Students will create at least two bezel settings. Students will use the cutting pliers, sandpaper, solder station, hand files, buffer, polisher, ultrasonic, and jewelry saw to make the two bezel settings.
This unit has four parts: research and design (designing a project, measuring for materials), prototype (creating a project that uses a bezel setting in a base metal), final design in metal of student's choice using a stone cabochon, and documentation of the finished work (photos, email, reflection, and critique).
Overview Unit Goal
Technical Skills Videos
Order of Work
Determine Your Design & Function
Bezel Setting Planning
Forming the Bezel Wire around the Stone
Soldering the Bezel Wire into a Loop
Solder the Bezel Wire Loop to the Base Plate
Attach Bezel Setting to the Other Project Parts
More Added Design Element Ideas
Setting the Stone in the Bezel Setting
3 Photos of your Bezel Settings
Email an Image of Your Project