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Making Oval Six Prong Collet 

Make 6 Prong Oval Collet Instruction  - US$18

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Making oval six prong collet instruction

This step by step instruction will teach you in detail and easy to follow pictorials and shows you:

  • - Forming basic bezel
  • - Making wire prongs / claws
  • - Soldering technique
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Oval Gemstone

You will receive :

  • -- 19 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 10 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Personalized tips on tools and techniques
gem and wire for oval six prong collet
Wire and oval gem for this project
Start with base in oval shape
Form an oval base

This standard oval six prong (claw) collet is used in many designs such as rings, pendants, earrings and such. These oval collets are readily available at the suppliers, but it is important for a metalsmith to master the making of these collets to accommodate non-standard gemstones particularly with variation in depth of oval gems. It also allows the to make these oval collets in different metal alloys.

Six Prong Oval Setting Ready for USe

The oval setting is ready for use in jewelry applications 

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