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« on: December 23, 2015, 09:07:09 am »

Hi!

 Got a few things made for christmas giving ... 2 rings with dragons breath cabochons for my nieces.

 Also a pendent that uses a drilled amethyst crystal and agate cab and a ring with a Herkimer quartz crystal for my sis.

 Hope you all have a fun holiday season HO HO HO!

 



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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 03:02:08 pm »

Nice job. Natural crystals seem to be popular now, especially Amethyst.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 01:13:24 pm »

Nice pendent design dancer5.

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 11:55:44 am »

Thanks you guys.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 03:13:51 pm »

The pendant looks to have been challenging to make. Does the amethyst move freely on the ring ?

Looks really cool !! dancer5
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 08:21:43 am »

Awesome! The amethyst one is especially creative. I never would have thought of setting a crystal that way.

I am really curious as to how that herkimer was set. Is it held in by pressure or is there a bezel? It's hard to tell in the pic.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 08:53:56 am »

Beautiful and unusual, all.
Could you please say more about "dragons' breath". I am not familiar with it.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2016, 09:22:20 am »

Thanks all!

 The amethyst does swing on the 1/2 round circle ... I should have polished the drill hole because it scratches the silver ... next time.

 The Herkimer crystal has 4 prongs made of 1/2 round holding it and kind of protecting the crystal (yes it's hard to make out in the photo).

 Dragons Breath cabs are interesting they have tiny triangle facets along the base of the cabs that cause them to flash a bit like opal.
 I bought them from a seller at etsy.
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