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Videos


Beginning Cabochon Cutting DVD Order This Video
Beginning Cabochon Cutting DVD
by Jim Barzee
DVD format video, copyright 2006

Beginning Cabochon Cutting DVD


Lapidary Drilling Tutorial DVD Order This Video
Lapidary Drilling Tutorial DVD - $13.95
by Jim Barzee
DVD format video, copyright 2006

Lapidary Drilling Tutorial DVD


Wood Lap Tutorial DVD Order This Video
Wood Lap Tutorial DVD - $13.95
Cheap Thrills for the Lapidary Artist
by Jim Barzee
DVD format video, copyright 2006

Wood Lap Tutorial DVD


Basic Gemstone Setting Unit I Order This Video
Basic Gemstone Setting Unit 1 DVD Video
by Robert R. Wooding

Basic Gemstone Setting is the first of a continuing DVD workshop series. This video offers complete real time instruction to set a gemstone into a four prong solitaire mounting. The procedure and techniques have been refined over several years during practical experience, and proven hands-on gemstone setting workshops. Demonstrated step-by-step with close up viewing, and detailed graphics. Based on Unit 1 of The Diamond Setting Manual by Robert R. Wooding. 24 minutes.


Oval Gemstone Setting Unit 3 Order This Video
Oval Gemstone Setting Unit 3 DVD Video
by Robert R. Wooding

Oval Gemstone Setting is an introduction to setting fancy cut gemstones. It's the third project in a workshop series produced for educational institutions and professional jewelers. The video offers progressive instruction to set an oval stone into a common prong setting. Also emphasizes options for conservative and traditional techniques. Demonstrated with close up viewing and detailed graphics. Based on Unit 3 of The Diamond Setting Manual by Robert R. Wooding. 21 minutes.


Pear Gemstone Setting Unit 4 Order This Video
Pear Gemstone Setting Unit 4 DVD Video
by Robert R. Wooding

Pear Gemstone Setting is the fourth project of a gemstone setting workshop series. It demonstrates a practical procedure for educational institutions and professional jewelers. The emphasis is to introduce a prong setting designed to contain the point of a fancy cut gemstone. The techniques are applicable to other shapes. Includes basic to advanced instruction, detailed graphics and close up viewing. Based on Unit 4 of The Diamond Setting Manual by Robert R. Wooding. 25 minutes.


Marquise Gemstone Setting Unit 5 Order This Video
Marquise Gemstone Setting Unit 5 DVD Video
by Robert R. Wooding

Marquise Gemstone Setting is the fifth of a continuing VHS/DVD workshop series. This video offers a complete procedure to set a marquise gemstone into a point prong setting. Emphasis is on how to avoid chipping the stone's fragile points when securing them into narrow prongs. Includes optional techniques used by professional stone setters. Demonstrated step by step, with close up viewing, and detailed graphics. Based on Unit 5 of The Diamond Setting Manual by Robert R. Wooding. 28 minutes.


Emerald Gemstone Setting Unit 9 Order This Video
Emerald Gemstone Setting Unit 9 DVD Video
by Robert R. Wooding

Emerald Gemstone Setting is a fancy cut unit in a continuing VHS/DVD workshop series. The video shows complete instructions to set an emerald cut gemstone into a four prong solitaire mounting. The procedure and techniques offer typical solutions with options for specific cases that could be encountered. Demonstrations are shown step by step with close up viewing and detailed graphics. Based on Unit 9 of The Diamond Setting Manual by Robert R. Wooding. 21 minutes.


The Complete Metalsmith Order This Video
The Complete Metalsmith
with Tim McCreight

This unique video curriculum has been designed to suit everyone with an interest in creating fine handcrafted jewelry. It is an extremely valuable resource for beginning students, teachers, working jewelers, or any serious hobbyists. The tape serves a video encyclopedia of basic jewelry making techniques. Divided into color coded chapters, it covers the major elements of joining, cutting, forming and surface techniques. Also included is a chapter that illustrates how to apply the techniques presented by the making of three pieces of jewelry. The comprehensive curriculum closely follows McCreight's best-selling book, The Complete Metalsmith. The author's organization combined with his relaxed manner of teaching provides a wealth of practical technical information in an easy-to-follow style. Educators have termed this tape "a riveting and visually superior course in basic jewelry making... in a box. VHS format. 70 minutes.


Diamond Setting - An Introductory Procedure Order This Video

Diamond Setting
An Introductory Procedure
by Robert R. Wooding

This introductory video tape covers basic diamond setting procedures, along with an explanation of the necessary tools and their uses. Shown are details of a basic diamond setting procedure that is useful to any type of diamond setting. Close-up viewing, step-by-step demonstrations, features a genuine diamond and 14K gold. VHS format. 53 minutes.


An Introduction to Fold Forming Order This Video
An Introduction to Fold Forming Video
by Charles Lewton-Brain

This introductory video tape describes several simple folds in fold-forming and serves to introduce the fold forming system, which has been developed steadily since 1980. Rather than forcing form upon the material, forms are derived from the natural plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal. Because one does not fight the metal or force form upon it, forming is extremely efficient and very rapid - many radical changes in cross section and surface can be made in 3-5 minutes. Tools are simple: fingers, hands, hammers, mallets, anvils and rolling mills. Complex high relief forms are produced from single sheets of metal often with a single annealing. These shapes resemble chased, constructed and soldered forms. The techniques may be used with most metals. VHS format.


Mokume Gane in the Small Shop Order This Video

Mokume Gane in the Small Shop Video
by Steve Midgett

Here at last is a complete video "how to" guide for creating quality diffusion welded Mokume Gane. Using tools you probably already own, the author of Mokume Gane A Comprehensive Study takes you through the process he has developed and shows you how to make beautiful Mokume Gane on a small scale. Special emphasis on yellow and white gold Mokume. VHS Format, 138 minutes.


Small Scale Photography Video Small Scale Photography Order This Video

Small Scale Photography Video and Book Set
How to Take Great Shots of Your Work
by Charles Lewton-Brain

This text and video lecture combination gives excellent lessons on how to set up a home or studio photo booth to take professional quality photographs and slides, costing less than $60 to set up (excluding camera and tripod). Building a drop shadow photo booth, films. lighting, miniature spotlighting, composition, drop shadow backgrounds and image creation are covered, PR techniques and sources shared. The ideas and techniques presented in this book and video can save hundreds of dollars in professional fees. Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 90 pages. 80 minute VHS format video.


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