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As The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) workshop coordinator, I have organized a workshop for this December with Jeff Georgantes, called Fire, Forge and Flush Stonesetting. This workshop is also open to the public! This 3-day workshop will be jammed pack with techniques such as the following:

First, using your own recycled sterling silver you will cast an ingot. Then with the help of the rolling mill along with hammers and an anvil, you will forge out a silver ring.

Next, you’ll practice flush setting faceted stones, getting ready for the real deal, setting stones into your hand-wrought silver ring. The class will be filled with tips and tricks for ingot making, forging and flush setting, including how to make your own setting tools.

There will also be an added bonus lesson in graver setting, a very valuable technique for those who love setting stones.

The workshop will be held at the metalsmithing studio at Montgomery College, Rockville. Seats are limited. To learn more or to sign up, please visit

Basic jewelry making skills required (how to use a saw/soldering). If you would like to get updates of upcoming workshops from the masters in metalsmithing, please subscribe to my updates!