I made this video to show you how to bezel and channel set gemstones in a ring. This video goes over all the steps you will need to get the stone setting job done right.
There are a few tools you may need to get in order to start this project. I’ll also help you understand what specific tools can increase your productivity.
I would suggest taking a few notes while you are watching the video.
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Prevent fire scale from forming on your jewelry after you solder.
One of the best ways to prevent fire scale is to mix a fire coating that you will dip your jewelry into before soldering. It is made up of boric acid and isopropyl alcohol. In the past people would use denatured alcohol.
Please be advised denatured alcohol can be dangerous. When it is burned, breathing in the toxic fumes is very hard for your body to process. Over time the toxins can build up in your system and cause serious health issues.
This is why I use 91 proof isopropyl alcohol. It burns clean and is much less dangerous. That’s my little health tip.
Here are my recipes for the fire coating mix.
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