Metalsmith Essentials: Setting Stones with Bezels

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: 11BD32

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lexi Erickson

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596687288

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: 11BD32

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lexi Erickson

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596687288

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Customer Reviews

Very good information! Review by Gretchen
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I watched this on DVD the other day and was really taken by how charming and friendly Lexi Erickson is, and how enjoyable it was to watch her, just as if we were chatting in her studio. I've seen many DVDs that have good information but where the instructor is a little too dull or a little too animated. Lexi presented her lessons and anecdotes in such a way that I found her calming to listen to. I have since ordered three more of her downloads and can't wait to view them! She is lovely in person, too. . .I encountered her on a social media site and she was extremely friendly and gracious.

(Posted on 9/4/2014)

(Posted on 9/4/2014)

Setting Stones with Bezels Review by Sheila Smith

I would rate this dvd a 12 star .... This lady Lexi Erikson has a gift of teaching and I have purchased almost all the dvd that your copany offers and by far she is the best ... none and I mean none of the other dvd's can compare to her teaching abilities ,,, her techniques and her information. I have learned more in this 144 minute dvd then all the classes I have taken put together... I hope I get an opportunity to meet this lady one day and take a classroom class with her. And my hat is off to you for for offering a quality product ...

(Posted on 3/8/2012)

(Posted on 3/8/2012)