I’ve been down the rabbit hole and back: how to make these little round nipple-like silver structures with a small turquoise, part of a vintage (40’s?) silver linked choker. (An obsession at this point but good news is I’ve learned lots along the way including good info on Native American silversmithing but no solution yet. Am trying to resist the urge to saw one in half to really look at it.)
I can’t see any seam around the stone that looks like a bezel seam, or a connection between the inner bezel and its outer rim. Is it 1 or 2 pieces? They are soldered to a round backing.
Looks like a bezel rises out of or sits on top of a …. Hollow round?
I tried to duplicate it by sinking a ready-made bezel cup into a domed ‘washer’. It works, but height is finicky, and the ‘washer’s’ domed sides should be more vertical. I don’t know how to create a cup-like ‘base’ with vertical sides that would hold perhaps a tube bezel stone.
Attached are pictures that I hope illustrate well enough.
I could use tube bezels as a workaround but can’t give up the quest yet and thank you for any help.