This intensive class includes learning to create your own bezel - the area of jewelry where a stone is usually set - with bezel wire you make yourself. This class is for jewelry designers who have experience with hand tools and soldering and want to set their own stones. The instructor will provide practice stones, but students may send a photo of a stone they want to set (send at least three days before class, please). Sterling silver is provided for bezel and bezel wire.
Please note: Masks are required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated students at Studio 34. Please wear closed toe shoes. A prerequisite for this class is Introduction to Metalsmith Techniques, or similar experience with sawing, filing, and metal shaping experience. If you have any questions about qualifications, please contact Studio 34. Please bring a pair of safety glasses or purchase from the instructor ($5).
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class will take place indoors at Studio 34 Creative Arts Learning Center, located at 34 Elton St, Rochester, NY 14607. The studio is located on the second floor of the largest of the three brick buildings on Elton St. Please use the entrance on the right side of the building. Additional parking is located at the corner of Atlantic and Elton.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Maya Postell is a senior metalsmith faculty member and full time metalsmith. She has been teaching classes at Studio 34 for 5 years. Maya's body of work is botanical-themed, one of a kind, handmade jewelry crafted in silver and gold. Each piece is fabricated one by one from precious metals and castings of real plants.
Studio 34 Creative Arts Center is known for their small classes.
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