There many ways to set stones including; bezels (hand-fabricated or pre-made), claws, flush set, tension set, channel, etc. but knowing how to set your stones in hand-fabricated bezels is an essential technique in metalsmithing. This technique is not difficult, [ … ] Read More
Category Archives: Stone Setting
Be A Learner, A Maker, A Creator……..Take a Class!!
The year has a natural rhythm, and fall is time for shorter days, cooler weather, and back-to-school. After a busy summer, we’re back in our routines. The kids are at school, learning all kinds of wonderful new things. Now [ … ] Read More
What is the Mohs Scale?
We get asked a lot about gemstones and how hard they are and which ones can be put in a tumbler, or which ones need extra care when setting. We also get asked what on earth is the Mohs [ … ] Read More
How to Choose a Cabochon Stone That is Good for Bezel Setting
Buying cabochons for jewelry projects can be fun and exciting, but if you don’t know what to look for it can be daunting, and you may end up with stones that will pose problems or that you simply can’t [ … ] Read More