How To Set Gemstones In Gallery Wire Settings
Gallery wire settings are a popular choice for making jewellery as they are so simple and so many possibilities for beautiful designs.
Find below our most popular questions about gallery wire settings and how you can use them to create earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
What is a gallery wire setting?
Gallery wire settings are made for cabochon stones and are available in a range of sizes and styles. They have a patterned wire around the outside, making them a delicate and more decorative alternative to other jewellery settings. Use the gallery wire setting to gently push the wire over your chosen stone to keep it secure.
What if my stone is too shallow for the gallery wire setting?
If you find that your chosen gemstone is too shallow and doesn't look quite right in the setting, we would recommend placing a loop of wire at the bottom of the setting to raise the gemstone up slightly.
What if my stone is high domed?
If you have a stone which has a particularly high dome, you can add a touch of Devcon Epoxy Glue at the bottom of the setting to make sure your stone will sit securely in the setting.
Watch Our Tutorial On How To Set Gemstones In Gallery Wire Settings
What Are My Options For Designs?
Gallery wire pendant settings are a great choice if you want to create a design focused on gemstones. Available in a range of sizes to suit your design, choose from round or oval to create a focal necklace, drop earrings or even a charm on a bracelet.
Gallery link settings are also available in round and oval shapes, providing a brilliant setting to incorporate into drop earrings, bracelets and necklaces. You can easily add charms or other gemstones with these links, for those eye-catching designs.
We love our range of ring settings! They come in many sizes and styles, with a selection of adjustable rings too so you don't have to worry about finger sizes.
This shell ring is so pretty and it couldn't be easier to set your favourite gemstone cabochon for an instant design.
Also in this section:
- The Essential Tools For Setting Gemstones
- Your Guide To Stone Setting Burrs For Jewellery Making
- What Is A Bezel Rocker?
- Types Of Settings & How To Use Them
- Types Of Settings For Calibrated Cabochon Stones
- Types Of Settings For Faceted Stones
- Types Of Settings For Free-Form Stones & Crystals
- Calibrated Gemstones & Size Tolerance In Jewellery Making
- Ready Made Settings vs Making Your Own Settings
- 7 Ways To Make Your Own Gemstone Ring
- How To Set Earstuds For Half Drilled Beads
- How to Set Flat Plates and Milled Edge Jewellery Settings
- How To Set Snaptite Settings
- How To Set Gemstones In Gallery Wire Settings
- How To Set Backset Settings
- How To Set Wraptite Settings
- How To Use Huggie Claw Settings For Crystals & Sea Glass
- What Are Bell Caps For Jewellery Making?
- How To Set A Pre-Notched Setting
- How To Set Claw Settings
- How To Make A Decorative Ring Setting For A Free Form Cabochon
- How To Make A Tube Setting For A Faceted Stone
- 4 Drilled Sea Glass Earring Projects
- Jewellery Making With Sea Glass: Drilling & Stone Setting Tutorials
- How To Drill Sea Glass For Jewellery Making
- How Much Bezel Strip/Gallery Wire Do I Need?
- Types Of Bezel Cups
- How to Adjust Bezel Settings to Fit Cabochons
- How To Set A Cabochon In A Bezel Setting
- How To Make A Gemstone Ring With A Bezel Cup
- How To Make A Bezel Set Cabochon Ring With 'Made By Oonagh'
- How To Make A Sea Glass Ring With Bezel Setting
- How To Make Bezel Set Cabochon Earstuds
- How To Make A Sea Glass Necklace With Backless Bezel Setting
- How To Bezel Set A Free Form Cabochon Onto A Textured Silver Pendant
- How To Make A Textured Pendant With A Freeform Gemstone Slice
- How To Make A Claw Set Cabochon Pendant
- How To Make A Prong/Claw Setting For Irregular Shapes Stones
- How to Make A Wire Edged Setting
- How To Make A Balled Claw Ring Setting
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- The Process Of Remodelling A Gemstone Ring With 'Honey Bee Design'
HAVE A QUESTION?
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.
You can learn more and find inspiration by visiting our Jewellery Making Tutorials, Jewellery Making Kits and YouTube Channel. Don't forget to follow us on social media and tag us in your designs on Instagram & Facebook, we would love to see!