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Can filigree stampings be bent over a stone or crystal like a setting?

Many jewelry designers use Guyot filigree in what is often referred to as a filigree wrapping technique. This technique is an excellent option for oddly shaped or off-sized stones for which a setting cannot be found. This can also be employed with very large and/or shaped beads. 

It gives the jewelry designer options for showing off the wrapped element to its best advantage and adds visual interest to the jewelry. Additionally, with so many piercings, filigrees offer locations for jump rings to be attached, so the item can be hung as a pendant or earrings, without having to solder or glue.

Good quality filigree will be bendable with a minimal amount of breakage. If breakage is a problem, however, annealing the brass will make it more malleable.

 

 

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