Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I love learning new skills and, of course, I always want to improve and expand my jewelry making. I've just started making bezels for holding stones. It's one of the things on the long list of new techniques that I want to learn. I'm mostly self-taught, so it's sometimes slow going to pick up new things, particularly if I don't have the tools (or the correct tool).

There's nothing wrong with self-taught. It's how I've learned a lot of things and there's nothing like making mistakes to figure out what works and what doesn't. Not that I haven't had some help along the way to put some context around the little bit of knowledge I did have. As a visual learner, I can often pick up some of info I need just from watching someone do the task if they don't mind me peering over their shoulder.... Shannon (Ruby Girl) gave me a great 3-minute tutoring on bezel making. It was the perfect amount of information to get me started. I have a long way to go before I'm good at it, but I've learned so much from the first few attempts. The picture shows my Carnelian Corner Necklace.


Rosebud Collection said...

I think bezel settings are one of the prettiest..Just something about them.
You did a wonderful job on the necklace..you must be a quick learner.

Curly Girl Glass said...

Thank you! It's new and I'm working on it.

High Desert Diva said...

I just got a bezel set piece of beach glass for my charm bracelet from Accent Yourself (Etsy). It's wonderful. I found her due to a blog post on Contrariwise's blog where she had mentioned this fabulous bezel tutorial. Might want to check it out? There's a link to Cont. on my blog roll.

BTW....love the curly hair shot!

BabyLyons said...

Beautiful necklace :)
And I don't think there's anything wrong with being self taught either, I think most artists are ;)