Metalsmith -Instructor- Jewlery Artist

Friday, August 22, 2014

What? More hearts you say?

So I thought I'd give prong setting a try to mount this pretty heart stone. 

Since this was a new technique for me and I was in uncharted territory,  I started with copper, was good practice but didn't look good with my stone.. So I decided to make the back plates with nickel sheet and use sterling for the prongs and balls.  The fire scale was no fun but it cleaned up nicely :)   Hope it inspires you!
And here is me trying it on.. Heh

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