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For those jewels that have only stones engraved on them, once their design is disposed (dis. 4 A) little thin sticks of clay are used, and little small balls are made out of them. These have the same size of a grain of rice and proportioned to the dimension of the stones. With the help of a stick the little ball is positioned in the middle of every stone (dis. 4 C). Once the small balls are placed they will have to be a bit smaller in width than the stone. Other small balls, with the same size as before, are placed one upon the other squashing them slightly so they can stick on properly. When the right height is reached, the stones are placed (dis. 4 E) and only when the movement and the vertical and horizontal distances between the stones (dis. 4 F) is right and there isn't too much air between a stone and another, these can be fixed on. This is necessary to avoid having uncovered studs appearing once the object is finished and that would deprive the jewel of
its lightness. This exalts the stones without showing the supports. Three fulcrums on the plane are necessary both for the brooches and for the earrings. They will be used for an eventual inclination to give to the object and to the movement of the stones.