Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bezel Setting Pointer

When bezel setting a cab that has rather sharp corners, have you ever had problems pushing the metal down at the corners? -- It’s a common problem often causing a wrinkle in your bezel - and a grimace on your face. In order for a bezel to capture the stone, the top edge of the bezel must be compressed and become shorter to lay down onto the stone. With a round or oval stone this naturally happens as you push and burnish the bezel. But when setting a stone with corners, the tendency is to push the long sides of the bezel down first. No compression occurs along the sides, and all excess metal is left at the corners. Compressing everything there is difficult. Often the only way to remove the extra metal at the corner is to make a saw cut and fold the two sides in to touch. If you want a smooth bezel all around the corners, the simple solution is to set the corners of the bezel first. Then push in and burnish the sides. In this way the necessary compression is distributed along the length of all sides and not forced to occur at the corners. With the corners set first, the top edge of the bezel can easily be compressed along the sides. HTH!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Etsy Shop...

Looking for One-of-a-kind Jewelry? Many of our Rings and Earrings can now be found exclusively at our Etsy store located at : Silver Enchantments

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Casting - 5/11/2014

Today's a Casting Day here at SilverEnchantments.com and we've been getting a few eMail for more pics of... So... Here they are -- And a Video Too!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Belly Rings are Back!

Like our Earrings, we've also received requests to bring back our Belly Rings -- Sooooooo.... They're Coming Back On-Line.

Our Navel Ring Selection will be Growing... Just need a little time, please to get some new pics.

Thank You!
==Michelle

Belly Ring Examples :

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sterling Silver Earrings Coming Back On-Line...

We've had some requests lately to bring back Our Sterling Silver Earrings we had on the old site (we transitioned in 2012 to a new host)...

Cast & Made by Us

When I'm done loading them, they'll all be found at : Earrings

Here are just a Few Examples :