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Daily Wire Tip April 6: Jewelry Pattern for Larger Gemstones
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.
April 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm
I want to order your book, Wire Work. Please tell me how.
April 14, 2010 at 9:21 am
Hi Danny – here is the link: http://wire-sculpture.com/how-to-make-wire-jewelry/Wirework_An_Illustrated_Guide_to_the_Art_of_Wire_Wrapping_Dale_Cougar_Armstrong-6128-0.html You can also type the title, Wirework, into the product search on top of every http://www.wire-sculpture.com page and it will take you directly to the product. Thanks for asking!