Metal Clay Rings with Tube Set Gems

Metal Clay Rings with Tube Set Gems

Instructor Bio: 
89 minutes

Join master metal clay artist, Lora Hart and learn to make these bright and fanciful Metal Clay rings with professional jeweler tube set gems. Make a few and stack them together for a great look.

Lora will show you step-by-step how to make a professional tube setting for your ring, then use your tube setting skills where your creativity takes you. 

Learn what the pro’s know about stone setting so your own gem will sparkle. Lora takes the guess work out of how to make a perfectly sized metal clay tube setting with what drills and bits to use.

Have the mystery solved and watch from start to finish how you can start making your own rings set with your favorite fire-in-place gems!

BONUS learn how to make tiny micro molds to accent and personalize your adjustable ring!

The full recording and a PDF handout is included.

Covered In This Class: 
  • setting burs and other jeweler’s tools with metal clay
  • mold making and refining
  • joining
  • damp sanding
  • bending a ring band after firing
  • rolling calibrated coils
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • OneFire sterling PMC or a clay of your choice
  • basic metal clay tools
  • Slip to match
  • silicone mold material
  • small decorative items to mold (size of a fingernail)
  • Tube cutter
  • gem bur
  • twist drill
  • saw
  • calipers
  • dividers
  • water
  • work surface
  • faceted stones
  • thickness frames
  • Water and brush
  • flat lucite roller
  • clay hydrator (optional)

Included with the video download, a PDF filled notes and all the resources you need to get started.