Metal, Glass & Clay

Prepare to be dazzled! Enjoy step-by-step tutorials, stylish new DIY designs, and lots of handmade sparkle on the Bluprint Jewelry Making Blog.

Hammer-Set Bezel

Bezel Basics: 3 Beautiful Bezel Settings to Try

By Ashley Little

Have you ever admired a ring or pendant that features a stone surrounded by a beautiful metal? The metal you see is called a bezel setting, and it holds flat-backed stones in place. The bezel settings can be as basic or as intricate as you'd like. Here are three different types of bezel settings to consider for your next design.

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Quick Guide: How to Make Bracelets Five Ways

By Amy Latta

Making your own bracelets is a great way to get exactly the kind of accessories you've always wanted, at a portion of the price. Discover 5 fun ideas for how to make bracelets that look just as professional as anything you would buy at the store.

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