Jewelry Making:Bezel Making & Stone Setting
etsy metal: Making a collet mount with punches and block.
Studio Tip: If your stone sits a little too low in your bezel, try using plastic gift cards (or credit cards!) as a substrate. Trace the outline of the stone on the card with a fine-tip permanent marker, then cut the card and set it in the bezel before adding the stone. The plastic is waterproof, cushions the stone, and evens out any roughness in the base. Originally appeared in: "Riveting on a Curve," by Richard Salley, September 2012 issue Art Jewelry Magazine
Ti[ Perfect Fit for Bezels ... "Joints that fit well make soldering a snap. The next time you need to solder or fuse a bezel, try using a separating disc, which has even abrasive sides, to slice through the bezel stock first ..."
Perfect Fit - Originally published in the MJSA Journal 4/11
Talkin’ Tools ~ Flat Fid Burnisher tip for bezel forming