Jim Dailing | Stone Setting without Prongs | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 9 am until 4:30 pm


Step up your stone setting game and learn the techniques needed to make high-end pieces of jewelry!

Join experienced goldsmith, Jim Dailing, in this 2-day workshop where he will walk you through:

  • flush setting
  • pave
  • bead setting
  • structural tapered bezels
  • fabricating a structural tapered tube using a bezel block
  • how to introduce these settings into your personal work

Students will take away two completed rings with practice settings.

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Instructor: Jim Dailing

Date of Class: February 4, 2020 and February 5, 2020

Time: 9:00 am until 4:30 pm daily

Class Fee: $330

Student Level: Intermediate to Advanced students

Type: techniques and project-oriented

Kit Fee $80* (payable to instructor on first day of class)

*Kit fee may vary a bit due to fluctuating prices of precious metals.

Kit Fee Includes

2 sterling silver bands – (4mm x 2 mm and roughly 2.5inches long)

Sterling silver (5mm x 1mm x 1 inch)

silver solder

colorless CZs – (10) 2mm and (1) 5mm

sticky wax

tool steel to make small punches for bezel setting


Instructor will have the following for use in class

drill bits – #60 drill bits

setting burs – 2mm and 5mm setting burs

2mm flame burs

table protection

torches & fuel

solder, flux



baking Soda for neutralizer

Dawn, paper towels, dishpans for water

Flex shaft with all needed accessories

Ring mandrel to share with those who don’t have one to bring

Student Supply List

rotating vice or clamp for holding your project –Rio Grande or Amazon.

If you are traveling by plane, we will have several for your use in class, and will be for sale at end of class. Email Barb (Barb@ViviMagoo.com) to let her know you will need to reserve one for your use.

tweezers- fine tip

medium sized beading tool with mushroom handle

work light – very important to have for this detailed work

Safety glasses/Magnifiers (Optivisor). Megaviews work extremely well and come with 3 magnifications and greater visibility

Jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-4/0)

Bench Block

Bench Pin and 3” or 4” C-Clamp to secure bench pin (tables vary in thickness)

Pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, half-round/flat forming pliers

needle files

#2 flat file

#2 ring file

#2 barrette file

#2 square file contenti.com (#230-376-2)

6″hand file Half round or inside ring recommended

sanding sticks

Calipers – digital calipers can be found online at Esslinger or similar storefront or Harbor Freight 

Chasing hammer


Instructor Email Address: jim@jimdailing.com

Instructor Website: jimdailing.com  



Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address mailto:info@sjjewelrysupply.com
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!