- Jun 5, 2010
Chrono|1314967486|3008162 said:Those are most likely amethyst "beads" and yes, they are solid. I don't the size of those earrings but generally, they aren't that heavy unless you are looking at mini disco sized ones.
Kismet|1314983862|3008393 said:If the stone is partially drilled (the hole doesn't go all the way through) then the cap is held in place by an epoxy (or some other type) glue. If the hole is drilled all the way through the stone then I think it can either be glued or you can put a piece of wire all the way through with something on the other end to keep it from falling out. The claws would be purely decorative in either case.
My sunstones are partially drilled and on the left one you can see the drill hole through the stone.
My pink opals are drilled all the way through and the little gold bead at the bottom holds the wire in place.
ETA: http://www.briolettes.com has some good info on attaching caps to briolettes.