Gem Setting One - Bezel Setting Workshop

2 intensive sessions of 6 hours each day

Next Available: Sat, 29 Aug 10:00AM (AEST)
6 hours x 2 Days
Over 20 people have attended this class
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If you love gemstones then this stone setting workshop is for you. Learn to set a cabochon stone during this stone setting course.  Students will be making rub-over bezel set gemstone ring in sterling silver over the duration of a two-day workshop.

In the Gem Setting One - Bezel Setting Workshop you will learn how to incorporate cabochon stones into your jewellery by creating a bezel setting in tandem with a classic ring design.

Students make a ring in silver set with a semi-precious cabochon gemstone. All materials for this project are supplied as a part of the course outline. Measuring and constructing secure settings to safely house gemstones is the primary focus of this workshop alongside building upon your fabrication, soldering and polishing skills. The two-day workshop is very much process focussed with participants creating a classic ring design finished to a high standard over the two days of learning.

The Gem Setting One - Bezel Setting Workshop is suitable for students early in their jewellery making practice. To participate, at least the equivalent of our Beginner's class (7-week course) should have been completed in order to ensure sufficient prior knowledge of fabrication processes to comfortably complete this workshop. Students will fabricate a ring shank and a setting for their gemstone ring, alongside learning how to set a cabochon stone.

What students learn and make

  • Basic bezel setting
  • Students will be making a rub-over bezel setting in sterling silver. Students make a ring incorporating a semi-precious cabochon gemstone, which we will supply.

Why choose a Jewellery Making Course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

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What you will learn
  • Learn to set a cabochon stone during this 2-day or 3-day course.
  • Learn how to make a rub over bezel setting
  • Learn how to make bezel set gemstone ring
What you will get
  • Base metal sheet and wire
  • All the consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper, burrs and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.
  • Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits
  • We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.
  • Semi-precious cabochon gemstone and sterling silver wire

What to bring
  • Covered shoes
  • It is advised to bring your own lunch as there is not much time to go out to buy. lunch.
  • A notebook and pen/pencil
What to wear

All students must wear proper enclosed shoes, long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back. Our warehouse has a concrete floor and can be cold in winter (we have some heating!) and hot in summer so please dress appropriately.

Appropriate for

Perfect for those with Beginner level jewellery making experience.


SquarePeg Studios

Vendor since 2016

SquarePeg Studios is a Sydney jewellery studio and school, established in 2011, we occupy a 200sq metre warehouse space in Marrickville. 

With studio spaces for 14 practising jewellers, a well-equipped workshop and busy jewellery school seeing around 50 students each week, SquarePeg Studios is a participatory community space created by and for the contemporary jewellery network of Sydney.

At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery, we have excellent workshop facilities and a dedicated and talented team of tutors to help you learn everything you need to know to create your own jewellery designs in an inclusive and friendly environment.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

  1. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for our refund policy. If you have any questions please email us at mail@squarepegstudios.com.au. 

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Terms & Conditions

  1. The course fees must be paid in full or as a pay by instalment plan on enrolment and are non-refundable.

  2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.

  3. A course may be cancelled in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.

  4. Our courses are open to students 16 years and older, Jewellery Studio Bench access is open to students 18 years and older.

  5. It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes. No make-up classes or refunds, or credits are issued for non attendance of all or part of the course or workshop.

  6. Some of our courses require prior learning, please check the course description thoroughly before enrolling.

COVID - 19 Update to terms and conditions as at 1 May, 2020. Subject to change as per Government directives.

  • In the event a class or workshop cannot proceed due to NSW or Federal Government directives regarding social distancing, SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student enrolment to the next date on which the course or workshop is scheduled and notify the student of the change in a timely manner.

  • In the case that the new date is not suitable for the student, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid to date, which can be applied for any course or workshop. The credit note will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue. 

  • Students attending classes or workshops must adhere to latest Government guidelines and agree to follow the directions of SquarePeg Studios directors and tutors with regard to social distancing and appropriate hygiene measures whilst attending SquarePeg Studios.

  • Students must not attend SquarePeg studios if they are unwell, have been in contact with a person that has tested positive to Covid-19 or returned from overseas within the past two weeks.

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25 November 2019 • Gem Setting One - Bezel Setting Workshop

Awesome, loved it! I travelled from Adelaide so the weekend course was perfect for me. Erin was a fantastic tutor, patient, approachable, easy to follow, and a wealth of knowledge. I learnt so many new skills, and picked up some great tips and tricks too. I will definitely make the trip again. Thanks Erin and thanks SquarePeg Studios.


15 November 2019 • Gem Setting One - Bezel Setting Workshop

I loved the bezel setting class! My ring turned out great and Erin was a fantastic teacher. Thanks!


10 November 2019 • Gem Setting One - Bezel Setting Workshop

Fabulous class and great teacher (Erin) creates a beautiful rose quartz bezel set ring and learnt a lot of new skills as well as easier ways to do some other processes. Erins years of experience gave us all some valuable skills to use in future projects

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