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#1

Hi all,

I’d like to find a jewelry fabricating book that will show me how
to make a setting for a pear shaped cabochon, that mounts from the
back. Kinda like a headlight on a car that has that nice rim
around it. Can anybody tell me if a beginner can pull this kind
of job off? Thanks.

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#2

Hi Sandi,

I'd like to find a jewelry fabricating book that will show me
how to make a setting for a pear shaped cabochon, that mounts
from the back. 

Check out ‘The Complete Metalsmith’ by Tim McCreight. It’s usually
available at most jewelry suppliers for about $20.00.

See pages 117-130 for various ways to set stones. The pages may
vary depending on the publish date of the volumn, but the pages
listed will be close.

Dave


#3
 I'd like to find a jewelry fabricating book that will show me
how to make a setting for a pear shaped cabochon, that mounts
from the back.  Kinda like a headlight on a car that has that
nice rim around it.  Can anybody tell me if a beginner can pull
this kind of job off? Thanks. 

Have you made any round bezels??? If so, then you should be
able to use the same method to make a pear shaped one.

Use fine silver bezel wire, wrap it around the stone, mark where
it should be cut, solder the bezel ends together. Fit it around
the stone once again to get the correct shape, solder to a 26 or
28 g. bottom piece (slightly larger than the diameter of the
shaped bezel wire) cut off excess after soldering the bezel wire
to the base, file where you cut off the excess . . . you should
have a nicely formed “cup” Now, you can solder the cup to
whatever.

Have fun! The “Encyclopedia of Jewelry Making” has lots of
pictures (I think the author is Jenks Mcgrath) and is easily
understood.


#4

I’d like to find a jewelry fabricating book that will show me how
to make a setting for a pear shaped cabochon, that mounts from the
back. Kinda like a headlight on a car that has that nice rim
around it. Can anybody tell me if a beginner can pull this kind
of job off? Thanks.

Sandra,

I’m pretty sure that a book published here in the UK “Jewellery
Making” by Sylvia Wicks has instructions for exactly what you
are looking for.

Yours aye,
Dauvit Alexander,
Glasgow, Scotland.


#5
   I'm pretty sure that a book published here in the UK
"Jewellery Making" by Sylvia Wicks has instructions for exactly
what you are looking for.

Dauvit,

Great! Do you know if it is sold in U.S.?

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#6
"Jewellery Making" by Sylvia Wicks

Great! Do you know if it is sold in U.S.?

Sorry, no idea. Try Amazon.com. (Just type “Amazon.com” into the
’go to’ slot of your browser and it will come up.)

Yours aye,
Dauvit Alexander,
Glasgow, Scotland.


#7

Jewelry Making Manual - Sylvia Wicks
Brynmorgen Press
33 Woodland Drive
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
207-767-6059.

Great Book!! I bought a copy at Arrowmont School of Crafts in
Gatlinburg, TN last summer. You’ll enjoy the and the
images. I’m using it next semester as a text for second semester
jewelry students.

Tim Glotzbach
Eastern Kentucky University - USA


#8
   I'm pretty sure that a book published here in the UK
"Jewellery Making" by Sylvia Wicks has instructions for exactly
what you are looking for.

Hi there, you can get this book from Amazon.com and a number of
North American book sellers. And (blushing red-faced), from Brain
Press as well. We have just made a deal with Brynmorgen Press (Tim
McCreight) to sell all his books as well (including the Wicks
book). If you are interested please email me off list at:
@Charles_Lewton-Brain and we can supply it to you :slight_smile: Charles

Charles Lewton-Brain/Brain Press
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada
Tel: 403-263-3955 Fax: 403-283-9053 Email: @Charles_Lewton-Brain

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#9

Also, Lapidary Journal Book & Video Sellers carries this book and
a number of other titles on jewelry making, gem cutting and
lapidary, beads and beading, gems, and more.

Sorry for the shamless self-promotion here, but all of our books
are 35% the catalog price right now. You can e-mail me back and
we’ll send a catalog, or call 800-676-4367 from 9 am to 5 pm
(Mon-Fri) EST to order.

Tricia Gdowik
LJ Online & Book and Video Coordinator
siteeditor@aol.com
http://www.lapidaryjournal.com


#10

The Jewelry Making Manual by Syvia Wicks is in the RIO 1998 Tool
Catalog for $25.50

Marilyn Smith
Indiana, east of the Mississippi and west of the mountains.