Metalsmithing Techniques, Tips, and Tutorials: Introduction to Broom Casting
Metalsmithing Techniques, Tips, and Tutorials: Introduction to Broom Casting - Jewelry Making Daily - Jewelry Making Daily
Diferent files shapes - how to use files in jewellery - jewellery making techniques http://heartjoia.com/4377-como-limar-metal-prata-ouro-cobre-latao
etsy metal: How to make a simple wire claw / prong setting.
Granulation step by step http://heartjoia.com/6077-granulacao-ouro-prata
Jewelry Tutorial - Six Claw Collet
Doming tools - silver ring http://heartjoia.com/6020-conformacao-discos-metal-calotes-esfericas
Make a jump ring sized in proportion to the stone about 95% of the circumference. Cut with a setting burr (hart) a groove so that the jump ring "clicks" in. This is not easy at first, because you have to get the grooves level, otherwise your jump ring will not be level, and at the right height, because otherwise your stone will be to big or small for your collet. Also, unlike the picture I also polish the 'open' collet and remove the swarf. Then I click the jump ring in and solder it.