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Making Decorative Cabochon Collet Ring

Step by Step Making Decorative Cabochon Collet Ring  - US$27

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Making Decorative Cabochon Collet Ring

This tutorial will teach you in precise detail and easy to follow steps and shows you:

  • - Filing the cabochon collet
  • - Soldering the bands
  • - Methods of 4 claw collet making
  • - Setting method is discussed
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Cabochon and two small gemstones

You will receive :

  • -- 52 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 26 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Bench tips on tools and techniques

Bonus Tutorial
Not only that, you will also receive for free, two Jewelry Tutorials on Binding Wire Techniques and Filing Half Round Shape, valued at US$30 with this tutorial. 

Starting with bezels making this ring
Starting with the bezels
Soldering collets in ring
Soldering the collets in ring

With this Decorative Cabochon Collet Ring I explore a cross between a tube (bezel) and a claw (prong) setting for the centre cabochon. The reason is that you will be able to do the finishing and setting. This is a modern popular design suitable for cabochon stones.  The design style allows for variation and your creative interpretation. This ring requires some careful filing with needle files and the making of two four claw collets.  

Decorative Cabochon Ring Design Variations

This design is a style variation using the same method of construction.

Suggested Follow-up Projects

or select other jewelry making projects from Jewelry Making Class List

Recommended Tool Tips / Videos for this project

This tutorial shows how to make the Tiny Prong Setting Collets used in this project. And this is a tool tip on Sanding in Difficult to Reach Areas.  

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