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    Default Halo Pendant

    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...psnsgatdjj.png



    I started with a Cad model of the pendant

    I was using a green stone and white stones for the halo, I cadded the pendant in two parts so I could use white gold for the Halo and yellow gold for the center stone as this makes the white look whiter and the green look greener

    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps9eqf3swu.png


    I cast the parts in 18ct gold

    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...pswgrthv6t.jpg

    I took this picture using a loupe on my phone to try and get a close up
    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...psvdqxwy7b.jpg

    I was checking to see what size stone I need for the halo In the cad they were 1.3 mm after the shrinkage of casting they worked out at 1.25mm its better to get the stones to fit tightly together


    I soldered the parts together after polishing everything up as some parts are hard to get to when assembled also the holes for the stones were opened up with the corresponding ball burr


    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...psjqqahx1w.jpg

    I used a thermolock to hold the pendant so I could cut the setting for the stones


    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...psu8vyghol.jpg




    setting cut ready to fit stones. I used a ball burr and a cylinder burr to cut inbetween the holes



    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps8el8u8s5.jpg

    Halo stones all set

    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...psaj6y8n7s.jpg



    Main stone set it a nice Peridot just over a carat, I tried to make the claws 'pointy' so they were a bit individual




    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...psq2wuz4x7.jpg


    All finished and in a box its a present for a friend


    http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps0jyvrzd7.jpg




    I was hoping the pics would show from the links I may need to investigate how to do this,The pictures are not the best I just snapped them with my phone as I worked

    ***Edit*** I have worked it out but can only add 4 pics in one post so I picked them randomly !
    Last edited by josef1; 12-06-2016 at 02:04 AM. Reason: Trying to add pictures

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    Mmm but you can post a second post as 'Part Two', by using 'Reply'. Be good to see your finished pendant in close up, Joseph.

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    I will do that next time thanks Dennis, It was late on and wine was involved I was quite proud of myself getting four pictures on to be honest! The pendants gone to its new home unfortunately so I cant take a close up, but I will take some better pictures if I do another one

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    That's really lovely Josef!

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    Thanks for the nice feedback :-)

    Dennis I have tried to zoom into one of the pictures and its a bit better


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    That's a pro job, Josef & even better for the improved image.

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    Simply stunning work Josef!

    Regarding how the pendant hangs, does the chain loop through one of the 'slots' that could be seen on the original CAD screenshot?

    Nick

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    Yes, beautifully done Josef. I bet it looks stunning on.

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    Thanks, Yes the chain just loops through its away from the stone and seems to hang straight

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