Gem Setting One | Bezel Setting Workshop


Love gemstones? Want to incorporate them in your jewellery designs? If you answered yes, this foundation gem setting workshop is for you! Participants make a rub-over bezel set gemstone ring in sterling silver and learn how to set a semi-precious cabochon during this fun and informative two day stone setting course.

Course Skill Level:

For those with confidence in the basics.

course details

  • $395 inc GST
  • 2 days - 12 hours tuition
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Fantastic workshop, Erin was so knowledgeable and easy to work with. I now have the jewelry making bug and can't wait to do more courses with Squarepeg
Excellent course, thank you so much!

— Kim Giveen, Happy Student


In the Gem Setting One – Bezel Setting Workshop you will learn how to incorporate cabochon stones into your jewellery by creating a bezel setting in tandem with a classic ring design.

Students make a ring in silver set with a semi-precious cabochon gemstone. All materials for this project are supplied as a part of the course outline. Measuring and constructing secure settings to safely house gemstones is the primary focus of this workshop alongside building upon your fabrication, soldering and polishing skills. The two-day workshop is very much process focussed with participants creating a classic ring design finished to a high standard over the two days of learning.

The Gem Setting One – Bezel Setting Workshop is suitable for students early in their jewellery making practice. To participate, at least the equivalent of our Beginner’s class (7-week course) should have been completed in order to ensure sufficient prior knowledge of fabrication processes to comfortably complete this workshop. Students will fabricate a ring shank and a setting for their gemstone ring, alongside learning how to set a cabochon stone.

What You'll Learn

What students learn

Learn how to make a rub over bezel setting

Learn how to make a ring, incorporating a semi-precious cabochon gemstone

What you will make

A ring incorporating a semi-precious cabochon gemstone.


What is included in the course

Cabochon stone and sterling silver wire and sheet

Base metal sheet and wire

The consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper, burrs and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.

Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

Erin Keys

Meet your tutor

Contemporary jeweller Erin Keys creates graphic works based on ideas in mark making, using traditional jewellery making techniques and laser cutting technology. Her practice involves developing work for exhibition, production and sale. Living in Bosnia Herzegovina 2006-2008, Erin taught creative workshops to Romani children before joining the JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio. After completing the 2 year tenure Erin spent 10 months at Australia's iconic Gray Street Workshop; an invaluable residency in her career and personal development. Moving to Sydney in 2010 she joined SquarePeg Studios, a workshop for emerging and established jewellers to work together in a creative and supportive environment, where she is an active tenant, mentor and teacher. As a Design Developer at Dinosaur Designs, a manufacturer of homewares and jewellery, Erin worked in a small team developing and prototyping designs. 

A fantastic course. Erin was inspiring and informative and the studio was fresh and funky! Loved it and will definitely book in for more.

— Louise Willems, Satisfied Student

Gem Setting One | Bezel Setting Workshop

  • $395 inc GST
  • Presented over a weekend - two consecutive days
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

course dates


Need more info?  We're happy to hear from you.

Directors: Emily on 0402 697 557 or Kim on 0407 803 003