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.
Emilia Sutherland Netto is the designer and maker behind the jewellery brand Ember & Ore. Emilia has a BA Hons Contemporary Crafts degree from Plymouth College of Art. She has worked in the jewellery indiustry sinse 2012 in various manufacturing capacities and has taught jewellery making since 2013. More recently she has obtained two diplomas in CAD/CAM with an emphasis on jewellery manufacture.Emilia believes in using a mixture of modern and traditional manufacture and design techniques in order to achieve highly detailed and sculptural outcomes.
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.