Does anyone here do very small oval/round bezel work in gold?
I'm trying to find out how much it'd cost to get a small opal
attached to a 14ky pendant as a favor for a friend. I don't have
access to the tools myself to do this, so any off-list estimates
(or people I might contact who do nice, unobtrusive bezel work)
would be helpful. I'd presume the round would be easier, since one
could just do a tube setting.
This reminds me of a question I always intend to ask Orchidites.
I've seen tiny (smaller than 3 point stones)round faceted colored
stones set in tall little tubes and I was wondering if I could build
little cylinders in wax on an item, cast and then use setting burs
to drill little seats. At that point would I then thin the outside
upper edges enough to bezel set these tiny stones? Annette