Instead of setting small gemstones by drilling holes on the metal, can I just mark them on a clay piece and glue them on the final metal piece? Answered
Instead of setting small gemstones by drilling holes on the final metal piece, can I just lay out the grid of the stones and mark them by pressing them on a clay prototype basepiece with the typical stone "spike" or base of the gem pressed on the clay gently (maybe taking some clay off because the excess would go off to the sides) and then when I make the final metal piece from the mold I just glue the gemstones on the mold? Does this technique have a name?
I think it will be more beautiful like that, can I do it this way?
Instead of doing like this Youtube video
, I press them on the clay prototype for gluing the jewels after on the respective fitting place on the metal mold.