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Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Cool Technique to Share

I'm always cruising the web looking at different things. Not too long ago, I found a free tute posted in a forum by Cynthia Newcomer Daniel aka cynmarbil for a faceted stone setting. I played around with it and came up with a different take on it for a larger stone with no jump ring and a "basket back" to lift the stone.  

Go ahead and try the tute out. It's a great idea and a good springboard for other techniques. Thank you Cynthia for your generosity! It's a wonderful design and a great tute! :)

The pendant is wrapped with a 6.5 ct citrine. I like how the sides have that little bit of interest- almost like beads. I also include yet another picture of the other stone setting I've been working on. It's a huge and deep 22 ct rutililated quartz. I like that the straight lines in the settings kind of relate to the lines of rutile. 














6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the way you modified my technique - it's brilliant! That's the best part about putting things out there - seeing how other people run with them. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Cynthia, I'm so happy you like it! The first time I tried this, it was with a 5mm round and I thought it was simply ingenious to be able to easily set such a tiny stone. I'm going to use it to incorporate small gems into amulets. Thank you again!

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  3. I think that citrine wrap is the best one so far. The sides look so good!!

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  4. What a beautiful way to capture this citrine. Your wrapping is so lovely and as always, your wire finishing is striking!!

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  5. Thanks, ladies :) Mary, I like the citrine better, too. ;)

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