Hello, I am a student and have just started to learn bead setting, which is something I’ve wanted to learn for a long time, but I’m confused about how to achieve certain looks and styles with engravers.
I’m curious as to what engravers ( specifically sizes and shapes) people like to use to make those beautiful star bead settings that I see on the GRS training
instagram posts and on some other Instagram posts I’ve seen.
I’m not ready to buy a machine as I’m just starting out, and they are very costly, AND do I really need a machine for these kinds of settings or can I do it by hand?
So, in short what sizes and shapes of engravers do people use to cut those star shapes and make the beads?
And is there a benefit to using the machine rather than doing it by hand?
Thank you so much for your help!
(I wanted to add a photo of the settings I like but I don’t know how )