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Connecting necklace


#1

Hi everyone, I have a customer that wants 10mm round garnets set
in wire basket settings and connected together (like a tennis
bracelet) to make a 17 inch necklace. Can anyone suggest a way to
connect the settings and still have it lay nice and flat as a
necklace without the weight of the stones falling forward?

Thanks in advance,
Mickey Kapoor


#2
,   I have a customer that wants 10mm round garnets set in wire
basket settings and connected together (like a tennis bracelet) to
make a 17 inch necklace. Can anyone suggest a way to connect the
settings and still have it lay nice and flat as a necklace without
the weight of the stones falling forward? 

I have a necklace with very large stones set in baskets. The
links are at the top of the baskets, allowing them to hang down, not
out. Also, the necklace should be adjustable, or fit to her neck
specifically, as too much slack will cause the stones to fall
forward. HTH Debra


#3
 Mickey Kapoor said...... Can anyone suggest a way to connect the
settings and still have it lay nice and flat as a necklace without
the weight of the stones falling forward? 

You could perhaps offset the connecting rings towards the top of the
settings - like ‘Mickey Mouse’ ears…

Best wishes,
Ian
Ian W. Wright
Sheffield UK


#4

Perhaps a wire ‘saucer’ to keep the basket flat but above the skin?
I’m thinking ‘cup and saucer’ arrangement, with the tangential/edge
of the saucers being the flex/touch points. Just my .02 Lira. Betsy (on
summer break in Dallas, where it is a coolish summer, only hit
100 degrees once so far, and it’s well into June!)


#5

Mickey, you could also consider ‘butchering’ an Omega chain of the
correct length and width…by its very nature it will be disinclined
to roll but will still flex with the wearer. If you set the baskets
between segments of chain cut at a slight angle rather than a right
angle you should wind up with a pleasing piece!

Donna