My second step was to choose a cabochon from my collection and begin to design a setting. Tracing the outline of the stone on a piece of graph paper, I drew a number of sketches around the shape. It was fun! I was suddenly coming up with a number of variations that I hadn't imagined before!
Sketching a piece before producing it can take so much of the experimental guess work out of the process. In some cases this might be a detriment - but in others - a gift.
Posted by Lora Hart