Cold Feet Studio - Some great info/tips on bezel setting when working with a stone that is un-even or odd.
12 Ways to Create Texture on Metal & How to Hammer Even Textures Every Time
create texture on metal samples/Helen Driggs, from The Jewelry Maker's Field Guide
Tutorial on wire riveting
Cool stone setting using rivets by Jewellietta - Castone con i rivetti
Great examples of binding for soldering from; Zimmermann-quebec.com. Thanks for posting these great shots!
JudoJewelry.com shows some filigree work on a Tanzanite Pendant. Filigree can be a cutting and piercing application not just wirework. It is ornamental openwork, a technique used to produce fine intricate patterns in metal.