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Beading up silver next to a pearl or stone


#1

Hello All, I have seen many designs with a beaded up piece of silver
on both sides of a pearl or stone bead and have tried to do it myself
only to have the pearl explode or I cannot get the silver to bead up
because I have used a heat sink to protect the pearl and so the
silver will not bead up. I hope this listing makes sense.

As always, Thank you!!
Ann Madland


#2

Should really do that before you set your stone. I have used a
thermal blanket to protect a pearl for minor repair…pearls do not
like the heat. And as the same when filing a pearl, your sand-paper
etc should be wet… avoid inhaling the dust as well as the fumes
from a burning pearl.

Trish


#3

Hi Ann,

Try cutting the individual wires for each end, balling the ends,
then use 2 part epoxy to secure them in the pearl drill holes.

Cheers,
Reba


#4

probably metal clay or bead the silver first then install the pearl,
stone etc. using the “beads” to work as prongs, or a screw (if you
had drilled the pearl to take the silver screw soldered to the ball
before closing the silver, or whatever on the opposite side of the
drilled pearl…rer