Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

tuesdaytipsandtricks-520x210The right bezel and glass dome pairing will have a nearly perfect fit. The dome should fit easily into the bezel with very little or no extra room. But sometimes that fit is too perfect and your dome gets stuck before you’re ready! Luckily my co-worker Rebecca has a great trick for this situation.Use tape to get a stuck dome out of a bezelThere’s nothing to grab on a dome, so you have to make your own handle to get it out of the setting! Take a piece of tape and gently press it to the surface of the dome. Be careful not to push too hard – you might create more of a problem!Make a handle for the dome with your tapeTurn the setting upside down over a soft surface so the dome won’t be damaged if it pops out unexpectedly.Turn the bezel upside downHolding your setting upside down, grab the ends of the tape and use it to slowly pull the dome out of the setting.The tape will pull the dome out of the bezelThis trick also works if you get a cabochon trapped in a setting.

Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen





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