Monday, May 11, 2015
Copper and Stone Necklaces
These are some of the stone slabs I got in Tucson. They were just rough cut so I took a lapidary class so I could learn how to make make them into beautiful polished stones.
I made one cab in class and decided that I never wanted to make another one again. I don't have any interest in bezel settings they just always look so prissy. When you bezel set it hides the back and sides of the beautiful stones. Necklace wth neck wire $70.00
I ended up leaving one or more of the sides of my rocks with a rough edge so they kept some of the natural feel. To show off the stones I soldered up these simple prong settings so the stones can be seen all the way around.
The stone settings moved all over on the smooth neck wires so I updated the hinged neck wires to include a little u in the front to keep the stones centered. I have several sizes because these really aren't on size fits all but one size does fit most.