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« on: May 16, 2011 06:09:47 PM »

I recently purchased some locket settings online and found out they weren't exactly the same size they were listed as. They have a very oddly sized 27x33mm spot for a cameo, cabochon, etc. I plan on putting my own artwork under a clear cabochon, but I cannot find the size I need anywhere! I'm new to jewelry design and was wondering if anyone knew of an easy way to make a clear cabochon the size I need (approximately 27x35mm) or if anyone makes/sells them or knows of a place I can buy them. I'm not picky about the material so long as it's transparent. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011 07:30:23 AM »

You could try TAP Plastics. They sell clear acrylic cabs in a lot of different sizes.

http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=139&
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011 07:39:27 AM »

Couldn't you also just use epoxy resin (or epoxy glue**) over the top of your artwork (before or after putting in the cabochon setting)?  Or you could even use some of the "dimensional" white glues like Diamond Glaze 2--but give that a tougher surface afterward with clear gloss polyurethane (water-based/indoor) or with clear fingernail polish.

You could also put your artwork in a mold with the resin as an "embedment," or in a "permanent cell" with it...be sure to seal the paper first, and any ink if needed.
More info about using epoxy resin in various ways, sealing, etc, here:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/other_materials.htm

And here are some examples of epoxy resin that end up looking like cabochons or maybe similar to what you want:
http://skinnerstudio.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-to-embed-paper-into-resin-part-two.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Xn-xf_GqY (this is part 2 of a 3-parter)

** btw, the "Devcon 2 Ton 30 Min. Set" version of epoxy glue turns out clearer than most of the rest   
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011 07:56:50 AM »

glue your artwork into the setting then put some resin on top. viola!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011 06:56:49 PM »

RESIN. And if you're afraid of mixing and setting and getting dust in it, etc, Lisa Pavelka has a UV resin that sets up quickly in the sun or under a UV lamp.  I use it when I don't have the patience of Job, or when I want lots of layers and colors.
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