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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Lesson 09: The Bezel

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[one_half_last]Love cabochon stones? This lesson is for you.

This lesson is sub-titled "A thousand ways to design an Ornamental Bezel for a Cabochon". It is the first lesson of the series to use a the Cabochon and the Bezel, both jewelry components, as inspirational sources, so you are in for a treat!

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In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to dress up a simple stone to create glorious jewelry
  • The "Anatomy" of a bezel setting
  • How to use your own skills to develop unusual bezels
  • The incredible variety of options that are available to you once you understand bezels


What people said about this lesson:

I really can't say enough about this particular lesson. It's really important that you get the lesson on ribbons before getting this one in case you haven't done that already. It's an integral part of the design process. I have had some ideas rolling around in my mind about some different ways to bezel and embellish cabs. This lesson brought me so focused in on my ideas that I developed 2 of my bezel ideas within my first day of working this lesson. Posted via JewelryLessons.com

Tools and Materials:

Blank Journal or lots of loose sketching paper Sharpie pen or Pencil Lesson 6: The Ribbon

More Info:

Pages: 23

Steps: 16

Requirements: You must be comfortable drawing, sketching or doodling.

For best results, you must be comfortable with one or more jewelry making techniques which allow "shape forming", for example silversmithing, metal clay, wire-wrapping, sculptural seedbeading, glass, etc.


[infopane color="7" icon="0032.png"]"I consider this to be one of my most important lessons! It removes all the mystique surrounding how to design a bezel for a stone. You'll find out that you can use YOUR OWN skills to design incredibly ornate bezels." -Eni Oken[/infopane]





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