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[Workshop] Planned setting class in SoCal

Gerry Lewy has plans for coming to southern CA (the LA area) to do
some setting workshops in May. I don’t know the exact dates yet, but
if anyone out there is interested please let me know. He gives both
private workshops and small groups (2 to 4 people).

jennifer friedman

Here is an update on Gerry Lewy’s stone setting workshop in So. Cal.
We don’t have the precise dates yet, but they will be in May, during
the week from Monday thru Wednesday in my studio here in Ventura,
Ca. from 9 am to noon then 1 to 4pm.

the class is limited to 5 students. Please let me hear from you if
you are interested.

jennifer friedman

Hi Orchidians,

I have my all put together. It seems to be a nice
turnout for those of you interested and I keep hearing from more
people. Gerry has decided to offer 2 workshops. The first one on the
basics of stone setting for 3 days and 2nd one on advanced setting
skills for the 2 days following.

The cost of the course is dependent on the number of students in the
workshop and He will need a 50% deposit for the course for it to be

He will have his Basic Graver Set with Notes for $55. available for

Basic Stone Setting:

Mon, May 5 thru Wed., May 7 from 9am - 12 noon and 1pm to 4 pm
Basic/Advanced knowledge of claw setting i.e. Engagement rings with
Round Brilliant Cut stones Setting Princess-cut stones, using the
Chevron, or “VEE” shaped claws.

Full-bezel setting, using only Faceted stones…

Explaining the basic tools for you to buy in the future

Avanced Stone Setting:

thurs, May 8 & Friday May 9 from 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm. A
prerequesite of basic stone setting is necessary for this workshop.

Setting tapered and/or straight baguettes, in an End-Bezel
configuration Channel settings

It is possible to take the entire week of classes, but you have to
let me know.

I think this workshop is a bargain. I know Gerry because I had him
teach me privately and since I am a teacher, I am able to tell when
someone else is also good. We are able to get this course because he
is in LA for a week already and we have time to set this up.

The workshops will be held in my studio in Ventura, CA that is 60
miles north of LAX and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. There are
hotels and motels around if you need a place to stay while you are
taking the class. It might be possible to share a room with another
student. Please let me know if you have those needs. I am 5 miles
from the ocean and the sunsets are beautiful here. The temperature
is cooler than LA.

Please contact me if you are interested and I’ll provide you with
the cost.

jennifer friedman