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    Default Organic channel setting

    Hi all,

    I've been really struggling for time lately, and not been on in a while, but have finally finished my attempts at an organic channel setting, originally inspired by Nick's thread here: http://www.cooksongold.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8653.

    In the end I changed my mind about using pearls and set them with 1.1mm black rough diamonds instead.

    My first one was more on the organic side as I messed up carving the channel a fair bit:

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    But the second one was a lot tidier and I'm quite pleased with it:

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    As always any feedback most welcome and big thanks again for all the advice on these way back when I started the project

    Faith

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    My my, shows what you can do, Faith.
    Obviously the best way to judge them is on the hand, without magnification, but I quite like them a bit uneven, so that they show as individual stones.
    Maybe half way between the two, or less regular stones, if there is such a thing. Dennis.

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    Hey Dennis, thank you

    You know I think I agree with you. The first I made too many mistakes so I felt like the end result was a bit more luck than judgement, and that made me want to do the second one really precise - but I think it has a little less charm for that.

    I bet that's the hardest skill of all isn't it, precisely making things that look imprecise!

    I've found getting roughs that size at all quite tricky so I think it'll be on my list of things to look out for rather than go on a crusade and have another go if I find some good contenders.

    Thanks again
    Faith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faith View Post

    I bet that's the hardest skill of all isn't it, precisely making things that look imprecise!
    I'd say it's the second hardest, Faith.

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    Hey Mark,

    What the hardest skill then lol?

    Faith

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    My old tutor said 'Pleasing irreguality', poor thing.

    If you can make the IJL at Olympia, Sep 3rd-5th (www.jewellerylondon.com) you should be able to pick your own. They have a good gemstone section. Register in advance and it's free. Dennis.
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    That's a good way of putting it

    Ooo well at least it's open on a weekend day, I'm miles and miles away but I've put it in the diary, might be able to make the Sunday I went to the Jewellery Trade Centre in Bangkok last year (my other half was poorly for a day of holiday so it sounded like a good plan for me). I cannot describe the goodies there, 3 floors of gemstones............

    Faith

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    lovely result - you should be mega pleased

    London Jewellery Show is always a treat! Would love to go again myself!

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    Hey thanks Wallace I've never tried a channel set before these so I am real pleased

    Yeah I think I'll definitely try and go this year, it sounds great!

    Faith

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    I think its really difficult to make organic look good.
    Personally I think the setting would need to be chunkier and more uneven to make it work really well.

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