01 May 2010
new post-setting technique!
my dear friend barb said it could be done, but i was skeptical!
i really don't care for figuring out how to neatly embed bent-up pearl-posts into pendants and rings. it always looks thick, bumpity and awkward (at least mine do!). so i thought maybe i could ball up the ends of fine silver wire, drill holes through the piece, and then run the balled-up wire through a bit of wet metal clay and the tiny hole. then the little bally would just be a decorative element on the back...and VOILA! it worked! the metal clay shrunk up around the wire posts and they're sturdy as can be! this opens up a WORLD of possibilities....