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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / How to affix/set a nice stone to a piece of sculpey/clay/jewelry on: April 11, 2013 11:10:50 AM

I've made a small object out of sculpey-style clay, and I'd like to embed a very small gemstone in it. I can easily make a little nook for it, but I want to use a real stone, which means I don't want it to fall out. Is glue or epoxy safe enough or should I try to solder/weld it in? I'm not sure the sculpey could take that kind of treatment and the socket will be very small. Any ideas?

Also, I plan to paint the clay, but I'd like it to have a more ceramic sheen. Is varnish my best bet or should I use a glossy mod podge. Or are those essentially the same?

Thanks for the help,
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / metal bar bead search request on: March 04, 2008 12:01:13 PM
I''m looking for a certain type of bead and I have had no luck finding it. Maybe it doesn''t exist, but what I''m seeking is a thin metal bar (not a hollow tube, but a solid cylindrical bar, either gold, sterling, pewter, whatever) that has a small loop on each side. The bar would be about an inch long, maybe a little more. Simple, right? All I can find, though, are tubes, and then bars with loops on the top-middle. Some finding things are close, but none are quite right.  I've also thought about making them myself out of wire, but I want something pretty hard and thick.  I live in NYC, so you have to figure that these things are around. And then there''s the internet. But maybe the object's only a dream. Any and all help is appreciated.
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