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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Hanaleimom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    I've never had granulation come off before. That's too bad about the earrings. Maybe the manufacturer would be willing to repair it.
    Thanks for your reply. Luckily it happened a couple days after I bought them. I returned them.

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    yeah- they look amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    As long as the blob at the end of the pin is properly soldered on (I have known them come off but usually immediately) then they are in fact more secure than relying just on a blob of glue
    The blob at the end of the pin is usually the end of the wire, melted. When you heat the wire enough, it simply melts back onto itself, and forms the ball. Also, close to where metal is heated, it becomes more pliable. Perhaps this was the cause of the ball coming off, if there was some space between the ball & the pearl, and it was knocked or pushed, it may have broken at that point. If the pearl is right up against the ball, it protects the softest part of the wire.
    I think most of the "Lowly Beaders" earrings are made using fully drilled pearls, so there are sure to be lots of gorgeous design ideas, which could be interpreted in precious metal, from those sources.
    Also, I am in total awe of granulation! Those tiny balls are fused to the surface, by heating the metal *almost* to the point where it melts, bearing in mind, that small pieces of gold melt quicker than larger pieces, and the temperature is very hard to gauge, while the whole thing is nearing glowing cherry red. An absoulute triumph, Carolyn!

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    Hi Annuta,

    I made these resently from a pair of semi-dangling earrings I wasn't using. I used pondslime keshis from Kojima and a set of 14K headpins that I wired to the posts. For me it was a very happy solution to not wanting the pearl dangling from a hook.




    - Karin

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    Reviving an old thread.
    I have a nice SSP, drilled through that I want to turn into a pendant. Is there a website to look for a setting for it? All I see is for a half-drilled pearls.
    Thank you in advance!

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    Some people use a setting for a half drilled pearl and just fill in the hole on the bottom.

    Edit: You may want to read this: How to Plug a Drill Hole?

    Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 11-24-2018 at 06:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    Some people use a setting for a half drilled pearl and just fill in the hole on the bottom.

    Edit: You may want to read this: How to Plug a Drill Hole?
    Thank you, Pearl Dreams!
    That is exactly the answer I was looking for.

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