm profile width and 2mm min. thickness)  or simply some sheet that will help secure the setting into the wax stick.
- saw blades & frame.
- a 1.5mm to 1.8mm flat (with parallel or slightly tapering sides) engraver.
- a #1 or #2 and a #3 barrette needle files and an old worn out barrette file if you have it (for a trick!)
- your bezel setting tool - if you have one otherwise we’ll make one.
- any eye-wear ie. loupes or magnifiers you use when setting.
- plus any other of your usual hand tools used when ring making.
- lunch, as there are no shops nearby.

Please wear covered shoes and be prepared to tie long hair back.

Traveling?

For those of you looking for accommodation options we can highly recommend Jetty Road Retreat or on airbnb a great little cottage as both are fantastic. They are clean, groovy and have stunning views of the lakes, islands and ocean. Best of all they are both only a short drive or walk from our studio.
Alternatively, if you feel like you really deserve to spoil yourself then head to Goldsmiths in the Forest for hosted accommodation featuring wonderful food and a beautiful, private rain-forest location that is only a short 15 minute drive through the Colquhoun forest away from oneofftwo.

And if your partner is lucky enough to be traveling with you then they will have plenty to occupy their time whilst you are busy in the workshop. Nungurner provides plenty of outdoorsy activities including fishing, swimming, sailing and kayaking on and in the lake. Bush-walking and mountain-biking in the nearby Colquhoun forest is really great and there are two other MTB parks, each less than an hour away. Surfing at Red Bluff near Lakes Entrance is hoot when the swell is up too - so pack your car with all the gear for a wonderful break!

 

 


Testimonials from previous workshop participants:-

 
 
 
Thank you so much Marcus for the excellent workshop over the weekend at SquarePeg Studios! I learned loads and had a great time under you fantastic tutelage. Thank you!! Heres a lil pic: more polishing & finishing still to be done, but gives an idea of my outcome.
— Emily J Copp, 2015.
 

 
 
I learnt so much about the finer points of stone-setting using techniques refined by Marcus. Under the close supervision provided I gained confidence in using a graver and a hammer hand piece. It is not often that a teacher is so generous with his time and attention. We got to see his work up close and personal. The workshop was really great and the location divine, even better when combined with a holiday.
— Helen Wyatt, 2016