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Topics: Tools, Stonesetting

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What tools should I use to stretch the Sterling silver bezel for a cabochon that has fallen out of it's setting? Which tool do I use to get the bezel down around the stone again?
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Topics: Mountings, Settings, Bezel Cups

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How do I find bezel cups made from recycled materials?
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Topics: Swarovski, Rhinestones, Rivoli Findings

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I made a very simple necklace using the rivoli's set in the cups with loops on both ends; I then added them to a chain and they are about 2.5 inches apart. The problem is they won't stay face up. any suggestions?
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Topics: Settings, Drop and Link

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I am making drops, links, etc.. Some of your filigree drops say cabochons. Can I use a crystal or rhinestones in these settings? Like a 4mm stone with pointed back instead of flat. I have bought several styles in these and have lots of crystals and rhinestones and would like to use them in your drop and link settings. Thanks.
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Topics: Findings, Bail, Bezel

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Which bail do I buy to attach to a sterling silver bezel cup and how do I go about this? I want to make pendants. Kind regards,
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Topics: Bond-a-Stud Dots

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Can Bond-a-Stud dots be cut smaller?
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Topics: Cabochons, Settings

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What size settings do you use with what size cabochons?
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Topics: Cabochon Settings, Bezel Cups

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Can you use bezel cups inside cab settings? If yes, which ones?
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Topics: Gemstones, Mountings

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Is it better to put a smaller stone in a larger setting, or a larger stone in a smaller setting?
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Topics: Wrap-Tite® Settings, Setting Stones and Cabochons

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How does a Wrap-Tite® setting work?
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Topics: Adhesives, Settings

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What is the best glue to use for brooches and cab settings?
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Topics: Snap-Tites®, Faceted Gems

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How do I use Snap-Tites and what sizes of stone fit in them?
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Topics: Sure-Set™ Settings, Faceted Gems

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How do I use Sure-Set™ settings, and what sizes of stones fit in them?
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How do I know what size stone is going to fit into my ear stud or pendant? If the ear stud is 8mm do I get 8mm stone? Thank you for your wonderful jewelry catalog and website, it's a blessing to me since I'm a beginner.
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Topics: Undrilled Pearls, Earring Settings

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What type of earring settings can I use for an undrilled pearl? I have a pair of perfectly matched pearls and I hate the setting they are in. I just want to reset them so I can wear them. They are approximately 4mm.
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Topics: Gluing a Cabochon, Setting Cabochons

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I have two questions:

1) How do you glue a cabochon into a setting that doesn't have a back? If I glue around the edge, I still have problems with it being too easy for the cabochon to come off.

2) Besides the metal settings that are sold, are there other ways to create a setting that would allow a cabochon to become a pendant without drilling a hole in the cabochon? Thanks.
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Topics: Wrap-Tite® Link Settings

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I need spacers to use between chain lengths that I can set stones in that have no holes; something like the Snap-Tite® settings. The only ones I've seen so far are pendant, earring and bracelet settings. Please let me know if you carry something like this. Thank you!
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Topics: Crystal and Cubic Zirconia Earring Designs

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I would like to make some crystal and cubic zirconia earrings. I can't find the ones with holes or any examples.
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Topics: Setting Stones in Earring Findings

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I just purchased leverback earrings with settings to set stones into. I have both cabochons and faceted stones, which one is appropriate for this type of setting? Also, can you please advise how to set the stones so I'm sure they stay secure?
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Topics: Earrings with Half-Drilled Beads

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What findings do I need to make earrings with half-drilled beads?
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