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« on: December 03, 2018, 07:05:06 am »

If it were me, I would do something like what George shows in his picture. You've already established that the fordite is fragile and brittle, so I think I'd forgo any experiments in drilling.

I made some crystal earrings a few years ago and will see if I can find them and take a picture. I cut a groove on the outside of the top of the crystal and used snap-in prong settings upside down to mount them in; no glue. But considering the size of the fordite, I'd do tests and see if could use glue along with a bezel setting (like George's). A good, two part epoxy ought to be okay. If you think you can make a groove it would give you a mechanical hold along with the glue, in case the epoxy fails.

Good luck!
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