Eye with a Tear Pendant

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Eye with a Tear Pendant

Glass bead set in stainless steel.
Tear drop is also made of (fabricated)stainless steel.
As with my other stone and glass settings these are directly ARC WELDED into a pre-formed bezel without destroying the stone or glass bead.I've engineered a simple but effective "trick" to keep the heat of the instant weld of the MIG machine from ever reaching the fragile stone piece or glass bead...
BTW,the square backplate was a scrap from laser-cutting.The bezel is made from a cold formed common stainless steel washer.
The tear drop was built up on a small section of rod (with the wire welder),then ground to shape and polished.