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Intermediate Bezel Setting for Jewelry Making

with Bonnie Heras

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About The Class

form a basic and beautiful ring.

Setting stones and bezeling can take your rings from simple to spectacular. Bonnie Heras guides you, step-by-step, through the ring making process in Intermediate Bezel Setting for Jewelry Making.

Bonnie spent years studying metal arts and jewelry design and in this intermediate-level class she’ll show you how to make a basic silver ring. You’ll learn:

  • Basic ring forming
  • Sawing, filing, and soldering techniques
  • How to create a bezel setting
  • Adding the final touches with patina and polish

There are many steps to forming a basic and beautiful ring, let expert instructor Bonnie Heras guide you through the process.

Check the bonus materials below for a complete product list of the tools and supplies you need to finish this project.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Sizing & Shaping Your Ring

  2. 02

    Creating the Bezel Platform

  3. 03

    Making the Bezel

  4. 04

    Soldering the Bezel

  5. 05

    Finishing the Ring with Patina & Polish

  6. 06

    Setting the Stone


Meet Your Expert

Bonnie Heras

Bonnie brings over 14 years of dedicated study to the design and fabrication of her fine jewelry and sculpture as well as nine years as an instructor. With an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, her extensive work in ferrous ... read more

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Bonus Material

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  • pdf Bonnie Heras - Determining Ring Blank Lengths.pdf
  • pdf Bonnie Heras - Ring with Bezel Pattern.pdf
  • pdf Bonnie Heras - Intermediate Bezel Setting Supply List.pdf

50% of students recommend this class.
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  • user-305b18

    May 2016

    The content was good but could not see some of the techniques. Maybe use of the overhead camera positioned over the work space would have helped. Overall a good class.

  • Martha Van Trees

    Martha Van Trees

    March 2018

    This class was ok and the most positive thing about it was the actual design of the ring, leading students to riff off the original design to create a design of their own. The supply list is not complete as it does not list sanding papers and grit sizes or sanding sticks. I realize there are a lot of techniques covered in other videos but it would have been helpful to have her give a short synopsis of said techniques for those who haven't seen the other videos (for example, polishing). I felt, especially at the end, that she wasn't really concerned about whether the student was exposed to those missing techniques; instead, she shrugged off the fact that there was no time left...go buy the other videos and watch them. There was also a burnishing tool that she referenced quickly and it would have been helpful to have more information about that tool.

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