Tubing definition: a hollow form open at both ends, not necessarily round. Explore the myriad ways to make and use tubing. Join, bend, connect, hang, set faceted trillion stones, stretch and hinge, using tubing. Students make 2 projects: a hinged pendant with a trillion stone setting that hangs from a bail created with hand-made bent tubing. A pivot earring where students learn to stretch tubing that fits a faceted stone for simple earrings that pivot.
This is an intermediate level class, basic fabrication and soldering required.
Kit Fee $35 (included in your tuition)
Please read carefully and email me if you have questions. Alison@antelman.com
**Please bring items that you already have, there’s no need to purchase tools**
Materials list: Basic tool kit (hand tools, files-including mini and large, pliers, etc.) including:
Round nose pliers, chain nose or flat pliers
Saw/blades (2/0 or 3/0)
Soldering supplies, including: sheet and/or wire solder, solder pad or charcoal block, flux, pic, tweezers, etc.
drift pin *** (aka: drift punch), small round mandrel/drift pin/punch, a tapered scribe can work too./ Gradually tapered bezel shaper/ tapered scribe- for stretching tubing. 1/16 of an inch TEKTON 1/16 Inch Alignment Punch | 66171 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QV2K0KG/ref=emc_b_5_t
Small Ruler (6 inch or less)
goldsmith’s hammer or something with narrow rectangular side, and flat side (bring a few if you are unsure).
Stone setting tools: burnisher, bezel pusher, whatever you like to use for bezel-type settings.
Mallet: Heavy Delrin Plastic or other (optional)
Shears/ Joyce Chen /airplane shears/ other
OPTIONAL extra Sterling sheet to work with. 24 or 22 gauge (if you have it bring more otherwise a small piece is fine, 1” by 3” minimally). Also bring a variety of wire gauges. Teacher supplies all parts for project including the stone.
These tools are optional but will be useful during the workshop and for your tool chest over the long term. The mandrel is probably the least important of the items, given a choice.
Delrin plastic or wood block with crevices (optional) may be called U channel, used for forming metal.