Sanding an odd shaped bezel

Was: New to bezel setting

Hi Gang and Happy New Year

I often make bezels for odd shaped stones and sometimes the bezel
top is uncomfortable to hold or is too large for my fingers to keep
it flat. I have been experimenting with a bunch of ways to still
accomplish a flat bottom. The following help when it is difficult to
hold a bezel down evenly due to size or shape.

Try any of these to see which one works best:

  • use an eraser to hold the item down flat

  • use a piece of potato same as with the eraser

  • use an old jar lid filled with sticky-tac or like (the blue
    plasticine like stuff for attaching posters to the wall without
    ruining the paint) and press the bezel into the sticky-tac.

Hope these help others as they have helped me. I feel this is going
to be a great year!

Karen Bahr - Karen’s Artworx
Calgary, Alberta, Canada