Dear all Orchidians. wherever!
It was on this date 6 months ago, a somewhat interesting thing
happened. I started to make video’s, not one or two, but 55 diamond
setting films. I began posting them one at a time, sometimes 4-7 in
series on separate series of ‘setting processes’…I watched the
viewing numbers increase by ‘leaps & bounds’ till yesterday. the
final count reached an amazing 100,000!!! I had no idea at the onset
how this would forever change Orchid. I feel that this is so much now
needed. Whenever I teach a class, the next request is have them to go
to our Orchid & look at the many video’s. I want them see how it is
done even though I might not be beside them once I’ve left the
My video-editing mentor, Hanuman, has given me many
’behind-the-scenes’ help in making this editing process easier for
you to see & understand. I even bought a camera just for the many
future films, I can get my camera-lens within *1.5 inches *from the
object being taught, who needs a microscope?
Just why did I even contemplate making setting video’s? No one has
done this before. only ‘before & after’ films. I show in great detail
how it is accomplished ‘during’ the setting process.
Hanuman & I are now preparing a major series of DVD’s starting with
"Fish-Tail Setting" then followed by an Art-Deco style called
This one style is featured in a Salvidor Dali’s work called the “Eye
of Time”, circa 1940’s! The “Fish-Tail video” took well over 36
mini-video’s to prepare or almost 1.5 hours in total viewing time. I
also have a nice little video ready for downloading, but this will be
announced a. s.a. p. am going to edit this myself into one film.
In my young age of 71, I ‘found’ a new career, mixing
diamond-setting, photography & my desire to teach! What a novel way
to help the ‘newer generation of goldsmiths’…worldwide!!!