Melted prong - thanks

It was great to get your suggestions about fixing the melted
prong. I would never have thought of pinching the metal to
lengthen it, but it worked. Actually, I could not manually
squeeze the gold, so I put it between the jaws of my pliers and
tapped it with a hammer. Eventually it lengthened to the same
size as the others and the final product looks pretty good! If
it had been closer to the base I would have tried one of the
other methods, so I will keep a record of those directions in
case I need them another time. For my next project I will make
my own setting and am sure that will present a completely
different set of problems. Thanks for your help.

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