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Metals 2: Custom Bezel Stone Setting for Pendants - June 23

Metals 2: Custom Bezel Stone Setting for Pendants - June 23

Regular price $175.00 USD
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Enter the world of gemstone jewelry with this metalsmithing workshop in stone setting in our professional metalsmithing jewelry school in Louisville! Students will learn how to make custom bezels for cabochons.  At the end of class, students will have completed a sterling silver stone pendant with a custom bail.

We will cover:

  • Bezel sizing and fitting
  • Bezel soldering
  • Making bails
  • Hammer texturing and stamping
  • Cabochon setting
  • Polish and finish work

Details:

  • 8 contact hours, ages 14+ at the Silver Peak Studio Classroom located at 100.5 E. Cleveland St. Lafayette 80026
  • Sunday, June 23 from 9:00-5:00
  • # students: 3 minimum, 6 maximum
  • Materials kit fee is dependent on amount of silver used and will be weighed at $2/gram. You may also bring your own cabochon and we will have ones for sale. Materials fee will be due by the end of class via cash, check, or Venmo.
  • Each student will work at their own dedicated jeweler's bench. 
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Metalsmithing, Level 1 Metalsmithing, Metals 1, or equivalent 

By registering for this workshop, you agree to our cancellation policy, dress code, and studio rules.

About the instructor, Jen Lesea-Ames:

Jen Lesea-Ames headshotA former exercise physiologist and triathlete, Jen retired from her fitness career after receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia and decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014. 

Wanting more of a challenge after stringing beads for three years, she studied metalsmithing at the Denver School of Metal Arts (now called Denver Jewelry Studio) from 2012-2016. She decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014 and opened Silver Peak Studio in July 2020.

She is the owner, designer, and metalsmith of Jen Lesea Designs, (2009-present); her jewelry is sold in over 50 stores, including Fallingwater Museum Store, the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop, and the national catalog Uncommon Goods. Her experience and work has landed her local and national press. Jen is an Applied Jewelry Professional from the Gemological Institute of America GIA.

Her fun and friendly nature is apparent in everything she does, whether its teaching metalsmithing, talking to art show patrons, or motivating people to try something new, like stand up paddleboarding!  

As the owner of Silver Peak Studio, it is her intention to provide a safe, clean, professional and fun environment where students can grow in metalsmithing and enjoy the journey.

A few of Jen's favorite things is recreating outdoors, traveling, and hanging with her fur babies (kitties), Addie and Stevie.


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