Basket Stone Setting & Beyond Workshop with Pablo Cubangbang

Basket Settings and Beyond with Pablo Cubangbang August 24-25, 2024, Early Bird Discount ends July 20, "2024" text accompanied by 3 photos. The center is a bust portrait of Pablo Cubangbang, the workshop instructor. The two outer photos are images of rings with a prong setting and a basket setting

Learn methods for creating stone settings
in this workshop with Pablo Cubangbang

Early Bird Pricing

Guild Member: $295
Non-Member: $335

$45 kit fee for this workshop

The kit includes sterling silver for all settings,
investment, burrs, pitch/holding agents, solder and saw blades

The workshop will focus on making settings, mainly for faceted stones. We will utilize the dapping block and  bezel block to aid in making some of the settings along with jewelry saw, burrs, pitch/holding agent, and investment. 

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Pricing After Thurs 7/20/24:
Guild Member: $305
Non-Member: $345

Registration Ends Sat 8/10/24 at 11:59 PM

$45 kit fee for this workshop

The kit includes sterling silver for all settings,
investment, burrs, pitch/holding agents, solder and saw blades

Join the guild now or renew an expired membership now
to take advantage of member pricing

WORKSHOP DETAILS

DAY 1: Basket Setting + Using Bezel and Dapping Blocks to Create More Settings

Day 2: Creating Settings with the Aid of Investment

What is a basket setting?
A basket setting is a type of prong setting, utilizing prongs plus a structure which may resemble woven basket strands or may be a simple jump ring. In both the basic prong setting and the basket setting, the stone is held in place by strands of the basket, aka prongs, aka claws. The prongs of a basket setting can be low profile compared to the prongs of a simple prong setting. Baskets often cradle the stone using metalwork beneath the base of the stone. The additional metal in a basket setting provides extra strength versus the same design in a simple prong setting.

STUDENTS SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH

beginning metalsmithing techniques, including using a flex shaft

WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT

Safety goggles, but you may bring your own if you wish. All tools marked with an asterisk in the list below are available to borrow from Creator Haven, but you are welcome to bring your own.

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  • Pens
  • Notebook
  • Camera (phone cameras can work well) for recording samples
  • Ear plugs or ear muffs (as needed)
  • Eye magnification (as needed)
  • Metal scribe *
  • Tweezers *
  • Jewelry pliers *
  • Saw frame *
  • Saw blades *
  • Files *
  • Needle Files *
  • Ring clamp *
  • Dapping block and punches *

Items marked with an asterisk are available to borrow at Creator Haven.

Optional items to bring if you wish:

  • Faceted stones
  • Extra silver wire, 16-18 gauge
  • Ring band, 1-4 mm wide

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event the guild must cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund.

Cancellations more than two weeks prior to class are refundable less a 5% service fee. Cancellations two weeks or less prior to class are not refundable unless there is a wait list for the class AND the seat is filled.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

By clicking on the “Register Now” button and by paying the registration fee, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Please review the Creator Haven COVID-19 guidelines for in-person students.
For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted. All workshop participants are required to agree to and execute the COVID-19 and General Liability releases prior to beginning the workshop.

LUNCH

Please bring your own lunch. We have a refrigerator, microwave and convection oven. We provide coffee and  tea. The refrigerator has filtered water. If you don’t want to bring a lunch, there are fast food restaurants nearby.

Portrait of Pablo Cubangbang standing next to a wall case containing 3 of his filigree jewelry pieces. A star shape, a round pendant necklace, and a seahorse necklace.

Pablo Cubangbang

is a local metalsmith who continues to hone his metal art skills in his small private studio. He has received multiple Visual Arts Scholarships for his jewelry and watercolor pieces. Pablo is a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and is the former president of the Cabrillo Seahawk Metal Arts Club.

See more of Pablo’s artwork