Friday-Sunday, Sept 23–25 • 10am–5pm

Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 2 (or equivalent) 


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 will make a hinged pendant and set a trillion stone in a telescoped tube setting hanging from a bail made from bent tubing. Learn to stretch tubing to fit a stone and make simple earrings that pivot.


This is an intermediate level class, basic fabrication and soldering are required.


MATERIALS KIT (value $35) is included in your tuition which includes all parts for each project, including trillion and round stones.  A step-by-step handout with images and text is also supplied. 


Please bring your metalsmithing tool kit including: 

  • Saw frame , saw blades 2/0 or 3/0 and wax

  • Pliers: round or half-round, chain-nose, and flat

  • Solder in Hard, Medium and Easy

  • Hand files (half round, needle, etc. in large and small sizes) 

  • Sandpaper/sanding sticks in various grits (220/320/400/600)

  • Drift Pin for stretching tubing (alternatively, you may use one of the following: a small round mandrel, a tapered scribe, a gradually tapered bezel shaper, or a TEKTON 1/16" Alignment Punch)
  • Sharpie

  • Scribe
  • center punch, dividers, etc.

  • Calipers or Small Ruler

  • Safety glasses

  • 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

  • Polishing wheels/pumice wheel for FlexShaft


  • Tube Cutter or Miter Jig

  • Wood or Delrin U channel block

  • Tubing Draw Plate

  • Small Trillion Mandrel

  • Additional 22g or 24g Sterling Silver sheet 1x3" (or more if you have it)

  • Sterling Silver round wire in a variety of gauges

Contact hours: 21

Tubing Technical: An Exploration in Fabrication: Fri-Sun, Sept 23-25

SKU: 020003
  • Metalsmithing 2 or equivalent