Tube Set Ring Workshop- Apr 5 from 10-5 pm
Tube settings are a practical and easy way to set small faceted stones. In this workshop students will learn how to properly cut a seat and choose the correct size and type of burs. After setting a few practice stones, they will fabricate a simple sterling silver ring mounting and set a 3mm cz stone. Students will leave with their samples, a completed ring and the skills to continue tube setting on their own. Class is limited to 3 students.
Necessary materials and tools will be provided but it is recommended that you bring your own Optivisor or other magnification in the correct strength especially if you have any difficulty seeing close up objects clearly. I have a selection of clear and colored cz stones you make choose to make your ring from, or you may bring your own 3mm stone to use.
Class will run from 10-5 with a 30 min lunch break.Open to ages 16+. Prior metalwork experience is recommended. Classes are taught in the Metamorphosis Metals studio in downtown Raleigh, NC