I agree with Kate about Blaine and his New Approach School for
Jewelers. I have no connection to the school beyond being a very
Several years ago in Tucson I saw Blaine do a demo with the
macro-video set-up. I was amazed at how easily I could follow what
he was doing and describing. I knew then that when I was ready to
expand my limited self-taught skills in faceted stone setting that
this was the way to go.
This spring I had the pleasure of taking a 5 day class (level 1
stone setting) at New Approach and I was very satisfied. We had
everything necessary to accomplish the techniques he presented so
well. Blaine attends to each jeweler one-on-one as needed and his
positive attitude and patience are outstanding. The tips and tool
ideas are awesome as well.
That I exceeded my own expectations for the class is, in my opinion,
a result of the spectacular view we had of each process as well as
Blaine's masterful demos and explanations.
Song of the Phoenix