Students will learn how to create a bezel setting for odd shaped cabochon gemstones, such as square, pear and trillion cut stones. 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 class will review techniques that will help you to create a successful bezel for odd shaped gemstones. A box bezel is a technique used to connect a cabochon to a piece of metal. You will leave class with a deeper understanding of basic jewelry practices.
At the end of this class series a 6th class will be offered as Open Studio Time to participating students involved in the series to finish class samples and ask questions.
- Allow $5 to $15 per class for materials. Material/kit fees are payable in cash to the instructor on the First day of class.
- Instructor will have stones available for purchase and will provide the faceted gemstone with the materials kit as well as copper/brass/silver for purchase for each sample. The cost of the material kit will be determined based upon your choice of materials.
- Students are encouraged to bring in a selection of cabochons, gemstones, and sterling silver to class to set for each sample. The whole series will require 4 cabochons for classes: 3 round or oval cabochons and 1 odd shaped/square/rectangle cabochon, and two (2) 5mm faceted gemstones.