Half drilled pearls are great fun to use and look wonderful. Anyone who has been on any of our workshops will know that I am very anti glue but this is one time I use it.
Pearl Ring – I cut a silver disc and textured it with a riveting hammer then used a doming block to bowl it then pickled the bowl.
I then checked which wire was the best fit for the pearl and soldered a wire in the middle of the bowl and cut it down until it was the right length.
I formed the ring and soldered it onto the back of the bowl and pickled and polished the ring.
The pearl would be glued onto the wire when the ring was completely finished – I am still considering oxidizing the inside of the bowl so am holding off gluing until I have made up my mind 😉
Here are a couple more examples – Earrings I have made using half drilled pearls.
A Setting A Day – This week I posted a different setting technique each day –
Day 1 A Setting A Day – Day 1 – Cute Prong Set Turquoise Ring
Day 2 A Setting A Day – Day 2 – Bezel Set Ring
Day 3 A Setting A Day – Day 3 – Sweet & Simple – Pearls on Wires – Step by Step
Day 4 – A Setting A Day – Day 4 – Fabulous Tube Setting
Day 5 – A Setting A Day – Day 5 Sea GlassRings