A number of years ago I took some basic jewelry classes and was
taught something that has never worked for me…
My instructor at that time, in order to finish setting a cabochon in
a bezel setting, would wrap the outer edge of the piece in leather to
protect it… and set it in a vice for setting. Then using a bezel
pusher and hammer would continue with the work.
This was okay if your piece had straight sides…but mine never did
and I always struggled to do this. So I purchased what is called a
peg clamp, (Rio & Stuller carry them) a hand held tool to hold ‘odd
shaped’ articles. It’s never been the answer for me as it’s never
been solid enough to really work the way I would like it to and I
find it clumsy. ?
So…if one isn’t using an engraving ball…or a GRS system, what do
you use to hold your work while setting it? ?? Looking for more
affordable options…(I am not a tool maker so that probably isn’t
Thanks for any input,