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Setting a Cabochon with a Bezel Roller and Burnisher

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®
690D

These tools and techniques will produce a uniform, secure mount for your stone.

STEP 1
Place your cabochon into the bezel. While bracing the stone and bezel with your non-dominant hand, place the bezel roller against the top edge of the bezel. Roll (or rock) the bezel roller along the edge of the bezel.
STEP 2
Place the bezel roller on the opposite side of the bezel just pressed. Roll the bezel roller along the edge as in Step 1. Repeat Step 1 all the way around the bezel.
STEP 3
Once the cabochon is captured in the bezel, you can press along the edge with a burnisher. This will ensure the edge is compressed completely and uniformly.
STEP 4
Once the bezel is closed uniformly, you can rub the belly of the burnisher along the side of the bezel to bring to a high shine.

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