Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

Fit for a King

I LOVE NEW TOOLS, especially ones that are innovative and solve a problem. When I came across Jim Brandvik’s castellated bezel jigs, called Bez-jawZ and Top-jawZ, I knew I had to try them out! They are precision jigs that hold your thick bezel wire securely while you use his indexing tools to give you uniform cuts in your bezel. There are a few little tricks to using them, so I would practice a little first, maybe on copper, before making your first project.

Note: I love copper because it’s very forgiving and it’s cheap!

For this demo, I’m assuming you know how to make a ring shank and finish off this project: I’m going to focus on using the bezel jigs. With that in mind, let’s get started!

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