The annual Halstead Design Challenge encourages participants to create a brooch revolving around a theme using the same kit of materials. This year’s competition inspired unique pieces with hidden objects and impressive mechanisms. Click through to the individual entry listings to see videos that unveil the surprise element of each piece.
If you make custom cabochon settings on a regular basis, it makes sense to buy basic bezel strip by the troy ounce coil so you always have material on hand. But, if you need just a little fancy gallery bezel for a special project or you rarely set custom cab sizes, it makes more sense to just buy what you need for a specific piece. This guide will walk you through the basics of buying bezel wire so you can get exactly what you need.