After salvaging bundles of old settings from my Uncle's jewellery business a while ago I haven't been sure how to use them. But a while back I thought I'd experiment setting them with plastics, rather than the traditional rhinestones (which I also inherited oodles of). Finally last week I put the set plastic together to make a couple of pairs of earrings. I think they turned out alright.
Looking forward to playing a little more with setting plastics. Maybe a necklace will be next?