Basic Bezels

2020/10/25 Basic Bezels

$95.00

Students will learn how to create a basic bezel setting for a cabochon gemstone. A bezel is a thin band of metal that surrounds a cabochon and is formed around the edges to hold the stone in place.

 

Detail:

In this one-day class students learn how to create a box bezel for a cabochon gemstone. A box bezel is a technique used to connect a cabochon to a piece of metal using a thin band of fine silver that is formed around the gemstone to hold it in place. This setting can sometimes be raised to enhance the design in pieces such as a ring or a pendant. Students will leave class with a deeper understanding of basic metalsmithing practices and either a finished pendant or a sample.

Students are encouraged to bring in a round or oval cabochon gemstone and sterling silver to class for their finished sample/pendant. The instructor will have gemstones, silver and/or brass and copper available for purchase.

Instructor:  Leah Meleski

Date & Time:  Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 10am-3pm

 

Material/kit fees: $5-15 based upon materials purchased from instructor, are payable in cash to the instructor on the first day of class.

Prerequisites: All students must be at least 18 years old.

Intermediate skill level – You have taken the beginning jewelry courses and/or are proficient with soldering, sawing, drilling, polishing, rolling mill/roller printing, etc.

Requires a Minimum of 2 participants.

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Students will learn how to create a basic bezel setting for a cabochon gemstone.

A bezel is a thin band of metal that surrounds a cabochon and is formed around the edges to hold the stone in place. This setting can sometimes be raised to enhance the design in pieces such as a ring or a pendant.

In this one-day class students learn how to create a box bezel for a cabochon gemstone. A box bezel is a technique used to connect a cabochon to a piece of metal using a thin band of fine silver that is formed around the gemstone to hold it in place. This setting can sometimes be raised to enhance the design in pieces such as a ring or a pendant. Students will leave class with a deeper understanding of basic metalsmithing practices and either a finished pendant or a sample.

Students are encouraged to bring in a round or oval cabochon gemstone and sterling silver to class for their finished sample/pendant. The instructor will have gemstones, silver and/or brass and copper available for purchase.