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The Rustic Bezel
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The Rustic Bezel Sunday, August 6, 9:00 AM  
Diane Cook $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

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Student Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category:

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There is nothing I love more than the art of perfect imperfection. I explore it. I embrace it. I have ultimately come to adore it. Soldering is a perfect science. Where metal meets metal in a most beautiful way. Beginning with perfectly clean metal is the key. The second, working with the right amount of heat and solder to make the two come together, yes - perfectly. I will show you how I design my perfectly imperfect, or rustic, bezels, using wire, metal, flux & solder, and finally, metal stamps and texture hammers.

Join me in The Rustic Bezel. Let's make beautiful rustic bezels together. You'll love my tips and tricks to make your rustic bezel piece, perfectly imperfect too.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $20.00 includes:
  • Instructions & Optional Patterns
  • Fine Silver Bezel Wire
  • Solder & Flux
  • Soldering Stations and set-up
  • T-pins
  • Pickle Pots
  • Sand Papers & Polishing Pads
  • Texture Hammers & Brass Mallets
  • Metal Design Stamps
  • Dremel Tool & Safety Glasses
  • Patina Solutions

Student should bring:

  • Option One:
  • Sterling Silver Sheet, 22gauge, 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" (cab size approx. 40mmx15mm)
  • Sterling Silver Square Wire, Dead Soft, 10 gauge, 6-8"
  • OR
  • Option Two:
  • Sterling Silver Sheet, 22gauge, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" (cab size approx. 22mmx15mm)
  • Sterling Silver Square Wire, Dead Soft, 12 gauge, 6-8"
  • Cab, flat backed, gemstone of your choice (See size options above. Any size in-between those listed will work great in class. I will also have some perfect ones for sale in the classroom).
  • Jump Rings, 2-4, 18-20gauge, soldered preferred
  • Jewelers Saw & Saw Blades (I like to use a #4/0 or #3/0, #2/0, but use whatever you like)
  • V-Slot Bench Pin & Clamp (ex: Click here)
  • Metal Jewelry Files, #2 (half-round or flat)
  • Needle Files (ex: Click here)
  • Flush Cutters
  • Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round-Nose, Flat/Half-Round Pliers
  • Pliers, Double Nylon Jaw Flat nose (ex: Click here)
  • Ball Peen Hammer
  • Rawhide Mallet
  • Steel Bench Block/Rubber Bench Block or Small Towel
  • Metal Awl or Scribe
  • Black Permanent Marker, Ultra-Fine
  • Scissors, Ruler & Pencil/Pen
  • Bezel Roller (ex. Click here) and/or Bezel Pusher (ex. Click here).
  • Bezel Burnisher, Curved or Straight (ex: Click here).


  • Etched Sterling Silver Sheet, 22 gauge (note sizes in student supply list).
  • Cut Lube
  • Metal or French Shears (a saw would allow finer cuts for the base plate)
  • Choice of chain & closure (or take my class: Bangles & Chain)
  • If time permits (for you) to wire wrap gemstones (4-6mm) or other beads:
  • Sterling Silver, Half-hard or Dead Soft, 22-24 gauge (size of gemstone beads & their holes will determine gauge size. Oxidize if desired).
  • Work Light
  • Ear Plugs & Optivisors (if needed)
  • Personal Safety Glasses

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to:
call: 602-956-0189