Our Exclusive Tabbed Open Back Bezel SettingAll of our bezels are made from 26 gauge (.016") fine silver. The exclusive tabs that protrude from the bezel's base allows a mechanical connection with the metal clay providing a secure bond.
The feature of the open back create the use of a pointed back stone. With this application, be sure to clear the metal clay from the open area at the base of the setting to allow clearance for the point of the stone.
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I recently posted on MetalClay Now & my Instagram account a technique using your tabbed settings for faceted non firable gems in metal clay. There was a fair amount of discussion about how your settings are too large for the sized gems that corresponds to its size. I too felt this was until I cut a seat for faceted gems.
I believe that if you push the tabs down further that it will work for both cabs & faceted gems. I cut my seat in the greenware state and adjust if needed postfire.
I feel that this is an amazing opportunity for the metal clay artist to include precious gems in their designs without soldering or using traditional tube sets (that are usually only available in sterling silver).
I’m hoping that you see an increase in sales. I’d love to send a picture but you don’t have an option here.
love these, easy to use, always great quality
What do you do when you want to use stones that just won’t survive the firing in silver clay? These little bezels do the job nicely. Now blues and apple greens with have a place in my pieces.