Tube Set Ring

Start with a simple hammered ring and then learn how to set sparkling gems in smooth modern settings

About the Class

Tube Setting is a beautiful way of adding faceted round stones to your designs, with a lovely clean rim of silver framing a bright touch of colour - and if you follow the instructions in this class step-by-step you will find them easier than you might think!

As well as teaching you a new stone setting technique the class will also teach you more about pendant drills (or flexi shafts, depending on where in the world you are!) as I will be using one to both create the stone setting and to give it a beautifully smooth finish. Although pendant drills do make this technique a lot easier don't worry - it is possible to create tube settings without one and I will take you through that as well.

This class is longer than many of my video classes as I have covered technical information (complete with downloadable diagrams!) to make it easy for you to choose the right sized stones, tube and burrs.

If you haven't already watched them then you will find the Simple Hammered Ring class and the Stone Set Ring class very useful as the Tube Set Ring class concentrates on the setting rather than making the ring. They can be found together with this class in the Rings course bundle. This class is also part of the Intermediate Silversmithing course bundle.

If you need any extra help as you work your way through the classes do join us over on The Jeweller's Bench Café group over on Facebook - the perfect place to ask for advice and to show off what you've been making.

You will need:

round or square wire approximately 2mm in diameter, 4mm - 6mm round faceted stone, tube to fit your stone. The Tube Setting handout includes a chart showing the size of tube I use for different stone sizes.

Equipment: (all the jewellery making kit listed here can be used for many different projects) *Soldering kit - see here for more details
*6" flat file
*Engineer’s square
*Needle file
*Round and stone setting burrs to fit your stone (refer to downloadable handout)
*silicon rubber wheel
*Pendant drill or pin vice
*Knitting needle or similar (to push stone out of setting!)
*Lubrication for the burrs e.g. beeswax
*Joint leveller
*Jeweller’s saw
*Bench peg
*Bezel pusher
*Ring clamp

An explanation of all the tools and materials that you need is included in the videos, and a downloadable equipment and materials list is available with the class.

2 hours 9 minutes long, 16 lessons

Course Curriculum

"I've always thought that tube settings would be to hard for me, but the videos are clear and easy to follow - and I've just made my first tube set ring! I'm really pleased with it."
Alex D.
"I've only used pre-made tube settings so far, but I have had some tube, ready and waiting for ages! Joanne gave plenty of really useful tips and examples that will be relevant across other techniques and explained the reasoning behind her choice of certain tools and burrs, which is  omething that doesn't happen with other tutors. I'm even keener to get my pendant motor now!"
Dawn G.
"Really useful handouts thanks. That's something you don't get with youtube videos!"
Debbie G.

Joanne Tinley

Tutor and Founder of The Jeweller's Bench

The Jeweller's Bench is run by Joanne Tinley. She has been making her own jewellery for as long as she can remember and left her first career as a school teacher to set up business as a  jewellery designer and tutor nearly 20 years ago. She is
self-taught and like many people started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making, one that she is keen to share!

Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to show safe working practices and to discuss health and safety aspects of jewellery making, but in the end I cannot take responsibility for how the tutorial information is used and how safely you work. Take the effort to set up your work area safely right from the start!
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