Try it out: bezel stone setting
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VV692
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
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.
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.
Browse our current online offer for complementary courses.
Trained at the Royal College of Art, Dutch born designer Louise Seijen ten Hoorn lives and works in London where she creates one-off pieces, small production ranges and commissions from her studio in Pimlico. Louise works predominantly in metal, as well as materials such as plastic and rubber, to create jewellery, objects and small sculptures. To find out more about Louise’s work visit www.louiseseijentenhoorn.com
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.