Preparing a New Bezel Pusher

Bezel pushers will leave marks on your work if you use them straight from the packet. Watch this quick video to learn how to prepare them properly!

About the Tutorial

Bezel pushers, simple metal rods pushed into wooden handles, are great for setting stones in bezels, tubes and more - but before you use a shop bought bezel pusher you must give it a bit of TLC otherwise it will leave marks on your silver that will be difficult to remove!

This short video will show you how to easily prepare a new bezel pusher, and the same method can also be used to prepare bezel rockers. It is important to check the finish of all your stone setting tools before you use them and if necessary re-smooth them.

This video class is just one in a collection of free tutorials. You can enrol on each one individually or enrol on the whole bundle so that you don't miss out on new classes!

Tools and Materials

To preapare your bezel pusher you will need:

* a bezel pusher - of course!
* an old file
* a piece of medium grade emery paper
* safety gogles to protect your eyes from any stray steel filings

You may wish to go futher than I did and finish off your new tool with a quick polish.

Course Curriculum

Joanne Tinley

Tutor and Founder of The Jeweller's Bench

The Jeweller's Bench is run by Joanne Tinley. She has been making her own jewellery for as long as she can remember and left her first career as a school teacher to set up business as a  jewellery designer and tutor 15 years ago. She is
self-taught and like many people started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making,  one that she is keen to share!