Seth, I took Todd Daniels stone setting class last year and will be glad to send you my notes. He gave us a good handout for bead setting. I already had some stone setting experience via a jewelry program so my notes are not written from an absolute beginners perspective, but almost. If you want the notes, send me your address and I'll copy them and mail them. I live in Marion, Mt which is about 20 miles west of Kalispell.