Hi there! I'm Katie, and I'm the founder of Curious Metals, an experimental business project. I discovered gem setting on accident, really, and I learned very quickly that I enjoy it. So, this is the story of Curious Metals, and where we progress to as I learn.
Currently, I only set gems in pre-made settings, but I have been researching techniques for casting and creating my own settings, though I'm not quite brave enough to try yet. So far, I've pretty well mastered setting solitaires and small, four-prong multi-stone settings. I'm attempting 6-prong settings, which is proving more difficult.
Follow along as I delve into the world of jewelrymaking and silversmithing!
Finished products can be found for sale at http://curiousmetals.ecrater.com