Bezel Setting Workshop | Gem Setting One

Intermediate+

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


ABOUT THE COURSE

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.


Practicalities

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

Payment Options

Enrol below – you can secure your place on the spot!

Or, take advantage of our payment by instalments option to secure your place:

Pay a 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

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
Vanessa Samuels

Meet your tutor

Sydney-based jeweller and graphic designer, Vanessa Samuels completed an Advanced Diploma of Arts - majoring in Jewellery & Object Design at the Enmore Design Centre in 1999. Since then she has predominantly focused on creating exhibition jewellery and objects - both nationally and internationally (Germany, USA, Scotland and the UK). In 1998 she won a scholarship to the ‘Istituto Europeo di Design’, Milan-Italy to participate in a Metalwork Summer School, sponsored by Alessi. Over the years she has won various Arts grants for exhibition works, undertaken an artist-in-residence program at Sturt Gallery and other high-lights including an invitational design commission from the ‘SOCOG’ committee for the ‘Olympic Games Medals Sydney 2000 Competition’. Vanessa has given various presentations on her work practice, and conducted master classes and taught in private galleries; community colleges and residency workshops. Her work can be found in private collections and has been published in various media and book publications. Her work has been represented in galleries throughout Australia in group shows and a solo exhibition at Studio 20/17. In tandem with her jewellery practice, Vanessa has spent more than 20+ years in the publishing industry as an Art Director on lifestyle magazines in food, design, the arts and more.

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

— Blake, Satisfied Student


Bezel Setting Workshop | Gem Setting One

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

course dates

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