Learn the Art of Stone Setting in Metal Clay with Jeanette Landenwitch
Expand your creative skills and learn to set stones in metal clay with Jeanette Landenwitch!
Ms. Landenwitch shows you step-by-step how-to (and how-not-to) set stones in metal clay. You'll learn a variety of techniques for setting stones and learn how to start creating your own focal pieces.
This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!
Watch and listen as Jeanette reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to know to start setting stones in metal clay. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Jeanette's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!
Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.
Jeanette began working with Precious Metal Clay in 1999 and immediately became intrigued. Since then she has worked extensively with the medium and it has become her main focus. She is a one person studio, and makes her pieces by hand. Jeanette is a Senior PMC Instructor and teaches classes and workshops.
"Working with PMC is a wonderful, creative outlet for me. It challenges me to stretch my ideas, which causes me to constantly incorporate new methods and techniques. I get my inspiration from everywhere, but my favorite is nature".
She has over 35 years experience as a seamstress and dressmaker (once owning her own business), and has a BA in Interior Design. Her hobbies include photography, knitting, cross-stitching, and working puzzles.
- Parts of the stone
- Tools specific to stone-setting
- Choosing a setting and setting technique
- Sizing template and sizing plug
- Various bezel techniques
- Prong settings for faceted stones and prong settings for cabochons
- How to make strong prongs
- Chip inlay
- Channel inlay
- Plus some PMC Pro Tips
- PMC Pro
- bezel roller
- bezel pusher
- grooved prong pusher
- curved burnisher
- mold-2-part silicone material
- basic metal clay tools
Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.
Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.