Browsing Archive: July, 2014

Making a Specialized Bezel Pusher or Foot Tool

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Monday, July 28, 2014, In : Stone Setting 

Setting stones that lie close together, or that are close to embellishments, require a specialized tool that you can easily make in your studio.

This is what we will be making: A bezel pusher or foot tool with handle.



First of all, you need a nail that is approximately 3 to 4 inches in length (8 to 10cm) and 0.175 inch (4.5mm) diameter and a wooden tool handle. I prefer round handles.



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A New Hoop Design

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Earrings 
An interesting hoop design I have trialed this week that I found in a project by Gisela Kati Andara on the Art Jewelry Magazine website. It is made from forging copper tubing and has a sterling silver earwire. It took me a little while to work out how to put them on and off but now I have it I love them. Very comfortable!!!





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Adjustable Ring

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Rings 
I have been playing with an adjustable ring design lately and also the pave tip on my hammer handpiece. This is a prototype and it just happens to fit me perfectly:)



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Engraving

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Engraving 

I have been playing with my new hammer handpiece today to see what textures the attachments make. It is a handpiece that attaches to my Foredom Flexshaft. One thing lead to another and I ended up engraving this vine pattern onto a copper bracelet blank. I am happy with the look of this and am now imagining this on an adjustable ring design I am working on at the moment. More pictures to come :)



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