Level Two Workshop Intensive: Bezel Setting
Two Session Class
Class meets two Sundays from 12-5pm
Sunday, February 23
Sunday, March 1
2 seats available
Prerequisite: Students must have completed our Metalsmithing Foundation: Level One class or have equivalent experience. Students should have a basic understanding of using a jeweler's saw for sawing and piercing, using hand files, drilling, and have had an introduction to basic silver torch soldering.
Level Two classes are designed to build on the foundational metalsmithing skills you have learned in our Level One class and focus on specific techniques. All students who have completed the Level One class are qualified to attend our Open Studio Sessions.
Students will be introduced to the fabrication skills required to create custom bezel settings for cabochon stones in this two session class. We will go over the basics of securely setting a cabochon stone and various finishing techniques.
In the first session, we will create a sterling silver pendant with a bezel setting for an 8mm round cabochon.
In the second session, students will create a project of their own design. We will have stone options available for purchase to use for this project, or students may bring their own cabochon (specifics about this stone will be discussed in the first class).
Students will leave the class with one completed pendant, and a project of their choice. If students choose a more ambitious independent project, they may register and attend an Open Studio Session to complete their work.
Attendence to both classes is required as these classes will be full of technical instruction, demos and practice that cannot be repeated. Please note that we are not able to provide make up classes.
Class Fee: $250
10 hours of instruction and guided assistance in the studio
All required tools and equipment
Workshop Materials Fee: $30
payment due at first class
Consumable materials (sawblades, sandpaper, drill bits, gas, solder, etc)
Sterling silver needed for the first project
8mm round cabochon for first project
Silver plated chain for pendant (upgrades are available).
What you should bring:
Eyeglasses for close up work
Closed toed shoes
Hairtie for long hair
Notebook and pen
Payment for additional sterling silver and gemstone for second project.
Optional: You can bring your own stone to discuss with the instructors.
This workshop is open to any student ages 16+.
Level One foundation class, or equivalent experience is required.
Good eyesight and hand dexterity are a must.
This workshop has a max of 8 students.
This workshop is located in our NEW studio, located at 1365 Grandview Avenue, directly behind Figlio.