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New to making custom silver bezel settings? Learn how to measure and calculate exactly how much material you need and order at the right quantity.
February 23, 2018

How to Buy Bezel Strip Wire

by Erica Stice

If you make custom cabochon settings on a regular basis, it makes sense to buy basic bezel strip by the troy ounce coil so you always have material on hand. But, if you need just a little fancy gallery bezel for a special project or you rarely set custom...

Erica Stice details a claw stone setting project that stretched her metalsmithing skillset in the jewelry studio. Read how she overcame the challenge.
October 23, 2017

Claw Pendant Setting: Highlights & Headaches

by Erica Stice

Erica Stice shares her insights on using a claw setting for a complicated stone specimen... here are her headaches and highlights that she encountered with this marvelous, fragile stone.

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