For example, how do you keep a dozen bezels for a dozen different stones properly "assigned" after having pickled them?
this came up when i first started settings bezel set opal, etc., cabs
into fossil ivory cuff bracelets; my immediate thought has worked for
me: i cut the cabs, make the bezels. i then mark (“assign”) the first
cab on the back with ‘1’ (i use a sharpie), before soldering i use
an old hatpin to mark the corresponding bezel with ‘1’, rout out the
niche for that bezel & cab & mark that niche with ‘1’ (again a
sharpie - it’s not going to show if you can’t get it all erased).
need i explain the next steps, people?
good luck -