Hello - I’m a new person here and have a question I can’t seem to
word well enough to get the right results from searching the
Background: I’ve been making beaded jewelry as a hobbyist for about
3 years and am slowly learning more serious jewelry fabricating
techniques. I’ve set three cabochons in silver bezel settings (the
last one, a turquoise oval, was my first “on my own” outside of the
classroom environment). It came out pretty well (I think!) for only
my third setting.
Critiques on this piece (as well as can be seen from my photos
anyway) are heartily welcome - I know it doesn’t look "professional"
yet - and I definitely want to improve my technique.
My question is that I’d like to set a stone that isn’t flat-backed
like the cabs I’ve worked with before (all three of them - haha) and
want to have both sides of the stone open to be seen. Wrapping it in
a “bezel” of fine silver would be my preference, to have it
coordinate with the turquoise piece noted above. But I don’t know how
to do this as the stone is freeform, I have no flat surface on the
stone to work with, and would like not to have a sheet silver back.
(am I explaining this well?) Anyway, to have both sides of the stone
open to view, how do I wrap it with a fine silver bezel strip (and
get the bezel formed down over the stone on both sides evenly)??
Thank you very much in advance for any thoughts on my turquoise
setting and how I might accomplish setting the other stone.
Arroyo Grande, CA