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Faceted stone setting - help?


#1

Greetings Everyone I am looking for a person with faceted stone
setting experience in my area (Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Arizona). I
would like to learn this phase of jewelry creation if I could find a
person willing to teach me. Anyone in the area interested in such a
proposition please e-mail me at @Thomas_Timms. I am a hobbyist
wanting to make enough to support my hobby.

Thanks
Tom Timms


#2

Thomas: I have been a jeweler for over 25 years and have in that
period taught myself to set faceted stones. I recently had the
privilage of viewing Blain Lewis’ video tape on faceted stone
setting. I found the tapes well produced and very explicet on
tecquine. I found that although I do some of the things Mr. Lewis
teaches in a little different manner we always seem to be headed to
the same result. I set faceted stones proffessionally for almost 20
years and I can say that if I had to learn it all over again I would
start with Mr. Lewis video and save a lot of time and experimenting.
The point is that in the event that you cannot find a local teacher
these tapes are, in my professional oppinion, a very good substitute
as well as a good reference source to complement a teacher. (Usual
disclaimer goes here) Frank Goss


#3
 I can say that if I had to learn it all over again I would start
with Mr. Lewis video and save a lot of time and experimenting. 

In addition, I would suggest that if it is at all possible, attend
Blaine’s New Approach School for Jewelers in person! It is in
Virginia Beach, VA. I went a last summer and posted a “review” of the
class… check the archives. One of the best investments I have ever
made in myself. I also bought the videos at the class, and was
actually reviewing one of them yesterday. Awesome stuff! Don’t let
the selling price throw you… an excellent value!

P.S. I also highly recommend Alan Revere’s video series… although
not specifically focused on stones setting.

Dave
Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com