so sorry MAXS52 can't say that I have seen the "BC 70". I don't have
the exclusive rights for diamond setting but would just
love the opportunity in giving a series of demo classes anywhere in
the United States on ANY of the topics that are mentioned
here...Gypsy setting, graver shaping, to name a few!
I am giving first of many workshop "demo's" at my office this
Saturday morning (Jan.10th) to a few of my "setting class" students.
I find that these students should/must see how a setting workshop is
arranged such as...tools, equipment, correct orthopaedic chairs,
security system. To learn setting techniques is one thing, but to
observe a professional setter in his own realm of duty is akin to
"cream on the cake"...right?
Many of my Toronto classmates are avid readers on Orchid, so I must
be careful what I write..:>) Also many of these "Gem Setting 1"
students are continuing on to the next course/semester to "Gem
Setting 2" where they will learn the finer nuances of bead-raising,
graver shaping and "right-sided" bright-cutting, with lots and tuns
of workshop time. This time there will many more Q&A's to write a
These series of classroom courses and instruction has been given
under the auspices of George Brown College here in Toronto, Canada.
This is now my fourth semester of teaching and the classroom size is
quickly growing, from a meagre 4 students to now of 22 enrolee's. But
I asked the school of a "cap" of 15 in total per class.
I wish you all on Orchid have a happy New Year, and I hope to see
many of you soon. Thank you Hanuman, you are good!
Gerry, the Cyber-Setter !