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Class Description

Whether by new introduction or looking to become more familiar, getting to know this time honored stone setting technique is a worthwhile effort. The bezel is everyone’s friend.

Bezels are thin strips of metal that completely encircle a stone to hold it perfectly in place. Both cabochons and faceted stones can be bezel set using different fabrication approaches. Further customizing the shape of the setting allows for the personality of the stone to be revealed. Bezels are strong and secure and with the right adjustments can offer a whole new visual appeal to your jewelry. 

In this 8 session course you will learn how to create a bezel setting for faceted, cabbed, and natural surface stones. We will go over design constraints for various jewelry elements, and how to build a more complex setting with confidence. Curvilinear, straight-sided, cornered, and irregular shapes will be covered along with prong and modified bezel additions.  

As projects are introduced advanced students will have the option to increase the difficulty of their designs. Basic tool modification will be taught. Class discussions will also cover gemstone buying and gemstone resources along with in-class presentations of gem materials.

This course is for those with basic jewelry fabrication knowledge as well as more advanced practitioners who want an in depth and varied understanding of these techniques. No prior stone setting skills required.

Taught by Erin S. Daily
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.
Refunds & Credit

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 10% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.