Claudia Lobão's pieces feature labor-intensive techniques such as metal crocheting, bead setting, and hand stamping and hammering metals. The Micro Crystal collection features hand-applied crystals pavé set in featherlight metal.
Bead setting is the art of placing small gems into depressions in the metal and then setting the stone with a tiny, imperceptible bead of metal. Bead or pavé set jewelry was popular during the Georgian through Edwardian periods. The style has come back in fashion with the use of CAD technology that permits pavé setting the tiniest of gems and crystals.