Tube Set Ring

Ready to take the dive into tube setting? You're going to love it!

A relatively quick class by our standards, we will take a look here at making a simple ring with a tube setting for a round brilliant cut stone.  But of course it won’t be quite that simple. As well as ensuring we are creating an elegant, professional looking ring, we’ll also take a look at setting the stone several ways: With a hammer and punch, with a hammer handpiece and finally setting smaller stones with a needle burnisher.

In this class, we’ll guide you step by step through creating a solitaire tube set ring, but there are many options for utilising tube setting in all aspects of your work. You’ll definitely want to be familiar with soldering before taking this class (if not check out our chunky chain class first). And ideally you’ll already be familiar with making a ring band as well as being confident in flush setting – believe me, it will make life easier!

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

  • Get to grips with tube setting stones of different sizes
  • Learn how to tube set stones with a hammer and punch, a hammer handpiece and using a needle burnisher
  • Understand more about burs and how to use them
  • Learn how to make simple stone setting tools that aren’t available commercially
  • Expand on polishing and finishing skills including taking a look at the JoolTool
  • Learn how to use a polishing motor
Tube set sterling silver ring
Jewelry making techniques - how to tube set a gemstone
How to tube set a gemstone

Why we created this class: When it comes to stone setting, it's as much about cutting the seat as it is about setting the stone. But don't worry, in this step by step tutorial, we've got you covered on both! And you know, we'll show you a few ways to go about it too of course, to make sure however you prefer to work, you always get that perfect finish.

Tube Set Pendant
Tube Set Rings
Tube Set Earrings

Practice makes perfect, but don’t just get stuck on making rings with this setting style. Tube settings are great for smaller accents stones on pendants or earrings, and you could even consider using gold tube to add a little extra perceived value to your work. A little gold certainly does go a long way in helping sales!

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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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Tube set sterling silver ring

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