(a) Sterling silver, 3" x 4", 22 gauge (b) sterling silver, the size of your cab, 22 gauge (c) sterling silver wire, 6", 16 gauge (d) cabochon, minimum 18 x 20 mm, whatever shape you like (e) medium, easy solder (f) premade silver chain.
HAND TOOLS: Jewelers saw, #2/0 sawblades, 2 pair extra
long round or needle nose pliers, #2 hand fi le, automatic
or hand center punch (and mallet), #55 drill bit, wire/solder snips, and flex shaft.
FINISHING TOOLS: 9 micron 3-M finishing film, oxidizer of
your choice, and green scrubbie.
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2010