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How To Bezel Set A Cabochon Gemstone

How do you bezel set a cabochon stone in a ring? Stone setting seems to be an elusive skill to many jewelers, new and old. There are many ways to set a stone. They include prong setting, bezel setting, bead setting, flush setting and combinations of both. If I had to pick just one important …

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Mixed Jasper gemstones

Save yourself some time and your sweet money!

Save yourself some time and your sweet money! Here are a few essential things to have while you are setting up your silversmithing or goldsmithing shop. Knowing what tools to buy can save you big money and frustration from buying the wrong stuff. Take it from me, I had to find out the hard way …

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How to bezel set like a pro

How to bezel set gemstones like a pro!

Welcome! Learn the basic steps of setting a gemstone in a bezel mounting. This video takes you step by step and does a little trouble shooting along the way. Learn what tools you need to set gemstones as well as how to use them. If you have ever struggled to set stones or just wanted …

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North House Folk Schools – Free PDF – Agate Cutting Class – On The Rocks!

I spent the last week up north in Grand Marais, Minnesota teaching two stone cutting classes back to back at the North House Folk School. What a great couple of groups! I have offered this class a few times and it continues to develop and get better and better. The classes both cut jaspers, agates …

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