It seems like my posts are all beginning the same way lately:  It’s been way too long since I posted.  Well, the same is true of today’s post, and lacking any original content whatsoever, I decided to peruse YouTube for some ideas.

I came across this video tutorial for making a bezel:

This is only part one, which covers measuring for your bezel.  You can see the subsequent videos in this tutorial on YouTube.

What I like about this video is that even though I generally use thicker bezel wire (generally 5-7mm), it gave me some techniques (such as using the sticky part of a post-it to measure my stone) which I had not known or thought of.

I have been making handmade jewelry and goldsmithing for almost 8 years now, but this is a good reminder that sometimes it’s great to go back and “re-learn” even the most basic of techniques.

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