Zac Tedrow (aka Left-Hand Metalworks) | Better Your Bezels: castellated and carved | Saturday, January 28, 2023 | 9:00 am until 4:30 pm


Bezel setting is a popular way to capture a stone or object as a centerpiece in jewelry.

In this class, students will use sawing, filing and carving techniques to create unique and eye catching castellated bezels.

Just as the name suggests, these regularly spaced notches emulate the decorative parapets on top of a castle!

After creating their detailed bezel settings, students will attach them to a split shank ring design and set a stone of their choosing.

Come and learn how to elevate your bezels to make jewelry fit for royalty!

Photos depict examples of Zac’s creations and will be inspiration for your own unique creations in class.

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Instructor: Zac Tedrow

Class: Better Your Bezels: castellated and carved

Date of Class: Saturday, January 28, 2023

Time: 9:00 am until 4:30 pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Class Fee: $195

Kit Fee: $75*

*Kit fee may vary a bit due to fluctuating prices of precious metals.

Kit includes the following

8 gauge half round sterling silver wire, 5”

20 gauge sterling silver sheet, 3” x 3/8’’

20 gauge sterling silver sheet, 1” x 1”

Instructor will have the following for use in class

soldering stations



flex shafts

hammer handpick

belt sander

ring bender

digital calipers (one for the class – bring yours to move along quicker)

table protection


patina – LOS

Baking Soda for neutralizer

Dawn, paper towels, dishpans for water

Student Supply List
***Ring sized cabochon, no larger than roughly 16mm x 16mm (I will also have some available for purchase)***

silver solder (EZ, Med and Hard)

Jewelers saw and blades (2/0, 2 and 3 or greater)

Ring clamp

Digital calipers

wax for saw blades

Files – large flat

Needle files – flat and half-round, square, triangle, round, etc.

rawhide or nylon mallet

Steel bench Block

Bench Pin and 3” or 4” C-Clamp to secure bench pin (tables vary in thickness)

Pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, half-round/flat forming pliers

Nylon pliers

Sandpaper – (suggested 220, 400, 600 and 1000)

Your choice of flexshaft bits for finishing work (bristle discs, sandpaper bits, silicon bits, etc)

Bezel-setting tool(s) of your choice (rocker, burnisher, pusher, etc.


Small jars/plastic bags for scraps

Chasing hammer

flush cutters

eye protection

Optional Supply List

Extra plain or patterned wire for embellishments

Small bench vise

Jewelry stamps

Parallel pliers

Bench vise

Work light w/extension cord

Safety glasses/Magnifiers (Optivisor)

Ring mandrel (we’ll have one for use in class – bring your own so you don’t have to wait to use it)

Additional Class Comments:

Because this is not a dedicated jewelry/metals studio, we ask you to bring an assortment of tools. Some people will be willing to share, but don’t rely on that if there are certain tools you usually work with.

Instructor Email Address:

Instructor Website: @lefthandmetalworks on Instagram and Facebook



**** PRE-ORDER YOUR CLASS SUPPLIES TODAY! Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you. SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding! Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes! **********************************************************************************************************************