Monday, September 07, 2009

Rediscovering Bezels

I recently was inspired by a post by Julie (IsThereAShadow Aug. 9 post) to attempt to do some bezels again. I learned to do bezels when I was in college many moons ago, and for some reason I thought that because I didn't have a fully outfitted shop like we had at college, that it would be too difficult to do with my limited tools. I also had never tried them in copper, only in silver. I'm glad I tried it again because I have really enjoyed the process. I love the way the copper is so malleable and forms itself around the stone when I gently hammer it. Here are my first two attempts. More will come.


Steph said...

Woww Sherry I love them! I think I'll give the technique a try when I can find time ( many projects are in the making process and lesson plans need to be written!).
The stones looks great with the copper.

Julie H said...

glogitaWow! Love them, and those closures are fantastic too. I must hunt out some stones.... another thing to do :)