Bezels for Odd Shaped Gemstones

2020/11/15 Odd Shape Bezel

$120.00

In this one-day workshop you will learn techniques that will help you to create a successful bezel for an odd shaped 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. Shapes reviewed include freeform, square, pear and trillion cut stones. 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 an oval and a square or rectangle 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, November 15, 2020 – 10am to 4pm

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.

Available!

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In this one-day workshop you will learn techniques that will help you to create a successful bezel for an odd shaped 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. Shapes reviewed include freeform, square, pear and trillion cut stones. 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 an oval and a square or rectangle 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.