This page has links to websites that have valuable information, tutorials and projects about using stones with metal clay.
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Basic Stone Information
Useful list of birthstones, starstones and daystones so you can choose a stone for the perfect gift.
Find out the colours and properties of gemstones with this simple information page.
A short but useful tutorial on setting stones in metal clay.
US based supplier of Art Clay and stones. This is a short information page covering laboratory grown, synthetic and natural stones and also cubic zirconium (CZ).
This fabulous tutorial shows you how to make tube bezels for setting stones. The bezels are very clean and accurate. Another winner from Holly!
Useful firing information for gemstones in place.
As a jewelry maker, knowing the hardness of the gemstones you're working with will help you to design and create more successful jewelry pieces. This useful resource from Art Jewelry Magazine also has a pdf download link for the scale chart.
This useful Squidoo Lens features some great information about custom design of cabochons for your work. If you can't find the right cab for a special project, you might like to consider designing your own cab and getting it custom made by this company.
Great resource for information about gems. Includes cutting and polishing gems, gemstone characteristics and caring for your gemstones.
Using CZ's to make a pendant.
Fantastically detailed tutorial with great pictures. Holly shows how to set a piece of her wonderful titanium using a prong setting. The finished piece is beautiful on both sides, showing the importance of good finishing on the back and front of a design.
Easy to follow tutorial showing how to make simple bezels using metal clay tube.
A very comprehensive information page about setting stones. Contains lots of tips and hints.
This tutorial shows how to make a prong setting for a stone in Bronze Clay. The technique is equally suitable for use with silver clay.
Tab Set Bezels - Jewelry Making Daily
Great overview of using ready made bezels - or make your own - and converting them to tab settings really easily. Links to a book with more detail but the article will give you some good ideas on how to adapt this for your work - and oh, so simple in metal clay!