Metalsmith Essentials: Setting Stones with Bezels DVD

Join artist and experienced metalsmith Lexi Erickson in 11 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to take your stone setting to the next level.
SKU: 11BD32
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Boost your skills with a comprehensive lesson in one of the fundamental jewelry techniques, bezel setting.  Join artist and experienced metalsmith Lexi Erickson in 11 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you need to know to take your stone setting to the next level.

Expand your jewelry-making repertoire with how-tos for setting round stones, rounded squares, stones with sharp corners, stones with oblique angles, high-domed stones, thin stones, stones with natural edges, and more--plus learn how to select the right bezel wire or flat sterling wire for each stone!

Enter a new era in your jewelry designs as you:

  • Incorporate beautiful cabochons into your designs with how-tos for an array of shapes and sizes.
  • Get a flawless fit every time with bezel-setting tips and techniques made easy.
  • Uncover expert advice on how to avoid melting fragile bezel wire.
  • Create a distinctive look with partial bezel and prong settings, handmade bezel textures, and more.
  • Discover foolproof tips to help spot mistakes before you make them--even fix them.
  • Learn how to pick a high quality cut gemstone to set into your designs.
  • And much, much more!


Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 11BD32
Product Type DVD
ISBN 13 9781596687288
Author/Designer Lexi Erickson
Customer Reviews (4)
A nice review of the basics and then some....
I've always enjoyed Lexi Erikson's presentations in Lapidary Journal and viewing this CD was very enjoyable indeed. She is so down to earth and practical; her suggestions are immediately doable and her error corrections are so useful. I can always use more information on this topic and she furnished just that in an easy-watching CD. Review by silverp (Posted on 10/11/2015)
Great Video
This video makes setting unique stone shapes look easy. Lexi Erickson is the master when it comes to bezels and her teaching style is the best. She continues to stress that creating bezels is not something that "just comes natural", but she makes it look so easy.

I did gain a lot of information on how to set stones with very organic edges. I haven't tried it yet, but have some of these interesting stones that I will be doing soon.

I would love to take a live workshop with Lexi.
Review by Ben (Posted on 4/18/2015)
Very good information!
I watched this on DVD the other day and was really taken by how charming and friendly Lexi Erickson is, and how enjoyable it was to watch her, just as if we were chatting in her studio. I've seen many DVDs that have good information but where the instructor is a little too dull or a little too animated. Lexi presented her lessons and anecdotes in such a way that I found her calming to listen to. I have since ordered three more of her downloads and can't wait to view them! She is lovely in person, too. . .I encountered her on a social media site and she was extremely friendly and gracious. Review by Gretchen (Posted on 9/4/2014)
Setting Stones with Bezels
I would rate this dvd a 12 star .... This lady Lexi Erikson has a gift of teaching and I have purchased almost all the dvd that your copany offers and by far she is the best ... none and I mean none of the other dvd's can compare to her teaching abilities ,,, her techniques and her information. I have learned more in this 144 minute dvd then all the classes I have taken put together... I hope I get an opportunity to meet this lady one day and take a classroom class with her. And my hat is off to you for for offering a quality product ... Review by Sheila Smith (Posted on 3/8/2012)
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