Bezels: Basics & Beyond

July 26 - July 30, 2024

Bezels: Basics & Beyond

$860.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $90

Come learn how to make both simple and decorative bezels and ways to incorporate them into pieces of jewelry. We’ll start with the basics of bezel making and learn how to set cabochons of different shapes and sizes. Then we’ll go over ways to add ornamental piercing and wire work to a setting. Finally, we’ll cover fabricating floating bezels, a very minimalistic way to set a stone. Lessons will cover: shaping bezel wire, soldering it to a backplate, planning pierced details, strategizing solder seams, work hardening, and ways to integrate a bezel into a final piece. Everyone should expect to leave the class with 2 or 3 finished pieces. While some experience would be useful, all levels are welcome.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Emily Rogstad

Emily was born and raised in the village of East Calais, Vermont. She graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry from Maine College of Art. After some traveling she moved to Penland School of Crafts for the two year Core Fellowship. Now a resident of Asheville, North Carolina she spends her time enjoying the mountains and maintaining an inquisitive studio practice while working as a professional jeweler.

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