Rodi Frunze

Bezel Making Level 2 (Teardrop 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 2 class will provide you with the intermediate skills to create the angles for setting teardrop cabochons for your projects. Optimal jewelers quality is always the goal.

Bezel Making Level 1 is strongly recommended as prerequisite for the 1 hour class. 

  • 2 hours (or 1 hour for level 1 addon) 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 accommodate the angular aspect of a teardrop setting. 

This class accommodates all skill levels and is 1 of 2 options for 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:

  • Calibrated Teardrop cabochon approx. 10 - 15 mm.
  • 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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