Friday, March 27, 2009

Bezel Settings

This past weekend I took a 2 day class on bezel setting (Joe Silvera is an amazing metalsmith and a great teacher to learn from!) and suddenly I feel so much more mature as a jeweler! My first attempt was setting this lovely Peruvian Opal, and next a simple piece of turquoise. Now, I'm experimenting with using found objects to set along with cabochons made of recycled / refined / salvaged silver taken from my scrap collection. To give these silver cabochons more precious appeal, I've added some touches of 14k gold.. nice!

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