Introduction to bezel setting

Course Dates: 13/10/24 - 27/10/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
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Learn the basics of jewellery making by making a silver ring or pendant with a bezel set semi-precious stone. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some previous experience.
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Introduction to bezel setting
  • Course Code: VV692
  • Dates: 13/10/24 - 27/10/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Rebecca Ilett

Course Code: VV692

Sun, day, 13 Oct - 27 Oct '24

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will introduce you to the the basics of jewellery making by making a silver ring or pendant with a bezel set semi-precious stone. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some previous experience.

What will we cover?

• Cutting, filing, shaping, soldering and finishing silver.
• Bezel setting a round cabochon stone.*
• Quick students can make additional rings or add a sparkly stone in a tube setting.

*A bezel setting is also called a rub-over setting and a cabochon is a stone with a flat base and rounded top.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Make a ring or pendant.
• Make a bezel setting.
• Apply basic jewellery making techniques.
• Apply good health and safety in the workshop.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The process will be shown step by step through group demo’s and you will have 1:1 guidance from your tutor.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Silver and a gemstone (a cabochon is a stone with a flat base and rounded top) for this set project are included in the course. Additional materials can be purchased during the week and your tutor will show you exactly what to buy and where to buy it if you wish to do so. Keep in mind that jewellery suppliers keep office hours and are closed at the weekends.

If you have your own cabochon stones or ideas for jewellery designs then bring these with you to discuss with your tutor.

You are advised that sensible footwear must be worn in studio 308. For health and safety reasons, no sandals, open shoes & small pumps can be worn – even in hot weather.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.

Suitable follow-on courses may include:

VV397 - Beginners' jewellery I
VV358 - Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting
VV124 - Jewellery: soldering workshop

Your tutor will be able to advise you on your course.

Rebecca Ilett Tutor Website

Rebecca has been teaching Jewellery and Silver-smithing for over 15 years, has her own Jewellery/Scupture practice, and works in her studio in Cambridgeshire. Originally trained as a Sculptor, her work reflects her experimental approach to materials and processes, and her teaching aims to develop student skills in specialist processes for example; press forming, repousse, etching, fold forming, creative forming and raising. She also mentors students, assists in project development, and works with creative practice development. Her work has been exhibited extensively here and internationally in Milan and Beijing and was short listed for the John Ruskin Prize in 2017. She is a member of the Association of Contemporary Jewellers and will be exhibiting in their Meanings and Messages exhibition throughout 2022/23. You can see examples of her work on her website www.rebeccailett.co.uk and her instagram rebeccailett

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.