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®

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

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.
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.
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.
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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