Cynthia suggests that you get a tapered tube setting from
Stueller (800-877-7777) and solder a piece of straight wall
tubing on the bottom of the tapered tube setting that is the
diameter of the small end of the tapered setting and long enough
so the finished tapered tube and straight tube is longer than the
pearl is thick. Set the stone, drill a hole through the pearl
the diameter of the straight wall tube and flare the area the
tapered setting is to go with a flame burr. Once you get a
good, tight, seated fit on the top/stone side and the tapered
setting, flare the straight tube on the back to lock the set
stone unit in place. For safety, use a bit of pearl glue under
the tapered setting to keep the set stone from spinning in the
Just one way to skin the cat!!!
John and Cynthia/MidLife Crisis Enterprises
Maiden Metals/C. T. Designs/ Bloomin’ Wax Works. etc.
PO Bx 44, Philo
Ph 707-895-2635 FAX 707-895-9332
Sitting still and wishing makes no person great.
The good Lord provides the fishes, but you must dig the bait.