This is one of those annoying things I haven’t mastered yet and
could use some input here. ONce in awhile I make thick bezels
that just frame a stone, basically inlaying the stone in the
frame with epoxy. I know enough to file notches in the bezel so
it will bend into an “L” shape then solder the notch. So I end up
with two “L’s” then position them to fit the stone perfectly.
This is where i get into trouble. I haven’t yet figured a
foolproof way to hold down the two pieces on a charcoal block so
that I end up with a perfect fit around the stone. Usually I drop
the stone in and then try not to move the pieces and hold them
with straight pins. But when removing the stone the pieces always
shift and its difficult to position the pieces perfectly again.
Any suggestions? Dave
Art Jewelry for Conscious People