Expert Bezel Forming Settings for a Variety of Cabochon and Faceted Gem Shapes with Stakes and Mandrels

Join master metalsmith and toolmaker Bill Fretz in 7 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to create a precise bezel setting using simple miniature mandrels and stakes with a planishing hammer. Boost your jewelry-making skills with how-tos for setting different stone shapes including round, oval, modified rectangles, and freeform. Get an inside look at expert techniques for incorporating faceted gemstones, cabochons, carved stones, or sentimental pieces including pottery shards, beach pebbles, or a piece of glass into your jewelry designs. Order your copy today to: Explore various ways to form bezels and which tools to use for optimal success. Create unique designs with how-tos for setting complex freeform stones with emotional attachment. Incorporate stones into all your pieces with expert setting instructions for flawless-fitting bezels. Add sparkle to your designs by forming settings for those fabulous faceted stones. Enhance your metalsmithing skills with advice on planishing, soldering, polishing, and more. Master this basic but elegant setting technique to add the entire palette of luscious gemstone colors to your jewelry designs. And much, much more! Watching this dynamic jewelry making video is like taking jewelry classes at your own home, on your own time. Bill shows you how to create beautiful bezel settings with techniques you will use again and again!