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Setting Stones :: Bezel Setting

Los Angeles, CA , United States
4h
English

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The August Axel Jewelry Studio is a creative workshop in Venice Beach, CA. The Studio and course offerings were designed to serve a range of skills and interests from talented tinkerers to advanced artists. Our goal is to provide solid and safe bench-instruction, combined with hands-on practice, so artists may operate safely, independently and successfully. COURSES: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Soldering. Bezel Setting. Tube Setting. Flush Setting. Prong Setting. Metalsmithing. Cold-Connections. Wire Wrapping. Knotting. Private or Group Lessons. And more. INSTRUCTORS: As Owner and Senior Instructor, Christy Sears brings a wealth of knowledge to the bench. With 15+ years of jewelry soldering and metal fabrication, endless patience and a healthy sense of humor, she creates a warm and welcoming learning environment. Not only does she believe in teaching "how", but "why" and this has made all of the difference to her students. All of the August Axel Jewelry Studio instructors create the same atmosphere, so students may reach their goals.

What we'll do

PREREQUISITE :: Soldering for Beginners or practical experience with a jewelry torch. THIS IS NOT A CLASS FOR BEGINNERS. Okie Dokie? Let’s take those Beginning Soldering skills and build on them to create beautiful and professional pieces for securely capturing a flat-backed, soft gemstone. An inexpensive cabochon will be provided to you for your first attempt. You’ll learn the entire process from fabricating and joining the components, to the finishing processes with various compounds and tools. At the end of the class, you’ll have a sweet, sophisticated ring to add to your set of stackers! Materials Fee: No more than $27 collected on-site via CC or debit card Safety Requirements :: No Exceptions • Closed-toed, low-heeled or no-heeled shoes • Comfortable “play-clothes”. No flowing sleeves or too much bulk • Long hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail • Protective eyewear will be provided and must be worn If you like this technique, be sure to take a look at our other stone-setting class listings on Verlocal: Intro to Prongs, Tube Setting Faceted Stones and Flush Setting, AKA Gypsy Setting. Each presents the opportunity to learn new techniques so our artists may grow and thrive! Location: The Studio address will be provided to Students who enroll in the class See you soon?

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