Gem Set plugs

 

New assorted gem set plugs. This is the first batch of plugs I've made with assorted tube settings.  Different sizes and shapes accounted for.  I've had the idea for a while and figured out the logistics to make them work.  Each gem is set in a tube, and set into wood. Full light exposure of all the stones  by security of the metal. These are all currently available, some of them are listed on etsy right now.  The options here are not by any means limited to different woods, gems, and metals that are options.  Please contact me with any questions.

 

 

32 mm Bethlahem olivewood inlayed and set 12 mm peridot colored cz, in a brass 8 point square setting, in amboyna burl, in olivewood from Bethlahem.

 

1 inch gem settings[/caption] 12 mm natural rose cut smoky quartz in a brass star setting, in amboyna burl, in maple burl.   

 3/4 pistachio, brass, smoky quartz. 8 mm rose cut naturalsmoky quartz in the star setting.  You can see how well it lights up from behind. 

 

1 inch tiger ebony and ruby 12 mm lab created ruby, in brass square setting, in tiger ebony.

1 inch tiger ebony ruby and brass

1 inch amboyna burl bud setting[/caption] I really enjoy these ones.  The 4 point copper bud setting is holding a 16 mm checkerboard quartz in place pretty solid.  Fully open back looks like a kaleidoscope in your ear. Simple floral motif to compliment the setting carved into the concave face. Both of these settings themselves were made with an old copper pipe fitting, making use of an otherwise ordinary object for ornamental purposes.

 

 I will be playing with more variations of these on all scales.  Different sizes, cuts of stone and more similar settings, maybe some silver too.  If these inspire any ideas, please do contact me.  I really enjoy these types of projects in particular.


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