Bezel-setting stones is a relatively easy process! You may use this technique to add freeform cut or calibrated gemstones to your soldered designs.
In this 6-hour workshop, you'll learn how to measure, cut and solder a bezel and then set a stone into it. Due to time limitations you'll be working with calibrated stone sizes and metal bases. Freeform design and sawing techniques will be demonstrated and discussed.
Seating is limited, so you'll get the one-on-one instruction you want in a carefully controlled environment.
Students attending this workshop must have basic soldering skills and be comfortable around the torch. Experience with jewelry hand tools is recommended.
Important: There is no need for you to go out and purchase any tools. All tools necessary for completing the project will be available at the workshop. However, some training venues have a smaller tool inventory than others, which may mean sharing.
For that reason, I recommend you bring your own small hand tools (i.e. pliers, cutters, favorite hammer, metal shears, etc.) if you have them. (Note: I usually have quality tools available for purchase at the workshop.) Contact me if you have any questions.
The following is a list of tools that we'll be using during the workshop.
Each training venue sets its own workshop fees. You'll find contact information for each venue on my Class Schedule page.
In addition to the workshop fee, a separate materials fee will be paid at the workshop to cover all materials needed to complete the project. The materials fee includes a full-color step-by-step written tutorial.
"Thanks for a great day and a wonderful class."