The Art of Metal Clay by Sherri Haab »
InstructionsI found the instructions for creating a stone set in a silver clay pendant in a really good book about metal clay. Well worth a read for beginners. I just followed the basic frame work for the pendant, then altered the detailing for my own piece. The is The Art of Metal Clay by Sherri Haab. The chapter that these instructions can be found in is called Making Bezels for Delicate Stones.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Formal / Bridal, Victorian / Steampunk
PMC3 silver clay, fine silver bezel, Russian charoite cabochon, sterling silver snake chain
What was your inspiration?
Jewelry from the art Nouveau period.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure the seam in your bezel has been fired long enough and that you used enough clay slip or else the bezel may actually split when firing the entire pendant with the bezel attached. The shrinking of the clay during the firing process can cause a lot of stress on the bezel.