Use bezel wire to tightly encircle the edge of a cabochon, allowing the ends of the bezel wire to overlap (Figure 1). Use flush cutters to cut through the bezel wire where it overlaps (Figure 2). Bring the ends of the bezel wire together with no gaps. If necessary, use a file to make the ends fit flush. It’s not necessary for the bezel to remain in the shape of the stone; you can reform it after you’ve soldered it. Place the bezel wire on a soldering pad. Flux the bezel wire, and place a small pallion of hard solder on the join. Heat the entire bezel wire with a soft, bushy flame until the solder starts to flow, and then use the flame to draw the solder up the bezel seam (solder flows toward heat, so you can use the heat to pull the molten solder up the seam). Remove the heat, then quench the bezel in water. Place the bezel in pickle for a few minutes to clean it, then rinse and dry it.