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Gemstones - Low Wall Bezels

Instructions for making earrings by setting gemstones in a low wall bezel finding.  The easiest jewelry making project we know!

10 Minute Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making Project

This jewelry making project uses our Low Wall Bezel Setting in either 8mm or 10mm.  The earrings that will be made have plenty of bling Low Wall Bezel Jewelry Making Project Made with Tanzanite CZsand have the added attribute of motion since the Low Wall Bezel dangles from your ear wire.  In a low light setting, these earrings will capture the available room light and reflect it, making them really sparkle.  If you want to look like a million dollars but not pay a million dollars -- these earrings may be what you need. 

This is a project that is suitable for a beginner, even a beginner who is all thumbs.  The jewelry making supplies that are required include a pair of our Low Wall Bezel findings (items 3209 and 3210 in Gold Filled or 3211 and 3212 in Sterling Silver from our Internet store.)  It also requires a pair of ear wire findings like the post finding with the ball and loop shown above (Item 2660 or 2659 in our Internet store with an ear clutch like item 0429 or 2661).  You will need to purchase round gemstones in either 8mm or 10mm to match your round bezel setting.  The only jewelry tool required to make these earrings are bent chain nose pliers.  The steps involved in making these earrings can be found below.

Jewelry Making Supplies Required:

Jewelry Making Tools Required:

  • Gemstone
  • Low Wall Bezel finding with matching diameter
  • Bent Chain Nose Pliers
  • Thumb and fingers

Jewelry Making Skills Required:

  • Ability to open and close loops using bent chain nose pliers jewelry tool.
  • Ability to set a gemstone in a low wall bezel finding as described below.

Step-by-step instructions for making Low Wall Bezel Earrings using common jewelry tools and jewelry making supplies:

Round Low Wall Bezel Finding for Earring Jewelry Making Project

Step 1:  Position one round, low wall bezel finding upside down on a table top or other flatStep 2 to instructions for making Round Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making Projectsurface.  These low wall bezel findings are items 3350 and 3210 in gold-filled and 3211 and 3212 in sterling silver. 

Step 2:  Place your gemstone face down in the finding as shown at left.Step 3 to instructions for making Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making Project

Step 3:  Now  hold the finding and gemstone between the thumb and forefinger of your non-dominant hand while you use your bent chain nose pliers to press two opposing tabs flat against the gemstone as shown at right.Step 4 to instructions for making Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making Project

Step 5 to instructions for making Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectStep 4:  Finish setting the stone by pressing the opposite pair of tabs down.  With all four tabs pressed down, then re-visit each tab in turn and gently squeeze it flat against the gemstone.  When completed the setting should appear as shown at right when viewed from the front and the gemstone will be held securely in position by four tabs.Step 5 to instructions for making Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making Project

Step 5:  Now you are ready to connect the setting to your ear wire finding.  Open the loop in your ear wire with your bent chain nose pliers, connect the setting, then close the loop.  Instructions for opening and closing loops can be found here.  The ear wire findings we recommend are items 265926600117, and 0421 from our Internet store. 

Make your second earring using the same steps.  You can view our video of how to make these earrings here.  Now you are ready to look like a million dollars!  Although when wearing the 10mm gemstones you may look more like a billion dollars.  These 4 carat sized stones are "Oprah" size. 

Jewelry Making Supplies Required:

Size

Ear Wire Ear Clutch Low Wall Bezel Finding Gemstone
8mm Item 2659 Item 3250 Sterling Silver Low Wall Bezel, Item 3212 Any pair of 8mm gemstones
8mm Item 2660 Item 3249 Gold-Filled Low Wall Bezel, Item 3210 Any pair of 8mm gemstones
10mm Item 2659 Item 3250 Sterling Silver Low Wall Bezel, Item 3211 Any pair of 10mm gemstones
10mm Item 2660 Item 3249 Gold Filled Low Wall Bezel, Item 3209 Any pair of 10mm gemstones

Summary of jewelry making project:

Making these Low Wall Bezel Earrings is probably the quickest and easiest jewelry making project documented in our WigJig web site.  The jewelry supplies required are inexpensive and easy to obtain.  The jewelry tools required are minimum consisting of only bent chain nose pliers.  The amount of time required to make these earrings is minimal.  The earrings made using the above jewelry making instructions are very attractive and similar to earrings sold in high class jewerly stores.  In short this is a perfect jewelry making project.  If you haven't tried it you should!

 


 

 



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