Abstract Layering with Bezel Cups
Soldering – Riveting – Bezel setting – Hole punching
Heat Patina -Fusing (optional)
Desert Jewel Studio, 26839 N 44th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. You will receive directions upon registering for class.
This class is not on the schedule at this time. If you are interested in taking it, e-mail email@example.com with your interest and availability.
How do I sign up?
Class will be $65/person. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jen at (480)635-2402 to register any time from noon to 10pm.
What will I need to bring to class
This project is open to your creative whims. As described above, you will need objects to layer that you can punch a 1/8″ hole in. They need to be flat under where the bezel cup creates the join, but they can vary quite a bit. You also need a cabochon stone with a matching bezel cup that is smaller than a quarter yet larger than 10mm. I will bring various sheet, scraps and wire for fusing, as well as 14 x 10mm oval onyx cabs and cups and 13 x18mm stones and cups if you need to purchase materials. I will also have the 1/8″ OD seamless tubing that we will be using. Oh – and don’t forget bails, ear wires, and/or jump rings. I’ll have some of these available if you need them.
- Jeweler’s saw, 3/0 blades to cut your tube
- Bench pin with clamp, silicone lubricant (if desired to craft your layers)
- Chain nose pliers (optional for assembly)
- Flat nose pliers (optional for assembly)
- Wrap n’ tap pliers (Beadsmith #PL46) (optional for forming layers)
- Bail making pliers (Beadsmith #PL42) (optional for forming layers)
- Stepped pliers (Beadsmith #PL48) (optional for forming layers)
- Steel block/ silencing pad (optional for forming layers)
- Texturing hammer(s) (optional for forming layers)
- Forming hammer (optional for forming layers)
- File(s) – preferably a #4 cut half-round
- Needle files (optional if desired for refining your layers)
- Sharpie marker (ultra fine tip)
- 3M sanding sponges/ slurry coated polishing cloths (for cleaning your cup)
- Small flat piece of 180 or 220 grit emery paper
- bezel pusher (seasoned)
- bezel rocker (optional)
- burnishing tool
- dental floss
- rubber jaw vise (if you have one)
- Magnifying glasses– most people don’t think they need them until they are faced with seeing the detail of jewelry close-up.
- Covered water or other refreshing beverage
- Snacks are always welcome as well. 🙂
The following tools will be supplied in class for your use:
- Basic soldering set-up
- medium silver solder
- liver of sulfur, dish, spoon, wire hook
- Nikolas lacquer
- Large hole hand punch
- Disc cutter
- 1/8″ drill bit, center punch, wood block
- transfer punch set
- Tube cutting jig
The majority of the above items are available locally at C&D Silver, SJ Jewelry Supply, Lonnie’s Jewelry Supply or other on-line jewelry supply sources. If you have any difficulty or questions about obtaining any of these items, please contact Jen to inquire about your options.