Daily Wire Tip April 6: Jewelry Pattern for Larger Gemstones

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
April 06, 2010


I have a number of beautiful faceted gemstones that are much too large for any of the snapset settings I can find on your website.  I am still developing my skill, but would really love to make some pendants out of these if possible. They are of various shapes: oval, round, emerald, marquise, and teardrop and none of them are drilled.  Is there a good jewelry pattern I can use or modify for these that isn’t too difficult?


In my book, Wirework, I teach several patterns and designs that are formulated so you can use many sizes and shapes of cut stones!

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    April 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    If the bead or stone is drilled, simply string it onto the wire, slip it to the middle and proceed to wire sculpt a setting around it.

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    Danny Shull

    April 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I want to order your book, Wire Work. Please tell me how.