This will be a two-day, advanced class to help you explore a new bezel technique for a ring. A bezel is a band of metal, Sterling Silver or Fine Silver, which is formed around the edge of the stone to hold it in place. Usually it is made as a box bezel with a flat piece of metal supporting the flat cabochon and connecting the bezel and the ring. In this class, the bezel will be an integral part of your design. We will fabricate a step-bezel to form a raised setting for your chosen cabochon or faceted gem. This requires careful measuring and fine motor skills. We will cover how to choose and fabricate the correct bezels for your gems. The ideal choice for this type of setting is a shallow cabochon or a faceted gem like an emerald cut shape. Some gems will be available from the instructor as needed. Instructor: Marie-Claire Dole. Deadline to register: Sunday Oct 6th at 12pm. Prerequisites: Open to adults (18 years and older) and student must have good basic skill in jewelry fabrication. Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20, 2019, 10am-5pm. Course fee: $250.00 plus $30-$50 materials fee (depending on your needs).
Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization promoting the Metal Arts through classes, workshops, lectures & more at our studio/education facility in the Squalicum Harbor Mall.
Full details and to Register go to: Current.BMAG-WA.org