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

Square Peg Studio is an object artist or jeweller’s dream! It is very well equipped and it exceeded all my expectations. Emily was very helpful and informative. I would definitely choose Square Peg to work on any projects in the future.

— Ming , 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.

Emily Copp

Meet your tutor

Emily Copp ~ Emily is a Sydney based creative who works with diverse materials and technologies. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Environmental and ethical concerns inform and motivate her works which include jewellery forms and tableware objects within her practice.

She is a resident artist and director at SquarePeg Studios alongside teaching various classes in SquarePeg Studio's classroom. Emily also moonlights at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus.

“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”

Emily Copp 'Boundless' 18k white gold and Australian Parti Sapphire

Amazing atmosphere throughout this cute intimate studio. Great instructors all with positive friendly vibes. Highly recommend!!

— Blake, Satisfied Student

Gem Setting One | Bezel Setting Workshop

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

course dates


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

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