Customized Stock Earrings
This project features a stock pair of earrings that are customized for cultured pearls. The request was to design earrings that would be unique, modern and functional - within a tight budget. To prepare them for the addition of 22-karat yellow gold granulation and the cultured pearls, a groove was created using a diamond wheel. A separating disc would have also worked. This groove will allow the beads to be positioned a bit lower on the earrings. Pearl posts were made and soldered.
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This sketch features a stock pair of earrings that are customized for cultured pearls. The request was to design earrings that would be unique, modern and functional - within a tight budget.
Once the fusion-welding is completed, the earrings are finished and the cultured pearls set.
This modification of a stock item provided a good customized alternative to starting a design from scratch while providing the customer with a unique item of jewelry on a budget. The granulation took 15 minutes to complete.
Tack-, fusion- and pulse-arc equipment settings will differ and are based upon the volume, amount of contact and alloy of the material you are working with. Practicing using like materials will give you a parameter for the settings required for your application. Keep a record of settings and tasks for future reference.
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