While traveling in Mexico several years ago, I was stumped by
several artist’s work. They stacked several cabochons and bezel set
each stone. Some rings were 5 stones high…mini sculptures. Others
were large belt buckles with 3 stones.
My memory was reminded of this by an article in a recent Lap Journal
or Art Jewelry magazine. Another artist was doing something similar.
I would like to know the mechanics of how this is done. One of the
artists’ names in San Miguel de Allende is Darla Nordstrom. I’ve
provided a link to her site below and from there I think if you go to
bracelets and look at # Bracelet # 17 it is a variation on what I saw
while there. Her pieces are only 2 stones high, but I saw other works
in Mexico that had more stones.
Do you have to do your own lapidary work and have some sort of hole
cut out in the lower stone? How do you solder this all together? This
might be old hat for some of you, but I would greatly appreciate some
input on this as it is something that has stuck with me for several
years as “Hmm…how did they do that?” .
Liane Redpath Worlund