Hi Orchid -
As a result of the incredible generosity of master setter Gerry Lewy and @RioGrande, I am very pleased to be able to present this series of videos. This summer, we spoke with a few select folks about the idea of raising some money for Orchid by making high quality instructional videos. We decided to cover the basics:
- Tool Modification
- Setting a Solitaire (4 prong and 6 prong)
- Bezel Setting and Channel Setting
- Cluster Setting and Flush Setting
- Princess Setting Round Claws / V-Shaped Claws
- Bead Setting
We've done this in the past (Torch-Fired Enamel being one example) and it has always been a big help to both the community and to Orchid. Gerry volunteered his time, Rio Grande sent us a bench and sponsored the endeavor. We set up two cameras, a whole bunch of lighting, and created a makeshift studio here in Boston to maximize camera angles. We never could have afforded to do something of this quality without the generosity of Rio and Gerry!
In any event, it was our first foray into this and I think it came out quite well! All proceeds benefit Ganoksin.com (our large free resource library) and Orchid. Purchases are made right online, videos are viewed right online in HD, and if you are logged in and a paying member, you can simply click to purchase, you need not enter your information again.
Gold members of Orchid/Ganoksin get 25% off the price of any video or the package!
Here are the trailers, along with links above each one to the video purchase page.
Gerry Lewy Video A - Intro - Tool Modification - Skills
Gerry Lewy Video B - Setting a Solitaire - 4 Prong - 6 Prong
Gerry Lewy Video C - Bezel Setting - Channel Setting
Gerry Lewy Video D - Cluster Setting - Flush Setting
Gerry Lewy Video E - Princess Setting Round Claws - V Shaped Claws - Wedding band
Gerry Lewy Video F - Bead Setting