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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Simple Basket Setting

This Oro Verde Citrine is 10.5 cts and pretty big. I love big gemstone pendants. I don't love it when the culet sits on the skin or clothes, though. When the back point is not not lifted up, the light and color is really diminished.

I am always trying to find ways to make a basket type setting with wire. After I made the opal setting, I realized that with a few changes it could work for gemstones. So, I tried it- over and over again. Finally, I was happy with this nice simple setting that lifts the stone.












10 comments:

  1. This is Stunning Tela! Clean, simple, and the wrap compliments the stones wonderful glow. This has a calming feel to it for me.
    That's the Tela style!
    MichelleO.

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  2. Thanks, Michelle! It is very simple and calming. I'm trying to think up ways to add a little umph to it. Not that I don't like this. :)

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  3. I like how the stone sits flush to the top surface. The clean bail is divine!

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  4. Thanks, Mary. Having the stone flush mounted inside was the challenge. :)

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  5. Tela, This is a great design! Looks like you met the challenge of flush mounting. I really like the woven look of the sides.

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  6. Thank you, Arya :) I love this setting and have done a few more faceted stones.

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  7. Hi Christine! Thanks for your opinion, I really value it. I am still working on this and might do a tute. After ironing it out, it really isn't that difficult. I like that it works for cabs and gems.

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  8. Tela I love this, I would love a tut... I have quite a few facet gems and need a setting. Lynn

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  9. Hi Lynn! Yes, this is something that I want to do a tute for. I am hoping that things will settle down after the kids are back in school and then I can start this.

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