I will try to explain how I make small round bezels. If it helps
anyone great! I am just a hobbyist and do very little jewelry work.
I like the bezels to fit tight but it is hard to fit a bezel to a
loose stone that moves around.
I glue the stone to a small dowel with super glue. Say the dowel is
1/8 inch by six inches. I have a piece of ply wood say 4 by 2
inches with a 1/8 inch hole drilled though it. I put the dowel with
the stone though the plywood. Now the stone is setting flat on the
plywood base. I can wrap the bezel tight around the stone and it
sets square on the wood base so it is level and no sanding the
Now to hold this base still I glued a smaller piece of wood to the
bottom. It has the hole going through it also. Now I just grab the
bottom board with the vise and there is a steady work surface to
hold the stone while I make the bezel. I reshape the finished bezel
to the stone and flip it and shape it again. Now I have s square
tight fitting bezel.
I hope I was clear in my description and of some help. You have been
a great source of info for me. Thank You!
Grand Junction, CO.