Using Wax from Braces
by Judy Larson
The perfect tools to solve problems can come in unusual forms and from some pretty unusual places.
Instructions
Before soldering bezels in place, I always check to make sure that the number of shims used to raise a stone or coin are just right. Evidently, I miscalculated by one shim for this thin coin.

Instead of 9, I should have only used 8 shims to raise the coin in the bezel. The bezel was tight and the coin would not pop out. I started rummaging through my tiny tool drawer to see if I had anything I could use to remove the coin that would not damage the bezel too much.

Thank heavens I came across this dental wax stick a friend gave me several years back, the kind her son used when he had braces. The strip was sticky enough to pull the coin out of the bezel so one shim could be removed and the coin could be secured in the setting.
Judy Larson's Using Wax from Braces - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, braces wax
Judy Larson's Using Wax from Braces - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, braces wax

Materials

28 Gauge 3/16" Fine Silver Bezel Wire
H9-28BZL
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $10.88
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Tools

Basic Soldering Kit
G15-4
  • G15-4
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $58.95
  • Gold Club Price: $44.21
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