Octopus Set Ring

How to get even more creative with your stone setting

Working with gold really doesn’t need to be as complicated as it’s often feared to be. In fact, it’s actually a lot easier than silver in many cases. In this class we’ll ease you gently and confidently into working with this luscious metal by adding small accents to a sterling silver ring band. And then – we’ll go to town setting stones in them!

Of course, as with all our classes, there’s so much more than just octopus setting and working with gold. We’ll also look at making and modifying the tools necessary to set stones with and without textures, and don’t worry, we’ll cover setting both by hand and using a hammer handpiece.

In this class, you'll get to...

  • Understand how to make wider ring bands from heavy gauge sheet metal
  • Make the perfect jump rings every time
  • Get to grips with soldering gold, and soldering gold to silver
  • Learn to confidently set round brilliant cuts in this unique style
  • Realise that it’s not all about having the cool tools – we’ll show setting with a hammer and punch, hammer handpiece and GRS Graverrmax
  • Learn how to make and modify your own setting tools
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Why we created this class: One of our most popular online jewellery making classes, octopus setting is the perfect way to add gold elements to silver jewellery without breaking the bank. Seriously though, soldering gold to silver is not complicated at all, I promise, and in this class, we'll walk you through it step by step. And then, we'll be getting to grips with setting round brilliant cut gemstones in a uniquely modern way.

Octopus Set Ring
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As a Metalsmith Academy member, not only do you get access to this class and all our online jewellery making classes, you'll also have access to so much more including...

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Student Roadmap

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Every morning Lucy and Vennice are over in the forums helping solve your dramas, and have a good gossip over coffee.

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Practice makes perfect, and there are so many ways to use this unique setting style in your work! This class leaves a lot of opportunities for creativity and personal style, so we hope you’ll go crazy and make shit tonnes of your own versions of our octopus set ring. It’s the perfect setting to combine with our other classes too, you could add it to a saw pierced pendant, a delicate flower ring, or even surround a bezel setting with beautiful octopus set accents.

We love to give you everything you need to get up and running in our classes, so we're always sure to provide tonnes of inspiration for you.

We want more than that though! You know what makes our hearts the happiest? When we see our students getting to grips with finding their own inspiration and developing their own unique styles. But I understand how hard it is to know where to start when it comes to getting inspired: creative block kicks in, and two hours later you’re just staring at a blank page.

I promise you though, it’s just about knowing HOW to look. Inspiration really is everywhere, and we want to show you just how easy it can be to find. So to help do just that, we put together this free e-Book just for you.

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Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

Jewellery making tools

A note on tools

The list can go on and on for tool requirements depending on your budget, and we will include a variety of possibilities in our downloadable handouts and during the tutorials. However, we want to make our projects available to everyone irrespective of budget so for the most part we will try not to get too flashy with the essential tools.  Please note that in our course materials we give you lots of options in terms of tools, so we strongly recommend watching the course videos before going out on any crazy shopping sprees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions.  It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality.  We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.

The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.

Absolutely you can!  It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.

If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our membership.  Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.

This class is a little more advanced, we recommend starting out with the saw pierced pendant class as a first step into metalsmithing.

Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.

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