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Posted on Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:08 am
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Hello whoever reads this Laughing

I am looking for some instructions or help regarding setting stones in weaves. I have only been weaving for a couple of months now and have seen a few stones set in this manner and would appreciate any help or guidance in finding information on how-to.

Thanks!

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Posted on Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:23 pm
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Hiya,

Do you have any pics so we can get a better idea of what you're trying to do?

There are a few articles about, if you search.

if you can also include a pic of the stones you're trying to set you might be able to get some specific advice, I've done a few round beads trapped in a maille net, that I've been very happy with, but there are lots of options.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Posted on Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:57 pm
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Howdy,

Thanks for replying to my question. I am very new to this site and I must say I cannot believe the amount of information I have found here....this site is fantastic!!!

Since posting, I have found exactly the settings I am referring to. Hawkwolf has a pic in the gallery under "jewellery: other" page 3 of 25x18mm cabochons wrapped with 3n1 HP stainless 20ga...and they are beautiful!

Now I just have to get my head wrapped around how to do the HP 3n1. Geez, I've been trying and I've got a mental block happenin here Laughing

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Posted on Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:39 am
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HP 3 in 1 is hard to start, but not too bad once you get going, its worth keeping a bit as a seed to start new bits from, it's easier than starting new chains of hp...

it looks to me like Hawkwolf has run the half persian around the edge of the stone, with the concave side of the weave facing in

(poor ascii graphics time)

cross section

hp______________ hp
/ / Stone \ \
\ \______________/ /

I'd try making a half persian chain 1 link too short to go around the edge of the stone, and then using blue-tac or tape to hold it in place while putting the last links in place to hold it together.

hope my explanation makes sense, if not let me know and I'll try to do better.

Also Hawkwolf might be willing to provide more accurate instructions, I'd suggest sending a PM

note for interested others this is the pic discussed


they do look great, I can see why you'd like to do something like that Smile

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Posted on Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:51 am
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What's up, Wired?

I like your agate slice, that is a neat one!

Just in case you're still interested, I'll direct you to this thread on TRL:
Cab wrap question

Hope this helps, and it's really an honor to know I've inspired someone! Coif Cool Smiley

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Posted on Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:27 pm
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Nuff said.

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Posted on Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:32 am
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LASture wrote:


Nuff said.


Actually, no.

Gorilla Glue is an expanding exopy, and after it's done curing (usually 24 hours or less) a lot of the glue has foamed through the maille making it look like s**t.

Personally, I have used (and wholeheartedly recommend) E6000. It's an industrial-grade jewelers/craft epoxy. Dried clear, no foaming, no expanding and holds *great*! I currently have a 12" diameter round mirror I've wrapped in 14g 3/8" ID Galvy (a much maligned metal in my opinion, btw) 3/4 persian and held in place with a thin (maybe 1/8") bead of E6000 around the edge of the weave on the back of the mirror. Looks great and holds wonderfully.

I get mine at my local Jo-Ann Fabrics craft section for about $7.00 tube.

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Posted on Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:47 am
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E6000 is good. The only problem I have with it is it is easy to peel off once it dries, and it is affected by too much contact with water and easily affected by solvents. Devcon jewelers epoxy is the best I've used. It's expensive at about $12.00 USD for half an ounce, but it's the strongest stuff out there, dries clear, and is not affected by water or solvents (including gasoline). Since I found it I won't use anything else.

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Posted on Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:56 am || Last edited by Former_Gallery_Admin on Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:57 pm; edited 1 time in total
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Bah, I just dug up a link for it: http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H201955TL Fire Mountain carries it in the full ounce dispenser now, and at over half off what I paid the last time I bought it from them.

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Posted on Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:26 am
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E6000 is freaking amazing. It holds all...

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Posted on Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:33 am
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agreed... E6000 pwns


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Posted on Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:48 am
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along with about 30 screws e6000 is the only thing holding my saw rig together, (believe me, even with the screws that IS a job) the chamical sticnk of it lingers for days if you use it inside, be safe, use it outside


should note too that it is slightly flexible when dry so expect this if you use it, but it does work well on crystals, base stones, and resins(ie "fresh" amber)


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Posted on Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:34 pm
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Would just a generic super glue work? I've never tried wrapping a stone in mail, but I've seen some crazy glue brands that aren't exactly mainstream, but I've nearly stuck my hands together because of the stuff.

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Posted on Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:40 pm
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Super glue is generally only useful to hold parallel, clean, smooth surfaces together. It won't fill spaces, like the area you would need to cover between the curved surface of a ring, and the porous surface of a stone.

Epoxy, on the other hand, flows in and around things and hardens as-is, so it fills air spaces and replaces them with new structural material.


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Posted on Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:42 am
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don't remember where I got this link from, could be what you're in the market for, do some digging, they've got some pretty fun things in there

http://wire-sculpture.com/patterns/jewelrypattern115.php


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