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Old 2019-07-11, 6:07am
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I need some help on earring mounts. I have a box of dichro disks that are just a hair larger diameter than a quarter and twice the thickness. Unfortunately, I have no idea about the COE of the glass, but suspect it is something odd, like between standard 33 COE boro and soft glass. So I figure the easy way to use them would be to do a wrap around the outside with a loop on top so they can be made into earrings. I strongly suspect that something like this is available pre-made from Rio Grande or wherever, but donít know what to call it to do a search. ("Dammit Jim. Iím a glassmaker, not a jeweler.Ē)

And help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 2019-07-11, 6:43am
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Mountings. Are they a consistent size?
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Old 2019-07-11, 8:12am
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Mountings. Are they a consistent size?
Thanks for the info. I'll try and hunt them down.

The discs are all the same diameter and thickness, very close to the size of a quarter. My understanding (such as it is) is that these were slated to be laser windows but were out of spec.
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Old 2019-07-11, 4:17pm
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Try a search for coin bezels too. But, imo (worth what you paid for it), they sound a bit heavy already, adding metal might make them too much for earrings. Maybe try drilling some holes with a diamond bit and adding a jump ring? The bezels might make pretty cool pendants though.
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Old 2019-07-11, 8:27pm
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What about putting glue on bails on them? https://www.firemountaingems.com/sea...=bails++glu+on
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