Stone Setting Workshop - Besel Setting for Cabochon Stones - $490
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In this one and a half day workshop, you will learn to create a made-to-measure sterling silver ring band and besel set a cabochon stone. We work with sterling silver in the workshop or for an additional fee you can make your ring from gold. You learn to make the entire piece, including the ring band, which will fit your finger perfectly, so you will be able to wear your ring home after the workshop.
Like all Pod Jewellery workshops, we want you to make a ring that suits your style and taste, so you'll be able to choose the type/colour of cabochon gemstone, the size and the shape (round or oval) and whether you make it from silver or gold. Standard size gemstones will be included in the workshop fee (see below). If you would like a larger or smaller sized stone, please let me know in advance of the workshop and I will do my best to arrange for you.
All tools, equipment and materials (including a cabochon gemstone and sterling silver) are supplied. Choose from a huge selection cabochon gemstones including Carnelian, Banded Agate, Onyx, Lapis Lazuli, Smoky Quartz, Aventurine, Labradorite, Tiger's-Eye, Sodalite, Goldstone, Malachite, Dyed Purple Agate, Dyed Green Agate, Light Blue Topaz, Blue Lace Agate and much more.
If you would like to make your ring with an Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Garnet, Amber, Citrine, Tourmaline or Sapphire an additional fee will apply, please request a price.
You are also welcome to bring your own cabochon gemstone to set in your ring, providing it has been approved prior to the workshop.
This workshop is suitable for students with Intermediate level skills. You must have completed one of my workshops - preferably Silver Ring Making or have attended jewellery training elsewhere before signing up for this workshop. This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners, you must have some experience soldering and saw piercing.
Written instructions, a gourmet lunch on the full day and morning/afternoon tea are included in your workshop fee.
If you'd like to buy a workshop as a gift but you're not sure what date the recipient will be able to go, you can purchase a Pod Jewellery Gift Certificate. This gives the recipient the flexibility to book into a workshop at a time that suits them.
A $100 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance of $390 is payable one week before the workshop. This workshop is limited to four students.
Start time: 9:30am both days.
Duration: Day one: 3 hours, Day two: 8 hours. (12 hours tuition in total).
Workshop location: Workshops are held at the Pod Jewellery Studio in Kyneton - a one-hour drive north of Melbourne along the Calder Freeway.
Here's what past students had to say about this workshop:
"The bezel setting workshop was fantastic. A great range of stones to choose from, along with Bec’s terrific teaching methods and really useful notes, made for a very successful outcome. The workshop is fabulously equipped and the low student-teacher ratio meant lots of attention and tailored help from Bec, who is a highly skilled artisan. I learnt new skills and further developed existing ones. I highly recommend this workshop." Bec from Kyneton.
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