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Registration Deadline: November 3, 2021
Ideally, students will have taken one of our basic silversmithing courses, or have other experience working with stones and metal.
Stones with rounded domes are referred to as cabochons. The most typical setting for cabochons is a bezel setting. A bezel is a strip of wire that is soldered to a backing and wraps tightly around the stone. Beginning silversmiths set calibrated cabochons using calibrated, pre-formed settings.
In this course, we’ll examine at the options for setting stones of non-standard shapes and sizes. By the end of this class you should be able to create a basic bezel setting for any stone.
Debi Orton has been working in our silversmithing workshops for many years as an assistant instructor. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen. Debi actively makes and sells beautiful silver jewelry, in addition to pursuing her passion for the arts.