1.07 - Techniques in Argentium®, Vol 7: Bezels in Argentium® - Braided Oval Bezel Ring

1.07 - Techniques in Argentium®, Vol 7: Bezels in Argentium® - Braided Oval Bezel Ring
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Run Time: 47 minutes

Size: 542.0 MB
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1.07 - Techniques in Argentium®, Vol 7: Bezels in Argentium® - Braided Oval Bezel Ring

Add a bezel to showcase a beautiful stone to enhance your jewelry designs.

A bezel is a form of stone setting dating back thousands of years and is still a popular technique currently used by jewelers throughout the world.  In this video Ronda demonstrates how to make a custom bezel setting specifically to fit the shape of your stone or cabochon. 

The project for this video is an Argentium oval bezel ring with a braid and will cover how to:

  • plan your design and materials needed to make your project
  • figuring the length of your ring blank
  • hall mark your piece
  • determine the height of the bezel
  • cut and shape a bezel customized to your cabochon shape
  • fuse the bezel to a base sheet
  • make your own twisted wire to achieve a braided look
  • make twisted wire ring band
  • use Ronda Coryell’s Masking Mud to protect your braided band while soldering to cabochon base*
  • position and solder ring band to bezel top   
  • add optional patina
  • set your stone using Ronda’s custom stone setting tool*
  • polish and finish your piece

 

Note:  this video uses advanced techniques and assumes you have a basic knowledge of Argentium Techniques.  For more basic instruction, please see video ‘Techniques in Argentium Vol 1’

*Ronda Coryell’s Masking Mud and hand-made stone setting tools are available at www.rondacoryell.com ‘Store’