Margaret Schindel's detailed review of renowned jewelry artist Lisa Barth's first book, "Designing From The Stone: Design Techniques for Bezel Setting in Metal Clay Using the Stone as Inspiration" - one of my very favorite metal clay books ever! http://margaretschindel.hubpages.com/hub/designing-from-the-stone-lisa-barth-s-fabulous-bezel-setting-techniques-in-metal-clay
Romancing the Stone: Reverse Stone Setting with Holly Gage Delicate gems need special treatment and an extra special setting. Many beautiful stones can not be fired in place, so when you wish to overlap the stone with details you add an additional challenge to the design of your piece. My solution is setting the gem from the back. We will discuss successful design to enhance the stone, bezel setting, finishing techniques and more.