Stone Setting: Bezels 2-Cabochons With Angles - Earrings

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Stone Setting: Bezels 2-Cabochons with Angles - Earrings

Learn how to set those irregularly shaped cabochon stones.

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 12/10/2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  2. Sun, 12/17/2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sun, 12/10/2023 - Sun, 12/17/2023


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Class, Has Prerequisite

BARN Jewelry Studio

Jewelry Making, Jewelry Torch, Lapidary


Fitting a bezel for a pear, rectangular, or otherwise angular shape can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. With the provided stones and metal, you can learn how to form angular bezel settings for a pair of earrings. You will have a stone to practice with before you fabricate the earrings. Once your earrings are built and cleaned up, we'll modify the settings so they fit your stones before you set them.   

This is a skills-building class, so the focus will be on learning and understanding how to make settings so you can include them in your future work, but you will have the opportunity to make a pair of earrings of your own design.


  • The demo video used in class will be available to you for three months after class.
  • You can bring food/snacks for the 15- to 30-minute break. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.


  • A $35 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers the silver, copper, and stones needed for class.
  • Some extra materials may be available for purchase (bring check or cash - the studio can't make change).
  • If you have some stones you want to consider using in addition to the class-provided stones, please bring them.
  • Bring a mask and an apron
  • You can bring accent stones, cabochon stones you want to discuss how to set, extra bezel or other metals, loupes or magnifiers, digital calipers, vices, flex shaft hammer hand-pieces, or any other setting tools you may have and want to use. This is not required.


Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Jody Lyle

Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with more than 25 years' experience designing and making jewelry. She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education through classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time. She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you. Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé. She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, and semi-precious and precious stones to create pieces to be worn and enjoyed. See her work and on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

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