Brooch Bezel with Echoes of Monet

by Elizabeth Reid.
(Rockville, MD)

Brooch Bezel with Echoes of Monet by Elizabeth Reid  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I wanted to learn a new bezel setting technique, i.e., back-setting.

I looked through my stones appropriate for this process, and chose a Unakaite stone.

It reminded me of an impressionist spring water lily painting. Thus the name “Monet”. The stone is set from behind on sterling silver.

The cut opening is angled slightly for the stone to be set and then tabs are soldered onto the back to hold the stone. Although the opening is slightly beveled, I needed/wanted to be sure it was held in place and added the 3D lily pads on the front.

This is also a convertible brooch and pendant.

Elizabeth Reid
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