Rose Cut Labradorite Ring
Bezel setting is a great technique to learn and is suitable for flat bottomed stones and perfect for fused glass but but this doesn’t exclude working with sparkly faceted stones. Rose cut stones have a faceted domed top and flat bottom This is a 6mm rose cut labradorite, it was a little bit fiddly due to it’s small size and it is easier to start with round stones 8mm – 14mm. (The bezel is the narrow collar of silver you can see around the stone).
I, cut a disc, drilled a hole in the center to let in the light and hammered it for texture and domed it. I measured the bezel wire (this had to be cut down as the rose cut slopes in so the bezel can be very narrow) and soldered it to the disc. I formed some square wire into a ring shape leaving out a section underneath the hole in the disc (it’s unlikely to let in much light but every little helps) – the disc was then soldered to the ring.
This is another example of bezel setting – Dichroic fused glass set into a silver pendant with copper dots. – You can see this pendant on my website – just click on the photo.
You can learn how to make bezel setting on our Stone Setting Workshop and glass fusing on our Glass Fusing – Making Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop.
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