Bezel Basics - Workshop
Is your jewelry calling for color? Learn the fundamentals of making your own bezels to hold round, oval, trillion or irregular shaped cabochon stones. Many tips for measuring, soldering, setting, and finishing will be covered so you can have consistent results. You’ll get a chance to absorb and practice what you’ve learned and possibly even make some progress on projects during the week between classes. A material fee of $50 is payable to the instructor at the first class session. Materials will include gemstones, fine silver, sterling backing metal, a needle file that you will use for many future bezels, and a goody bag of custom setting aids. Additional stones will be available for purchase. Some jewelry fabrication experience is necessary. Comfort with soldering, sawing, and filing is required. Class open to ages 16 through adult. Masks and social distancing are required in this and all Sawtooth classes. This workshop meets on two consecutive Saturdays, January 16 and January 23.