Bezel setting online class

Not only will you have access to Bezel Setting for Rose Cuts and Cabochons, but you’ll also be able to learn from hundreds of videos we have available over at the Metalsmith Academy

If you're ready to begin your stone setting journey, you're in the right place

Bezel setting is the perfect place to start your stone setting journey. Being one of the oldest setting styles, bezel setting is relatively (and thankfully) straightforward as long as you follow a few simple rules. We’ll show you the basics, but rest assured, we’ll also be sharing tips and tricks along to way to ensure your setting skills are top notch every time! In this class, we’ll guide you step by step through the ancient technique of bezel setting using fine silver bezel wire for cabochon and rose cut gemstones with and without corners. We’ll be troubleshooting as we go along, while also be delving a little deeper into soldering and texturing techniques.
bezel setting with bezel rocker and bezel wire

Skills you’ll need for this class: Experience with soldering, and basic jewellery making skills such as piercing and forming are needed to take this class. If you don’t have those skills yet, we recommend taking a look at our Saw Pierced Pendant, Chunky Chain and Delicate Flower Ring classes, where we’ll cover all the skills you’ll need, before trying out this one.

So if you haven’t already done so, I’d strongly recommend heading over to the Class Library to check those out first – and yes – this is available right away when you join the Metalsmith Academy

What's covered in this class

  • Creating well fitting bezel settings setting with fine silver bezel wire for different stone shapes
  • Setting standard and complex shaped stones to a professional standard
  • Full explanations as to why bezel height is so important for a fine looking finish
  • Soldering more complex pieces including adding jump rings, and soldering bezels to back plates
  • Getting creative with textures – no boring bezels here!  There’s also a secret reason we’re obsessed with bur textures!
  • How to make and modify your own setting tools
bezel setting


$ 47 Monthly
  • Access to all online classes
  • Community forums
  • Win prizes and stay motivated with our Creative Kickstarter challenges
  • Support and help from Lucy and Vennice Personally


$ 470 Anually
  • Access to all online classes
  • Community forums
  • Win prizes and stay motivated with our Creative Kickstarter challenges
  • Support and help from Lucy and Vennice Personally
Best Value

When it comes to online jewellery making classes, we know you need the details

Crystal Clear Videography

bezel setting with a bezel rocker

With exceptionally close up videography to show you nitty gritty stuff, full screen shots to help you understand scale and how we’re using the tools, and our obsessive commitment to never meandering off camera. We’ve got you covered.

Detailed Explanations

Expert jewellery instructors from the Metalsmith Academy

As with any jewellery, it’s important to understand the small details. In order to truly “get it” though, we have to understand not only the how, but also the why.  We’re also pretty keen on sharing what not to do too – it does come in pretty damn handy!

Full Colour handouts

Prong setting instruction handout

As well as creating hours of waffle-free videos, we’ve also put together a detailed handout with over 50 pages of glorious full-colour photos – so you can get the practice you need even when not online. Sorry to break it to you, but this one is going to really need it!

How to bezel set a gemstone
How to bezel set a gemstone

Why we created this class: Because we want you to learn bezel setting the right way – it’s the first jump into your stone setting journey, so our aim is to ensure you understand every single step.

Of course, we cover more than just bezel setting in this online jewellery making class, including soldering, modifying your own tools and, finishing your work to a professional standard, just to make sure you have everything you need to get this nailed!

There's always method to our madness

Bezel Set Pendant
Flush Set
Bezel Set Pendant

Practice makes perfect, and that’s why we went to town in our videos creating an array of bezels with and without textured borders for you to try out – after all who wants to make the exact same pendant over and over again? But don’t be afraid to try new things and think outside the class box. You can even incorporate skills learnt in other classes here such as adding a flush set border, incorporating the setting into a saw pierced pendant or combining it with octopus settings – the possibilities are endless!

And here’s a little secret:  We’re not making textured bezels just for the fun of it (well we kind of are) – but you are going to need those bur control skills that we teach you here for future classes!

What do we get as a member of the
Metalsmith Academy?

We are listening to what you're struggling with and making videos and handouts to help you with exactly that - our stalking skills are on point!
A firm favorite with our current members, you'll never have to worry about where to start or what's next again. Everything is laid out in a logical step-by-step process.
Every couple of months we'll be releasing a brand new challenge! But what's a challenge without some ass-kicking prizes? (Seriously, think GRS MicroBlock and you're in the right ballpark).
If you're feeling a little lost for inspiration, have no fear, we have templates galore for you to use however you like - zero credit required!
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If you're feeling down on the motivation front, don't worry! Our supportive community forums, with members from all over the world, are here to help.
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Every morning Lucy and Vennice are over in the forums helping solve your dramas, and have a good gossip over coffee.

Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

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Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

Jewellery making tools

A note on tools

The list can go on and on for tool requirements depending on your budget, and we will include a variety of possibilities in our downloadable handouts and during the tutorials. However, we want to make our projects available to everyone irrespective of budget so for the most part we will try not to get too flashy with the essential tools.  Please note that in our course materials we give you lots of options in terms of tools, so we strongly recommend watching the course videos before going out on any crazy shopping sprees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions.  It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality.  We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.

The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.

Absolutely you can!  It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.

If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our membership.  Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.

This class is a little more advanced, we recommend starting out with the saw pierced pendant class as a first step into metalsmithing.

Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.

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