I have to agree with everyone’s assessment of the Stone Setting video
by Blaine Lewis. The “you are there” feeling is incredible. I have
never seen such fantastic images. One of my favorite segments is
where you can actually see the metal come down over the top of a
large oval amethyst. The tool section has some classic information
with innovative techniques as well. The stones and settings supplied
for practice are a terrific bonus. I couldn’t be happier with this
package. It is indeed a “Classroom in a Box” and the best
instructional video I have ever seen. I have taken the stone setting
class at New Approach and treasure this video as a refresher course.
I set stones on a fairly regular basis but as a custom designer and
goldsmith, I don’t use all of the techniques all of the time so this
video is sure to now be my first reference source for these types of
Anyone who is going to Tucson and wants to see the video and meet
Blaine can do so at Rio Grande’s Catalogue in Motion at the Tucson
East Hilton from Feb. 2-5.