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« on: November 07, 2011 07:34:22 AM »

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what the metal jewellery settings are called. I want to make my own head-wear for my wedding (I'm not paying loads of money for something like this:

Here's a larger version of it: http://stephaniebrowne.com.au/store/products/St-Tropez-Headpiece.html#

However, I'm struggling to find the name of the settings that the stones go in.
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011 07:52:40 AM »

Dont know what its called or how to make it. Just know that it is incredibly beautiful.
Hope you make something like this and show it us.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011 05:35:07 PM »

Very pretty indeed - I am not sure what those settings are called.  I am wondering if you could make something like this with forged wire pieces shaped into the swirls and wrapped together or soldered together, and then with Swarovski flatbacks glued on with a good 2 part or UV cured glue. 

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011 07:30:21 PM »

Based on a quick look through some of her other products, I'm going to go ahead and assume that those stones are, in fact, glued on. (Nobody goes to that much work building and setting if all they're putting in them are swarovski crystals.) so I'm with the above commentor, your best bet is to build yourself what you want and use swarovski flat backs and some glue to add some sparkle.

(Anyway if y'all were wondering I think they're simulating a couple diffirent settings here; channel setting for the baguette cuts and bead setting for the brilliants)

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012 12:01:45 PM »

Those aren't just glued on, they are set in as well. The metal pieces are custom cast to accommodate for the pointed backs of the stone. She uses channel settings, pave style settings, and a few others, but i would be really surprised if you could just walk out and buy those. Generally it's something that you have to cast for yourself and then hand set the stones.

The only thing I can think of that might get you close is putting together some old jewelry pieces. A bit of solder and maybe some replacement rhinestones might take you pretty far.

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012 06:29:50 AM »

Not sure there is a proper name for this. Seems like jewelry headwear is the way most catalog descriptions have it.

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