Helloooo Orchid Friends,
Orchid Rocks!!! Karen thanks for sharing your letter with us I really
enjoyed your enthusiasm.I would like to call you off-line. I have
worked in our trade for about the past 25 years as a diamond and
color setter but have recently ventured into Plat. fabrication and it
has opened a whole new world for me.I started in the trade in N.Y.C.
and progressed to work for some high end manufacturers and in that
environment you would work in a singular trade function ie. Model
Maker , Jeweler , Setter and so on for many years until your level of
expertise allowed you exposure to very well made and expensive work.
I have been very happy but now need to progress and branch out a bit
. Plat. fab . and my current employer has made this possible. Sooo
whats this got to do with design ? I am hoping to create a working
shop drawing to measured specs, as a reference before I start bending
"Dear Old Mr. Molinas Metal" . I first started looking at Auto Cad
but found it was far to deep for this old guy and with further
research found that Illustrator was vector based and I would be able
to draw within mm.constraints and might possibly progress to somthing
acceptable for our clientele , soooooo once again I call out to the
Orchid community for some help. Does anyone out there use this
program for Jewelery design and have you been happy with it? Any
feedback would be very helpful and much appreciated.
Thanks so much and I hope you all are well!!!