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Number of steps: 29
By using circles to form a bezel wire, this design is not only strong but also creates an intricate pattern which frames the stone.
This versatile Bezel setting uses relatively small amounts of wire and can be used to set a variety of shapes, although it lends itself best to circular and oval stones.
Included in the tutorial are two bail variations, one woven and the other a plain triple wire, which is perfect for earrings.
The finished pendant is 1 ¾” tall, including the bail and 7/8” wide.
Although this is an intermediate lesson, a confident beginner could successfully tackle this project if you use the recommended stone size and the plain 3 wire bail.
Also included in the lesson is detailed instruction on how to calculate your required wire length for different sized stones.
As with any written instruction, please read through the instructions completely before starting.
• 30” 20 gauge soft round wire
• 20” 28 gauge soft or half hard round wire if making the plain 3 wire bail or 60” for the woven bail
• 1 oval cabochon stone 24mm x 16mm (approx 5mm thick)
• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Nylon jaw pliers
• Ring clamp
• Sanding pads – 3 grits
• Marker pen
• Tape measure
• 6mm mandrel (wooden dowel, knitting needle, pen)
Scrap piece of 20 gauge wire