1 I make a wrap around bezel and solder to a base Usually i make
the wrap around fit it over the stone then bend around a
suitable piece to fit tightly inside for the stone to sit on. I
worked with a En glish jeweller once and he could'nt believe that
bezel wire wasen't readily available here.
2 Yes Im getting bold now be confident quote high do a good job
and people are happy. Most of my quotes are 5% high if the job
is charged at a little less than quoted work will roll in.
Joins When I was an apprentice I was taught to rouge a join
you did not want to run. I usually heat an old needle file apply
to my rouge block and wipe onto offending areas. When thrown hot
into the pickle it is easily removed.
Amber try tin oxide mixed to a paste rub by hand with a
toothbrush do not polish on a wheel it melts to easily. Also I
hear you can polish it with a household cleaner abrasive type
like jif or toothpaste.
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