Holding On for Better Bezels

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Sticky Solutions

How to use sticky putty to build better bezels

By Helen I. Driggs

It’s not unusual for me to run into several common problems when fitting bezels for large or angular cabochons. Usually I have issues with holding a stone still as I struggle to fit the bezel stock tightly against the base of the cab. And because I also often work in alternative metals such as copper, brass, and nickel, the stiffness of those metals increases my bezel-fitting difficulties with issues such as twisted or warped bezel walls.