Metalsmith Essentials: Setting Stones with Bezels (Download in HD)

Join artist and experienced metalsmith Lexi Erickson in 11 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to take your stone setting to the next level.
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Boost your skills with a comprehensive lesson in one of the fundamental jewelry techniques, bezel setting.  Join artist and experienced metalsmith Lexi Erickson in 11 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to take your stone setting to the next level.

Expand your jewelry-making repertoire with how-tos for setting round stones, rounded squares, stones with sharp corners, stones with oblique angles, high-domed stones, thin stones, stones with natural edges, and more—plus learn how to select the right bezel wire or flat sterling wire for each stone!

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

  • Incorporate beautiful cabochons into your designs with how-tos for an array of shapes and sizes.
  • Get a flawless fit every time with bezel-setting tips and techniques made easy.
  • Uncover expert advice on how to avoid melting fragile bezel wire.
  • Create a distinctive look with partial bezel and prong settings, handmade bezel textures, and more.
  • Discover foolproof tips to help spot mistakes before you make them—even fix them.
  • Learn how to pick a high quality cut gemstone to set into your designs.
  • And much, much more!

 

SKU: HDEP4181

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lexi Erickson

Format: High Definition Video Download

Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Bezel Choices
  • Bezel Wire Choices
  • What to Look for in Stones
  • Make a Basic Rounded Square Bezel Setting
  • Tools to Use
  • Make a Round Bezel
  • Make a Bezel with Square or Sharp Angles
  • How to Fix Mistakes
  • Make a Partial Bezel and Prong Setting
  • We've Learned a Lot!
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About the Author
LEXI ERICKSON is a Contributing Editor to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine and has been designing and making jewelry for the past 25 years. Educated as an archaeologist, she took her first jewelry class so she could understand the Bronze Age and fell in love with the creative process of jewelry. Lexi has taught high school to university-level jewelry making, archaeology, and geology. She participates in f ne craft festivals in the southwestern United States, and her work can be found in southwestern fine craft galleries. Feel free to contact her through her website, www.LexiEricksonDesigns.com.

SKU: HDEP4181

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lexi Erickson

Format: High Definition Video Download

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