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Micro Prong / Claw and Bezel Ring Lesson

Micro Prong and Bezel Ring Jewelry Making Lesson - US$25

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Micro Prong / Claw and Bezel Ring Jewelry Making Lesson

This jewelry lesson through a comprehensive guide and easy to follow step shows you:

  • - Rolling metal and shaping
  • - Soldering bezel and shank
  • - Frazer and file prongs
  • - Setting method is discussed
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - One 8mm round gemstone
  •  - 8 x 3mm round gemstones

You will receive :

  • -- 33 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 17 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Personalized tips on tools and techniques
Rolling shank for micro prong setting
Rolling shank to shape micro prongs. 
Cut micro prongs to prepare for setting
Micro prongs frazed and filed ready for setting.

This jewelry lesson shows in detailed pictures how to make this micro prong shank with a centre bezel set gemstone. The ring style is suitable for a center colored gemstones, especially a brittle gemstone like opal or emerald where the stone is protected against wear by the bezel setting. Particular attention is given to precision frazer and filing technique. The setting method is briefly explained. 

The completed micro prong bezel set ring

The completed micro prong bezel set ring. 

Suggested Follow-up Projects

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Recommended Tool Tips / Videos for this project

A video demo on how to roll a shank of mixed metal thickness.

The short video clip shows a tip on drilling an accurate straight hole in metal.

This free setting tutorial will show you how to Punch Set a Round Gemstone in a Bezel.

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