I need some ideas on how to do something that is probably routine in
this craft but I don’t know where to begin and can’t find what I need
in the catalogs I have.
I have 3 different projects that could use this same setting.
First of all, I want to decorate a large silver plated chalice (
actually it looks like a brandy snifter) with gems. Cabs are easy
and findings readily available but faceted stones stick out like
warts with all the heads I have looked at.
My idea is to make something like a broach with a large cab ruby in
the center and four or more 8mm CZ SRB’s surrounding the ruby. The
whole thing would have to stick out to clear the SRB’s but they could
be set into the broach and protrude less.
I have never used it but PMC seems like an interesting possibility
but forming it into something attractive would be an issue for me.
Any other ideas here?