This lesson will show you how to fabricate your own custom setting for any shape cabachon.

Items Needed:
Sheet metal
Bezel wire of same or similar material
Jewelers saw
Flat and half round needle nose pliers
Nippers (ask anyone, that's an acceptable term)
Files, needle fils or larger hand files - it all depends on the size of the piece you are making
Sanding sticks
Bezel roller

Step 1: Measure Bezel Wire to Stone

There is probably some wonderful math equation that will give you the exact length you need for every stone you want to set.  But for me, I simply:
-wrap the wire around the stone
-cut where it looks right
-shape the bezel to hold at the right position for the stone
-make adjustments as neccessary
<p>Have set a few stones this way. By far the best method I use. A good Instructable.</p>
<p>Hello</p><p>You know where I can go with a stone to make a bezel setting like this one. I mean I cant find one. And I'm not that good to do it myself. Thanks!!!</p>
<p>That pendant has a beaded edge. You can make that the same way as you do in this instructable, just don't cut away the material away from where the bezel meets the base. There are beaded wire you can buy &amp; solder around the edge. I get mine from Rio Grande. If you still doubt your skills you could always commission one from someone on ETSY.com.</p>
A clear and well-illustrated Instructable. I have one additional suggestion: <br> <br>Before you lay the stone into the metal bezel for the first time, lay a piece of dental tape (not dental floss) across the bottom of the metal plate so the ends extend onto the work surface on both sides.. Lay the stone on top to see if it fits right. If you then need to remove the stone for a final adjustment, it's easy to do by lifting the dental tape.
THIS IS GREAT! thanks!
another method to set the bezel would be using a pusher and a burnisher. Those two tools always made me feel like I was making the tightest fit I could.

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