Ace McCasland (aka Studio Luna Verde) | Unconventional : prong set necklace | Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 9:00 am until 4:30 pm


 In this workshop, we will explore my unconventional, and now signature, approach to prong setting, using unusual techniques to grasp a stone for a pendant, incorporating silver organic elements for texture and intrigue, experimenting with simple hinges to add movement, and discussing the importance of making your own chain and findings, while learning a few of those options.

You should be able to walk away with a fantastic new piece to wear to the Vivi Magoo happy hour gathering that evening.

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Instructor: Ace McCasland (aka Studio Luna Verde)

Title of Class: Unconventional : prong set necklace

Date of Class: January 26, 2023

Level: advanced beginner+

Type: project and technique

Class Fee: $195

Kit Fee: $110

Kit includes 

one cab

12g sterling silver wire

14g sterling silver wire

16g sterling silver wire

18g sterling silver wire

knife edge pumice wheel w/ mandrel

snap on sanding discs w/ mandrel

wire solder

3M polishing paper

#55 drill bit

bronze bitlets

and more

The following will be available for use in class

soldering stations – including torches, soldering platforms, fuel, quench bowls, table protection

pickle pots – including pickle and neutralizer, paper towels

patina pot – including patina, neutralizer, paper towels

flex shafts

Student Supply List

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

pliers – flat nose, chain nose, round nose files –

hand files and needle files

cross lock tweezers

fine point tweezers or natural hair paintbrush for placing solder


ruler (with mm reading helpful)

sanding sticks and/or sandpaper (220-320 grit)

chasing hammer

ballpeen hammer

rawhide hammer or nylon mallet

center punch

flush cutters

cut lube or wax for burs / saw blade

steel bench block

prong pusher (i will also have optional prong setting pliers available for sale)

safety glasses

Optional Supply List


your own fave tools


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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
  • 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!