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Need Help With Attaching Silver Jewelry Parts To Mammoth Ivory Jewelry

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Hi there

I've designed a jewelry collection of mammoth ivory and I found an amazing carver to carve up my designs that he turns into reality but I wanted to see if you guys have advice on attaching silver jewelry findings, hinges, etc. to ivory. My plan was to do this...

1. drill a hole into the ivory

2. glue the jewelry parts into place (dont know which glue)

3. then screw in the tiny screws into the holes that I drilled

 

Does that sound about right or what do u guys think?

 

Its been 2 years and Im still looking for a jewelry mfg that can make my jewelry parts, we'll see if I ever find one!

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like the idea try super glue or talk to a ring maker for a stuff called setting compound its like a glue buet for silver and gold buty all the best and love to see it when its finished

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Because you have ask I will offer my 2 cents worth. First of all I have never worked with, but I do have experience with many woods and metals. Considering this I think screws are a poor choice as apposed to a tight fitting Rivet & epoxy. The reason being "Tear-out" Whether the Ivory is thick or thin I believe it grows & shrinks with humidity ? And so would tend to loosen a screw. Granted the same could be true for a Rivet depending on FIT. Good luck with your idea. Ragnar

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and I dont know if I wanna have a local silversmith in Canada make my hinges OR if I wanna have them made overseas.

For 2 years Ive been looking for an oversea's 1 and have met with alot of failed business relationships yet as far as the ivory goes the supply is great and my carver is a gem!

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