What Is A Bezel Rocker?
What Is A Bezel Rocker?
A bezel rocker, also known as a bezel roller is used in jewellery making to set cabochon stones in settings such as bezel cups. It has a curved surface that is used to 'roll' a bezel over the stone and helps to prevent any creases or unsightly marks in the metal.
How To Use A Bezel Rocker
Once your stone is sitting within a bezel cup, you can use a bezel rocker to gently rock it back and forth with a downward pressure to push the bezel around the gemstone, working from all sides of the bezel to trap the stone in place and create an even finish. A bezel rocker can also be used on gallery wire settings using the same movement.
Why Choose A Bezel Rocker Over A Pusher?
Many jewellers use a pusher to push a bezel around a stone, however it can be argued that a bezel rocker offers a more professional finish. We would recommend using a pusher for claw settings for faceted stones but it's all down to personal preference and what tools you find most comfortable to use.
How To Use A Bezel Rocker For Setting Gallery Wire Settings
Not only are bezel rockers used for bezel cups, they are also brilliant for using with gallery wire settings. These are a popular choice for setting cabochon stones, available as pendants, rings and link settings for fun and creative designs. Simply pop your chosen stone in the setting and use the bezel rocker to gently push the claws over the stone.
Watch our tutorial below.
Gallery wire settings are made to use with cabochon stones and are available in a range of styles to suit your designs. They have patterned wire around the outside, adding to the interest to your design and provide a decorative finish.
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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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