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

New Global Chic Channel Beads and Two Part Apoxie

Global Chic

You are seeing unique crystal and clay channel beads that are easy to make and then string on our new Global Chic tapestry cord.

Global Chic Channel Beads

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The project begins with our new Global Chic channel beads which are available is several shapes and sizes.  We also used Apoxie Sculpt, some diamond back crystals and a Crystal Katana tool.

Two Part Apoxy

Following the manufacturers instructions I made a small batch of clay.  It air cures, so no oven needed.

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The “channel” of the bead gives you a perfect place to add clay.  The edges keep the clay from protruding out the sides.  The wooden tool you see is the Crystal Katana.  It makes picking up the crystals easy and fast.  You can see in this image how crystals were simply embedded in the clay.

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A combination of crystal sizes also helps you to create interesting patterns.

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The two finished beads air cured for 24 hours.  Then can now be incorporated into other Global Chic designs.

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We could also pair these finished beads with some of the Global Chic Geometric Chain. Options are endless.  You can switch the color of the clay or crystals to create unique beads that coordinate with any component in this collection.

Global-Chic

KLIK and Stampendous Blog Hop Projects

Lea Kimmel – KLIK It, KLIK it Good!

Pam Hornschu – Jewelry In A Snap

Pam Hornschu – Klik Klik Klik – BOOOOO!

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Mona Lisa In Clay with Stampendous and Klik by Carmi Cimicata

 

Amy Hurley-Purdie – Klik Blog Hop Bracelet

Silhouette KLIK Necklace With Stampendous Glitters by Carmi Cimicata for Metal Complex

Klik and Stampendous Mica Fragment Bezels by Carmi Cimicata for Metal Complex

Jamie Martin Flower Bracelet Project

Jamie Martin – Butterfly Bracelet Theme

Janelle Stollfus – KLIK Bezel Blank Necklace

Tenia Nelson – Klik Necklace

Tenia Nelson – Klik Bracelet

We would like to extend our thank yous to all the bloggers who participated in this blog hop.  You have given everyone lots of inspiration for our KLIK components.