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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

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Spiral bezels for Ornate ring

Question: I just purchased your pattern for the 037 ornate ring and have a question. When adding the spiral bezels, are they placed on top of the base and wired or do they sit along the outside edge of the base, with the base forming a kind of tiny platform for the cabochon to rest on? I hope this makes sense!

Answer: the question makes perfect sense. The spirals sit alongside the outside of the base, that is why the base needs to be the size of the INSIDE OF THE CAB. So that the cab can sit on it without falling through.

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