How to set a Flat Cabochon into a Filigree Setting

Filigree Set by Carmi Cimicata

I have been making some unique jewelry sets with our vintage Japanese Porcelain cabochons (almost out of stock) and our filigree settings.

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There are so many choices in this collection.  The rings are fabulous for showing off a special cabochon.

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The issue you may discover is that these vintage components were not designed to fit directly into these setting.  The jewels normally set, have a pointed back, such as those we already selected to work with these items.

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But I could not resist showing off these vintage items.

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The filigree is a perfect frame for these floral themed cabochons.

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So many of the sizes we have in flat cabochons fit into the filigree so I made an effort to set them as though they also had a pointed back.

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That is when apoxie clay really comes in handy.  It is the ideal “glue” because it holds its shape and allows you to press something into it which will cure in place.

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I used a little here on on Tropical Punch Flower Maker.  You can see that the flat setting now appears to be set on air.

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Mix and match cabochons with some help from an epoxy two part clay.

Japanese-Cabachons

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