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Bezel set ring making for oddly-shaped stones with Sharon Z - a full day jewelry class

Jewelry Classes in the San Francisco Bay Area | Sharon Z Jewelry

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Bezel set ring making for oddly-shaped stones with Sharon Z - a full day jewelry class

  • 833 Market Street San Francisco (map)

Making bezels is one of the most versatile and satisfying skills to master as a jewelry maker. The basic construction and process though almost always starts the same way - with a special stone that you pick out, and a design that speaks to you. But what to do when your stone doesn't conform to a geometric shape? We will spend a day (6 hours) creating a bezel set ring from an oddly-shaped stone - some won't have flat bottoms, some will be found objects, some will be ragged-edged and brittle. This class is designed to present solutions to the most troubling issues of bezel setting.

Sometimes I’ll be at a show and someone will look at a piece. They will marvel at how it even gets made. I have to admit that it seems magical at times, even to me. Bezel settings were one of the most mysterious things in jewelry before I took my first class - how did they do that? In this workshop, we’ll be breaking down and demystifying how to build a bezel setting for awkwardly shaped stones and set a ring step-by-step. This workshop is open to all students, though we recommend having some comfort and experience with a jewelers torch. Not sure if you have the necessary experience? Contact Sharon in advance to find out!

  • The price of the class is $375, and the materials fee is $50. Pay in advance for the class, and bring $50 cash, check or Venmo on the day of your class.

  • The class includes all silver and a semi-precious stone for setting. Rose quartz, garnet and agate and more will be available, and students will be able to select their own from our collection.

  • 6 hour class, with a 30 minute lunch break.

  • All tools, hair ties, and safety goggles will be provided. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes to protect your feet.

  • Max of 7 students, minimum of 3

  • Cut off for class sign up is 72 hours in advance of the class.