For doing bezel settings I have taken a scrap piece of wood and drilled a hole for hanging. I then wrap tape(blue painters) sticky side up around the wood. I secure it to my bench by a clamp. It keeps the stone from moving as you wrap the bezel wire around the stone. I find this very helpful and makes it much easier.
I am a studio jeweler specializing in one off silver jewelry. My studio is located in Uxbridge Mass. I have been creating jewelry all of my life, working with silver since 2005. I create mostly one of a kind speculative pieces as well as custom designed commission work.