The solution for me was to use 4 prong pre-notch cab settings, like Tripps, they are more forgiving.Cabs can be a little too big, or a little too small and you can still set it easily.
I’m not sure what Tripps are, but would any of the pre-notched
settings intended for faceted stones work OK for this? Like the
Snap Sets that Rio Grande and some other suppliers sell?
Also, what about the stud earrings I’ve seen with the flat round
pads, which I assume are intended to epoxy on a cab. I’m not a big
fan of glued-in (or on) jewelry, but I’ve seen them for sale and
probably have owned a few in the past. Can’t say I’ve ever seen one
pop off. Possibly I could use the cabs I can’t get into the bezel
cups this way? If so, what kind of epoxy would I use, and would it
make a difference whether I was gluing on a stone or a piece of
I don’t have a flex shaft and I don’t know how to cut notches. I’m
sure I’ll eventually learn, but right now that kind of works against
the quick-and-easy thing I’m going for in order to get some simple
stud earrings onto the shelf.