Our range of Huggie claw settings have arrived! These settings are beginner-friendly settings that have flexible claws, which easily grab your favourite stones. We love using them with irregularly shaped stones such as crystals and sea glass, which are usually difficult to create a setting for by hand. Our Huggies are available on our website as a ring, ear studs and link setting so you can make lots of beautiful handmade jewellery with your favourite gems!
2. Choose a suitably sized stone to fit the setting and place it into the setting.
3. Use your finger to support the stone and use the side of pliers to push the claws over the stone to set securely in place.
4. If needed, you can use wire cutters to trim the claws and adjust to fit the stone better.
There are plenty of tools to help you support your work during the setting process! Take a look at our go-to tools below. You could also adapt your bench peg to help you with many areas of jewellery making, for example you can drill a hole into your bench to insert and support earring posts.
A hand vice is a versatile tool that is great for holding and supporting jewellery items while working. It also has holes and pegs, which you can position to prevent your piece from swivelling or moving while working on it. Not to mention is can also be used as a wire jig for creating earwires and links with wire!
Discover our large range of natural rough crystals for creating beautiful handmade jewellery designs!
Unsure of what stone you'd like to use? Browse through our wide selection of gemstones and see what we have to offer.
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!