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Opal Jewelry6 of 109Unmarked Sterling and Opal Ring14k Opal Earrings (Matching the Necklace)
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    Posted 2 years ago

    kyratango
    (429 items)

    I'm not a jeweller, halas...

    So, this is really not a professional mounting! :-D

    I ordered an oval 925 silver mount only convenient for the opal length.

    The side gaps were filled with polymer clay, leaving open back, opal was pressed in, then I "dressed" the sides with spare little diamonds embeded in the clay. I removed all exceeding clay and carefully removed the opal before baking in oven at 110°C for 15 minutes.

    Once cold, the opal was replaced and secured with superglue applied with a toothpick at back.

    An antique paste removable spare bail from my "in case of" box was added and the hugie is now hanging from a rubber necklace at my neck :-)

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    Comments

    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
      kyratangoed pascale the super
      opal dream dangles from your silken form
      berlovely !!!!!!!!
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Beautiful
    3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Wow! You did an amazing job! Just gorgeous!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Thanks, thanks, THANKS for all these sweet comments, Malkey, Jean and Betweenthelens, and for being so prompt to love my "bricolage" ;-))
    5. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Amazing and beautiful Pascale as always!
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Gorgeous!!
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 2 years ago
      Very good apprentice I could say, you going there very fast, lol
      Nice job again.......;-)
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Fantastic Kryatisation!!! You are truly a magician when it comes to repairing jewelry!
    9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Oh I love opals and you worked your magic again :-) xo
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      What a lovely result! So creative. It is gorgeous:-)
    11. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Jenni, Mrstyndall, thank you for your always encouraging comments! love back to you :-)

      Alan! Thanks! I'm not sure if an apprentice would use putty tacs for stone mounting, lol ;-)))

      Scott! you're always so enthousiastic about my kyratisations, thanks a lot :-D

      Mani, so kind comment from the true angel you are! Thank you XO XO XO

      Mary, thank you, not being able to create a conventional setting, I have to be creative in my "bricolages" ;-)
      This polymer clay is a providence for that...

      Adele, Fortapache, Tigra, Aura, Phil, Mike, Vetraio, Lisa, warm thanks for your lovely visit!
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      Wow Pascale! Such a lovely result, you amaze me with your thinking outside the square for your restorations......well done:-) )
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Kyra - thanks again - I've purchased some "not quite the exact fit" mountings too and you have given a great tutorial on how to close the gaps to snuggle up to the gem.
    14. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 2 years ago
      Genius Pascale!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Judy, thanks! Thinking outside the square is the only way to fix things you don't have the possibility to do in conventional manner...
      Call it the "Mac Giver's way", lol!

      Mary, thank you, glad to bring you a trick for using the "quite not the exact fit" ;-)

      Jewels1900, you're too kind... it is only a "bricolage"! Thank you for your compliment!!!
    16. lentilka11, 12 months ago
      I love it. You have quite a taste!!

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