How to Set Flat Plates and Milled Edge Jewellery Settings
Flat plates are one of our easiest options for setting gemstones as all you need is glue. The same applies to milled edge settings that use the same technique. On this
Take your chosen setting and correct sized cabochon and make sure you are happy with the way that they fit together. Test this by placing your stone on to the setting and ensuring there is no excess space - or too little space.
Place your setting on a flat surface, and make sure the surface of the metal is clean from any greasy marks.
Mix together the two parts of the Devcon 5 minute epoxy glue, and place a small blob on to the metal surface. (Read our tutorial page on how to use Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue).
Place your stone on to the top of the glue and apply a little pressure making sure it is pressed down and central to the setting. A handy tip is to push the post of the earstud into some blu-tack to keep it upright whilst the glue is drying.
Make sure you wipe off any excess glue before it dries.
Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy glue is Kernowcraft's most recommended and reliable glue and an incredibly popular choice for jewellery makers. For super-fast drying, high strength, high-quality bonds. It sets clear and is excellent for filling gaps so it is ideal for setting stones in jewellery mounts. It bonds metal, gemstones, glass, ceramic, concrete and wood so it is useful for most crafts and is also strong enough for many household repairs.
Available in syringe and tubes.
Jewellery Examples Using Flat Plate & Milled Edge Settings
Be inspired by our beginner friendly kits using flat plate and milled edge settings, get all the tools and supplies you need.
Also in this section:
- The Essential Tools For Setting Gemstones
- Your Guide To Stone Setting Burrs For Jewellery Making
- What Is A Bezel Rocker?
- Types Of Settings & How To Use Them
- Types Of Settings For Calibrated Cabochon Stones
- Types Of Settings For Faceted Stones
- Types Of Settings For Free-Form Stones & Crystals
- Calibrated Gemstones & Size Tolerance In Jewellery Making
- Ready Made Settings vs Making Your Own Settings
- 7 Ways To Make Your Own Gemstone Ring
- How To Set Earstuds For Half Drilled Beads
- How to Set Flat Plates and Milled Edge Jewellery Settings
- How To Set Snaptite Settings
- How To Set Gemstones In Gallery Wire Settings
- How To Set Backset Settings
- How To Set Wraptite Settings
- How To Use Huggie Claw Settings For Crystals & Sea Glass
- What Are Bell Caps For Jewellery Making?
- How To Set A Pre-Notched Setting
- How To Set Claw Settings
- How To Make A Decorative Ring Setting For A Free Form Cabochon
- How To Make A Tube Setting For A Faceted Stone
- 4 Drilled Sea Glass Earring Projects
- Jewellery Making With Sea Glass: Drilling & Stone Setting Tutorials
- How To Drill Sea Glass For Jewellery Making
- How Much Bezel Strip/Gallery Wire Do I Need?
- Types Of Bezel Cups
- How to Adjust Bezel Settings to Fit Cabochons
- How To Set A Cabochon In A Bezel Setting
- How To Make A Gemstone Ring With A Bezel Cup
- How To Make A Bezel Set Cabochon Ring With 'Made By Oonagh'
- How To Make A Sea Glass Ring With Bezel Setting
- How To Make Bezel Set Cabochon Earstuds
- How To Make A Sea Glass Necklace With Backless Bezel Setting
- How To Bezel Set A Free Form Cabochon Onto A Textured Silver Pendant
- How To Make A Textured Pendant With A Freeform Gemstone Slice
- How To Make A Claw Set Cabochon Pendant
- How To Make A Prong/Claw Setting For Irregular Shapes Stones
- How to Make A Wire Edged Setting
- How To Make A Balled Claw Ring Setting
- Making An Australian Boulder Opal Pendant With Stardust Mine
- The Process Of Remodelling A Gemstone Ring With 'Honey Bee Design'
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