Bezel Set Pendant

Are you ready to begin your stone setting journey?

If that’s a ‘yes!’, then you’re exactly where you need to be. 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. 

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.

In this class, you'll get to...

  • Master bezel setting with fine silver bezel wire
  • Work with a variety of different shaped stones – including those with corners
  • Understand why bezel height is so important for a professional looking finish
  • Learn how to deal with stones that aren’t the same height all the way around
  • Solder more complex pieces including adding jump rings, and soldering bezels to back plates
  • Get creative with textures – no boring bezels here!
  • Learn how to make and modify your own tools
bezel setting
How to bezel set a gemstone
How to bezel set a gemstone

Why we created this class: If you're looking to take your metalsmithing skills to the next level, then bezel setting is the perfect place to start. We cover more than just bezel setting in this online jewellery making class, including soldering, modifying your own tools and of course, finishing your work to a professional standard.

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 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!

As a Metalsmith Academy member, not only do you get access to this class and all our online jewellery making classes, you'll also have access to so much more including...

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We love to give you everything you need to get up and running in our classes, so we're always sure to provide tonnes of inspiration for you.

We want more than that though! You know what makes our hearts the happiest? When we see our students getting to grips with finding their own inspiration and developing their own unique styles. But I understand how hard it is to know where to start when it comes to getting inspired: creative block kicks in, and two hours later you’re just staring at a blank page.

I promise you though, it’s just about knowing HOW to look. Inspiration really is everywhere, and we want to show you just how easy it can be to find. So to help do just that, we put together this free e-Book just for you.

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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.

Free resources for jewellers and metalsmiths

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