I’ve made a couple set of these, and made my own studs. I think I
used 8mm black onyx and sterling bezel cups. I made the “shank” from
something like 8 or 10ga round wire, and cut disks with my disk cutter
for the base. The challenge was getting everything to stay parallel
and perpendicular during the soldering, but perseverance paid off…
for the most part.
If you want to see a picture of the first set, visit this URL:
That URL sounds kind of sexy, doesn’t it??? “Studlink”
I was thinking that if I were to do a set in gold, I would use hollow
tubing for the shank, rather than solid wire.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)