I went to Rio Grande - the jewelry supply store in New Mexico in January to take a work shop with Blaine Lewis on Stone Setting. Wow! I have learned the proper way to flush set stones, prong set, bezel set and bead setting. Bead setting was the hardest of all. We had to use a jewelers loupe in one hand and cut the beads and seat with a graver in the other hand.
I met lots of new friends and had an amazing time. Now to keep practicing and get new pieces out for this year.