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  • Originally posted by suchi View Post
    How tough is it to set pearls into plain stud settings? I have been eyeing some of Jac's matched pairs but terrified at the thought of setting them myself since I have never done it before and I am a clumsy person.
    Really easy! This is what I use:

    Pearl peg earring findings with 6mm cup (also available in gold fill and silver):
    https://www.riogrande.com/Product/14...ounting/640434

    Ear nuts (come in various sizes and weights):
    https://www.riogrande.com/Product/ea...-hl-med/646730

    Video tutorial for mounting pearls with glue:
    https://www.riogrande.com/Content/Us...Pearls-VID-psd
    I can't remember if this video shows this but I roughen up the pearl peg a tiny bit with a pair of cutters. Helps the glue to stick.

    I use this 2 part epoxy and have never had a problem but I know some people prefer gel superglue. In future I'll order 2 part epoxy in two separate bottles - easier to control the amount dispensed.

    https://www.riogrande.com/Product/5-...ardener/206024
    Last edited by Sanippy; 06-01-2017, 08:58 AM.

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    • Originally posted by suchi View Post
      How tough is it to set pearls into plain stud settings? I have been eyeing some of Jac's matched pairs but terrified at the thought of setting them myself since I have never done it before and I am a clumsy person.
      Also if you do order from Jac, I recommend choosing a near round/ round pair and not the circleds. The circleds have amazing colours but some aren't round enough for studs and it's hard to tell from the photos as there are no side views.

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      • Nice studs sanippy. I've yet to try diy-ing studs. Definitely something for the future.

        My pearls yesterday... also from Jac
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        • Fantastic. Thanks Sanippy.

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          • Kalmen your strand is gorgeous!

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            • Kalmen that strand is gorgeous! Are they the dark multicolour mix?

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              • Gorgeous studs, sanippy! and necklace, kalmen! Jac has some wonderful pearls <3
                Check out my jewelry here

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                • Wonderful necklace kalmen. Pretty studs Sanippy

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                  • Kalmen, your strand is stunning! Was that one of the multi colored strands he had assembled? If so, I believe his girlfriend (who has her own jewelry line) put those colors in place. She has an amazing eye and a gorgeous collection: http://hinerava.com

                    Sanippy, your studs are wonderful! Suchi, one thing to remember about making studs...measure the size of the peg before having your pearls drilled, otherwise your peg might be too large for the drill hole. Also keep in mind the size of the pearl cup to be used, if the pearls are irregularly shaped (near rounds/off rounds) you'll want to use a smaller pearl cup otherwise you may end up with gaps around the edges. And sometimes it is better to use a flatter pad than a cup, especially if the pearls are more button shaped. Finally, when ordering the backings, do pay attention to the post size as the backings have different sized openings for the post.

                    I've used epoxy and superglue both with wonderful success. Just remember, you only need a little bit of either...too much and you'll make a mess and have to start over, too little and the pearl won't hold properly.
                    http://www.oceanscovejewelry.com
                    Instagram: Ocean's Cove

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                    • Thanks Jerseypearl. I guess i will start with some FW pairs from Wen to practice.

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                      • Thank you all.
                        JP yes it was a matched strand he sold previously.
                        Thanks for sharing his gf website..she does have a good eye. I love the colours on the strand

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                        • Great studs, Sanippy!

                          Kalmen, gorgeous strand. I just love multicolored Tahitians.
                          Instagram: @LiliasTreasures

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                          • Oh, Kalmen22, that strand is gorgeous.

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                            • Battah, I love your creation. Very beautiful and unique!

                              Sannipy--Your studs are gorgeous!

                              Kalmen--That is such a wonderful multicolored Tahitian strand!! I do love it and would love one like it!

                              (Just remember that superglue is water soluble.) I also really like hypocement for glue projects because of the fine tip.

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                              • Just visited Hinerava.com...$25,000 for multi colored Tahitians...whew!!

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