Rodi Frunze

Bezel Making Level 1 (Round Cabochons) - Live Online Class

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Gemstone setting post-firing metal clay not only preserves the original quality of your gemstones but increases the overall value of your creations. This level 1 class will provide you with the skills to create and solder a bezel setting for setting  round cabochons. Optimal jewelers quality is always the goal.


This class accommodates all beginner skill levels. 

  • 2 hours of live interactive video conferencing including guided step-by-step instructions - (internet connected device with web-cam required).
  • Step guide Document (.pdf) providing the most critical steps and considerations.

Rodi will guide you through choosing your gemstones with bezel setting in mind. With a host of tips and tricks to simplify gemstone bezel setting. Basic soldering skills are required, Soldering to metal clay class is recommended as a prerequisite.


This class accommodates all skill levels and is 1 of 2 options as step 4 of a series of 5 classes that cover every step of completing a hand-formed metal clay creation including post fired gemstone setting.

Materials required:

  • Round cabochon approx. 10 mm. (Calibrated is recommended)
  • Hard & Medium solder wire
  • Handy T Flux (Paste liquid
  • Bezel wire & sheet metal (copper or silver)
  • Sandpaper (220 grit)
  • Torch
  • Soldering surface
  • Tweezers (cross locking)
  • Flush cutter straight edge
  • Flat nose pliers (if required)
  • Triangular needle file
  • Quenching bowl of water
  • High % Alcohol (No rubbing alcohol!)

After check-out, you will receive a registration confirmation, a list of the required tools & products along with your video conferencing session link.

Required connectivity: internet connected device - Desk top / laptop / tablet or smartphone with web cam and microphone. Optional headphones with microphone (recommended for desktop / laptop). Installation of free download browser plugin or app. 

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