Etsy MetalClay is a global group of jewelry artists and designers using silver, gold, copper and bronze metal clays to create their work. We strive to make innovative, unique, and boundary pushing designs -embracing both modern technology and old world traditions.
Creating Round Bezel Ring and Setting Non-Fire Stones
since I saw these natural stones I had a vision of using them in bronze clay.
love the combination of the rough bronze and the uneven different colors of Labradorites
Once I finished and published this ring I had
many artists asked me how I made it. To be honest, I usually never plan...... I
just go with the flow...... but this exceptional time I did plan and envision how
I want the ring to be. So here it is.
Using a 5mm Bezel builder prepare in advanced 9 round bezels
2. Roll out strip of
clay 2 cards thick, to create the base for the ring.
3. Wrap the clay strip around a Ring Size Plug.
Placing and attaching the bezels on the strip using slip. Make sure to attach
the bezels to each other and not just to the strip.
After attaching all the bezels place on the hot plate to dry. Once dry, remove
it from the hot plate and clean the extra clay in between and the part that was used as the strip. We want to achieve hollow bezels with no backing.