Quick Tip: How to Set an Austrian Crystal Fancy Stone with a Popsicle Stick

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Designer: Julie Bean
In this quick tip video, learn how to securely set a Austrian crystal fancy stone into a pronged setting using just a standard popsicle stick. This easy technique requires no other tools and should not scratch or harm your crystal.

The brand name for the crystals shown in this video is no longer available. High quality Austrian crystals are now available under the PRESTIGE™ Crystal Components line.

Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Julie with beadaholique.com and with a popsicle stick so good excuse to buy that ice cream bar we have a whole host of fancy stones and settings and this is really just a small sampling this is the one I'm gonna set right here you see it has two holes on each side and it has these wonderful prongs and that's what it looks like without this stone in it and this is really great because a lot of these stones have these wonderful curved backs to be able to get those facets which are just so pretty and this accommodates that and protects the stone so all you have to do is you hold it in its setting and you pick out the stone that matches the setting and they are sized perfectly you just take the popsicle stick and press those tabs over it just do each one now I'm holding in my hand you can also set it down on a flat surface and press them that way both ways work but it's this popsicle stick which is so great because it's not going to scratch or Mar your pretty crystal and there you go it's set just like that when I have a couple examples here showing you them so these are cushion stones and cushion stone settings and that's what they look like on the back and you see that we've utilized both holes and then here we have some shaytans and this lovely pair and we've just used one of the holes so a lot of different options different things you can do and you can set them quickly and easily with a popsicle stick you

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