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
Prerequisite: Metals 101/Intro to Metals, Metals 1, or equivalent
Class is 8 hours with a 30 minute break for lunch. We have a mini fridge and microwave, a separate break room and a deck with a mountain view where you can eat and relax on your break. We also have Nespresso coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase.
Tools and Materials
Tools needed: You will need to bring your own KN95 or N95 mask to use while polishing. If you do not have one, we have them for sale for $5 (limit 1 per person).
Materials Fee will depend on the stones selected and the amount of silver used. A selection of stones will be available for purchase at the beginning of class. Silver will be charged at $2/gram. Cash or check accepted.
Last day to cancel for a full refund is August 8, 2022. We will email you 5 days before class with all the details that you need for the start of class.
About the instructor, Emily Ehr:
Emily Ehr graduated from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado with a BFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry design and Communication Design.
She has worked with metals for over 33 years, and has taken workshops around the country from notable metalsmithing artists that include Andy Cooperman, Ira Sherman, Elliot Pujol, Deb Stoner, Jerry Scavezze, David Norrie, Kirk McNeill, Hoss Haley, Richard Sweetman and Craig Wright among many others.
A few of Emily's favorite things are Mezcal, Aussies, her bikes and cowboy boots.