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on Apr 26, 2013 12:08 PM

I  bought some semi precious gemstone chunks and chips(undrilled).  I'm llooking or something to mount them, something like a pendant bail, but that will hold odd shaped pieces and  not necessarily dangle.  What am I looking for?

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SCB1 wrote
on Apr 26, 2013 12:16 PM

Undrilled, odd shaped, I would put them in wire cages. 

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D.M.Z wrote
on Apr 26, 2013 12:36 PM

Windy, do a google for B'Sue Boutiques and then go to her bezel/frame page (look in the column on the left for it, near the top). If some of your chips are smallish, you can put them in these frames using Ice Resin. B'Sue does videos on tons of subjects and may have done one on this type of thing.

Undrilled items can also be mounted in a frame that you could make out of PMC (precious metal clay) in one of the metals they have, I like bronze and copper myself. You could make a larger frame and bail and use the Ice Resin or a glue to mount the pieces. Donna

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pinkswastika wrote
on May 15, 2013 6:20 AM

Any chance of posting a picture so that we could get an idea about what you are dealing with?

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on May 15, 2013 6:58 AM

I'll  get a pic as soon as I can.

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on May 15, 2013 11:48 AM

I would search for 'bezels' or 'bezel frames'

There are a lot of different designs out there, as they have been popular for polymer clay and resin-based projects as well.

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on May 15, 2013 1:58 PM

Just tossing out another thought, but I wonder if they would work with something like the two-part Crystal Clay or another type of epoxy clay that's available?

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on May 16, 2013 8:21 AM


best pic I could get with my cell.  They  range between 20 and 50mm

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