Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In The Studio - Flush Setting Tools

These are the tools I use for flush setting stones.

1. A broken bur with the tip filed to a 45 degree angle and set in a pin vise. To shape the bur I used sharpening stones.

2. A graver which I use to clean up and polish the metal around the stone. I bought this pre-polished and cut set from Rio Grande.

3. A burnisher which I use to polish and clean up the area around the setting. I have a flat and a curved burnisher, both of which I got at Metaliferous (my favorite tool store).

Here are some of the rings I've created with these tools a


  1. I would love to try a flush setting...thanks for sharing your tools...I love your work.

  2. Have you ever flush set a square stone? Any tips or ideas would be appreciated =)