by Dana C Smith.
(Ocean City, MD)
Well, the disaster part happened when I was trying to mount this lovely silver gray Tahitian pearl on a ring post.
Somehow, in fitting it on after applying jeweler’s glue, I got too rough with the pearl, and snapped off the post… in the pearl.
Too little to grab and work out with a tool, and no know-how to otherwise remove the silver post.
What to do….?
So I made a goldfilled cage pendant to curve around the pearl and hold it; some 16 gauge dead soft 14kt goldfilled wire, hammered a bit and bent up and through to loop and create a bail, and a little manipulation to work-harden the metal.
A rescue was performed. I like it!