On day 1 of Bead Fest I took a class from Kim St. Jean on bezel making. Very good class and learned more about the use of a torch and soldering to create the bezel. We worked in silver and copper and a variety of found objects and stones. The first piece I created used a turquoise cabochon and silver which was textured and had a liver of sulfur patina applied. The second piece uses card ephemera and copper. Much to my dismay, I used one of the letter stamps upside down so the piece isn't great. I like the concept, not too pleased with my execution. More to come from Bead Fest.