Hello metal people,
As we are on the subject of pearls, can anyone tell me a good way to
set mabe (blister) pearls. They are produced here in Vietnam on a
small island in the south part of the country and I decided to have a
holiday and buy some at the same time. Needless to say I come back
with a bag of them. A more expensive vacation than I had planned!
These are raised on the island waters then sent to Bangkok for adding
the back which I think is called doublet made of the inside of mother
of pearl shell. The problem is the back is not flat, sort of domed
and very slippery. I have been reading all the suggestions of
cardboard, glue etc but no one mentioned setting dome back mabe
Just thought some one else might have a new idea for these.
Thanks a lot in advance.
Sharron in Saigon sitting by the open window, by the river, as the
soft warm winds blow in and the palm branches rustle.