Bezel wire of same or similar material
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
Step 1: Measure Bezel Wire to Stone
-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
Step 2: Solder Bezel Closed
Step 3: Solder Bezel to Back Plate
Step 4: Remove Extra Metal and Sand
I love sanding disks for this part but if you prefer hand tools, start with your coarsest file and go to your finest. Then continue with sandpaper in the same order. I usually go as far as 2/0 sandpaper before polishing.
Step 5: Set Stone
Step 6: Voila!!
I made it at Techshop!