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How to Make Pearl Cup Mountings

Making Different Types of Pearl Cup Mountings  - US$32

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How to make Pearl Cup Mountings

This tutorial will teach you in precise detail and easy to follow steps and shows you:

  • - Doming pearl cups
  • - Soldering and Filing Pin
  • - 5 Design alternatives
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Pearls

You will receive :

  • -- 66 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 34 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Bench tips on tools and techniques
How to make file a pearl cup to size
Filing the cup to size. 
how to make pearl cup mounting with pin
Preparing to solder the pin to the cup.

This is a comprehensive jewelry tutorial on making five different pearl cup mountings to be used as pendant and earrings. This also includes many tips on working with pearls. A plethora of pearl cup mountings are available from jewelry supply companies but learning how to make your own gives you an advantage by adding your own design to the mounting.

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Recommended Tool Tips / Videos for this project

This video shows a tool tip on how to file down a pearl cup and solder the pin / awl to the cup.  

And in this video you are shown how to modify your pliers to hold pearl cups.

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