I bought two 10mm black Tahitian pearls while on my honeymoon last
year. I’d like to make pearl caps for them with 22k granulation on
the caps. Here’s the problem, the top ends of the pearls are a bit
oblong and have 2 little rings around them. The caps will cover
these irregularities but I’mwondering how to make the caps. Here are
the options I’ve thought up:
Mold the cap to the pearl out of wax and cast. - problem is I don’t
have casting equipment and would rather not have to contract out.
Mold the cap out of PMC - is this even possible, considering
Chase & repousse the cap so it fits the pearl just right - sounds
kind of tedious.
Make the cap from my dapping set and then file the oblong end of
the pearl down to fit - something tells me it’s very WRONG to do
Are there any other options I’m not thinking of? I’ve looked in the
archives and couldn’t find much on the subject.