Stuller is so huge that getting something like this done has to go
through so much red tape that it's like dealing with the
Not to defend Stuller, but to try and get the comprehension rate
higher, think of it this way.
You need a car part, you know that the wholesale distributor has the
best price, so you call and ask to buy a part, they say who are you,
do you have a resale license, you say no, they tell you to get the
part at Pep Boys or Checker auto parts, ect. If you wanted a special
part made, you ask the wholesaler, they tell you to go to the
Stuller does not have red tape. Stuller actually has a market it
serves, it is people who make a living making and selling jewelry.
These people understand the requirements and meet them as a normal
matter of course of doing business. They are not selling supplies to
learn on for hobbyists and wanna be's. That is not their goal or
Companies that can supply practice setting are Tripp's and Rio, and
the settings would be sterling silver.
If you are going to be in this business, I would suggest getting use
to practicing and ruining things as a matter of course, as the only
way to learn is to make mistakes, and there is a learning curve.
Most countries do not have brass practice setting to learn on. They
would have to make a setting, and learn by screwing it up, and
having to make another one. Learning curve much shorter.
Solder, file, set, Richard Hart