Monster Size Bezel

This bezel is huge for a huge stone. It was very time consuming to make just the bezel. It’s 20G sterling so it does not move very easily and the heat to solder the piece together was WOW! Hot!

When you are working with metal of this size make sure everything is annealed often. If I tried to solder this bezel to the back plate and did not anneal it first (heating it and cooling it so it’s soft) it would move as I heated it to solder it and it can’t move. It had to be just right. You  can’t manipulate it very much after it’s soldered together so make sure it’s perfect before you make it permanent. Annealing helps things not change shape during soldering.

Chain is handmade as well. It’s a beauty. I have to take some more pics of the stone. It’s a desert drusy I purchased from Gary Wilson at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee.

Advertisements

About Wild Prairie Silver

Silver and Goldsmith for Wild Prairie Silver Jewelry Co. View all posts by Wild Prairie Silver

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: