Stumbled across a Van Cleef & Arpels short video on something wicked
they made up, and when they did a few short video blips on the
processes, I saw a diamond setter working over the beads on a pave
He used a beading tool alright, but he was carefully hand pumping up
and down the beading tool shaft so it was Spinning in the most
controlled elegant manner, final forming each bead to perfection!
Never seen anything used like this, this way but it sure makes
Couldn’t tell exactly what it was he was holding, but it looked
hand-powered, for better finesse control (touch pressure) I would
I remember back in 1969 when I first started, a German fellow in the
tradeshop brought me to his house to show me his own shop setup, and
there I saw and used his very old hand-powered(string) drill. I
recall being astonished with that, until he made me learn how to
solder with a blowpipe!
I want one, no,…make that two!
Anyone familiar with the tool I’m describing?..and if so, point me
in the direction to buy a couple.