Moxy Metals

Stone Setting Sample Ring
January 24, 2010, 5:39 am
Filed under: Winter 2010 | Tags: , , ,

This is a simple bezel setting I made for my Silversmithing students as a sample.  This session both of my classes elected to learn bezel setting, and I figured I’d better bone up because it’s been about 2 years since I’ve done a bezel setting myself.  I ended up with this simple horizontal oval hematite and sterling ring.  The hematite is about 1/4″ at it’s widest point.  The ring is slightly oversized, but it still fits.  I made the bezel plate this shape by accident – our small torch is broken at present, so I had to use the large welding torch to solder this piece together – and while I’m grateful the band and bezel didn’t melt, I’m frustrated that I melted an edge of the plate.  Still, I filed its opposing side for symmetry, and I kind of like the layout of the ring.  It’s simple, but not boring.


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