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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.

Imagine the final length you would like the bezel pusher to be once the nail is in the handle, and mark with a ...
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Soldering Journey Part 3

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Soldering 

Part 3 15 August 2012

My challenge for last weekend was to jump in the deep end and solder bezel settings onto rings. I had done some practice soldering rings from copper but hadn't tried using more expensive metal so I started off my adventure using 8g half round sterling silver wire and made a number of rings for myself.

What I really wanted to do though was solder a bezel setting onto a ring. I had a few purchased bezel settings so I thought I would prefer to ruin them rat...

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My Soldering Journey Part 2

Posted by Robyn Anderson on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Soldering 

Part 2 August 2012

I chose a poppy jasper and morrisonite cabochon for this piece.

I designed on paper then made a template out of cardboard

including the jump rings, to check balance, size and appearance.

I textured the round piece of silver plate using a hammer then decided I preferred

it plain. My solution was to use this as a feature on the back of the piece instead.

The silver plate was fil...

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