View Full Version : Bead setting/pave styles

20-01-2016, 11:13 AM
The past few years I`ve mostly been doing things the more modern way...but I for some reason had an urge to buy myself some hss half rounds & a spitz stick with wooden handles :-p
Seems there is too much modern stuff & it can look abit too mechanical?

I quite like the rougher hand done method (I think)! probably likely to look abit messy under the scope but we`ll see.
May end up having to do a hybrid version.

Just wondered what you lot think about the different styles..,.?

20-01-2016, 01:31 PM
It would be very interesting to see the difference in pictures. Dennis.

21-01-2016, 07:18 AM
So it would Dennis.

Did find this photo from the mid 90`s....don`t think it`s possible to replicate with modern methods where the stones need to be close together.
Think this has abit more character than uniformly placed beads? at least you can`t get two jobs 100% identical the old way.
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/Gemsetterchris/DSCN0009_zpsp3jvkm6q.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/Gemsetterchris/media/DSCN0009_zpsp3jvkm6q.jpg.html)