Tube and Flush Setting

Course Description

About this course

Explore tube and flush setting -- two popular stone setting techniques that can add sparkle to jewelry without a great deal of expense! In just one day, students will make a half-round sterling silver band ring embellished with a raised tube setting and  two flush-set stones on either side. Faceted stones will be used in both settings.

  • Tube settings are a type of bezel that can be made using either thick-wall tubing or two pieces of thin-wall tubing soldered together. This will be demonstrated, but to save time, students will use a commercially available tube setting. Modifications on various tube bezels will be discussed.
  • Flush-settings are almost level with the metal they are set into. Students will cut seats on their rings and burnish the stones into place. This course will not cover the Gyspy setting.

Leave with a finished ring and the skills to add sparkle to any of your future projects!

 

Meet the Instructor

Joy Raskin

Joy Raskin has been a silversmith since 1984, and has exhibited throughout the United States, Ireland and New Zealand, showcasing both her jewelry and flatware designs. Joy is a native of New Hampshire, having attended public schools in Manchester and Concord. She was accepted as a member of the League of NH Craftsmen while still in high school. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Joy is an instructor at Metalwerx in Waltham, MA, The Craft Center in NH, Sharon Art Center and many other schools. Joy also teaches workshops on jewelry making, metalsmithing, wireweaving, and various metal techniques at craft programs throughout New England. She also works as a goldsmith for a local gallery and is enjoying working with high tech tools such as the laser welder.

Joy has received many awards for her work. She was commissioned by the NH State Council on the Arts to create the Cultural Access Award for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 2001. Her work is included in many collections, including the White House and Smithsonian Institution. Joy's work is found in multiple galleries throughout New England, including the League of NH Craftsmen Galleries, Boston Society of Arts & Crafts, Guilford Art Center, Millbrook Gallery, and others.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $25 materials fee of for this course payable upon registration. Materials kits include sterling silver, cubic zirconia, and various tools needed to complete the project.

Students should bring 

Metalwerx has some of these for communal studio use, but you may wish to bring your own if you do not wish to wait for them to become available during class: 

  • a notebook and pen/pencil
  • eye, ear, nose, or mouth protection
  • optivisor and/or loupe

Tuition

$155.00 $147.25
5% discount until April 9

Materials Cost

$30.00

Instructor

Joy Raskin

Date

May 9, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Metalwerx
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