Going Tubular!

NEW! Self-Guided Course

Master the skills and mindset you need to remove creative roadblocks and unleash your design potential!

Learn from Master Goldsmith

Kent Raible

Unleash your creative design potential! Learn how to make your own tubing in many shapes and sizes for multiple bezels, hinges and more! Learn to seat and set both faceted and cabochon stones, including more advanced bezel setting techniques for difficult sharp cornered gems, high-domed cabs and more. 

 

In this self-guided course, I will show you how to make and use tubing for your one of a kind jewelry creations, from design, to bezel settings, hinges, and more! Together, we will explore the creative and practical uses of self-made tubing, while refining your fabrication skills and exploring a different approach to jewelry design. 

 

It is my intention to help you raise the bar when it comes to making stunning, innovative pieces, and I’ve designed this course to speed up your learning curve,  help you break through some of your  technical and design hurdles,  and reach into your limitless creative potential.

Module 1

Tubing

 

Duration: 50m


In the first Module we make three tubes as a foundation for creating the bezels and hinges that we will use in subsequent modules.

Module 3

Advanced Bezel Setting

Duration: 38m


Here we explore the next level of difficulty in bezel setting - bezels with sharp corners and setting high-dome, steep-sided cabs tightly and securely.

Module 2

Basic KR Bezel Setting

Duration: 28m


In this module you will learn how to use burrs to make perfect seats and then how to professionally set both round and square gemstones! 

Module 4

Hinges

 

Duration: 50m


The fabrication skills go up another notch, as you learn to make a tight, and delicate hinge using the tube within a tube method. This hinge system is great for making opening bails, lockets, and other uses.

BONUS Module 5

Creating Swivels

 

Duration: 12m


I show you a fun way to add movement to your  designs: SWIVELS!

Going Tubular

With Master Goldsmith & Visionary Kent Raible

$550.00/one time payment

 

3 Months access to stream content!

Plus bonus month to get set up and get started!

MORE ABOUT THE COURSE

Going Tubular

3-Minute Sneak Peek into

Going Tubular

 

Kent's teaching style has always been hands-on and detailed. Each module and bonus video shows close up demonstrations of how to accomplish each step. 

 

In this sneak peek, you will listen in as Kent welcomes students to Going Tubular and shares details of the course with his new students. 

Supplies needed for success! 

 

This fabrication course is designed for the advanced beginner to professional level jewelers who wish to increase their hand fabrication skills so they can make more creative and unique work! To get the most out of this course, you will need a strong foundation in the basic bench skills of sawing, filing and soldering. 

 

Expand  the first Frequently Asked Question below for information on the tools and materials needed. Once enrolled, you will receive a detailed tools and materials list along with our suppliers' discount codes just for our students! 

 

We’ve added an extra month to your access period! Now you have plenty of time to get set up and get going while waiting for your tools to arrive!

Who doesn't love new tools?

Bending block and cylinders used to form the tubes

Frequently Asked Questions

Going Tubular Tools & Materials List

How much time will the work for each module take?

Can you provide more details about what I will learn in each module?

In Module 1 you will learn to make tubes in specific sizes and wall thinknesses, both round and square. Specifically:

  • I show you how to measure and create tubing blanks for both round and square tubes to set specific sizes of round and princess cut gemstones

  • I show you how  to form and draw down tubing to exact sizes and wall thicknesses for different purposes

In ​Modules 2 and 3 you will use the tubing we create in module one to make multiple bezels, and learn how to properly seat and set both faceted and cabochon stones into beautiful round and square tubular bezels. Specifically: 

  • I show you how to bur perfect seats in the thick-walled 7mm diameter round tube we made in module 1, for both faceted and cabochon stones

  • I cover the use of the hammer handpiece for bezel setting

  • I show you how to bright cut and finish your bezel setting 

  • I also cover some basic bezel forming techniques (not using tubing)

  • I show you how to prepare corners for setting square, and other stone shapes with corners to reduce or eliminate breakage

  • I show you how to perfectly seat and set a square faceted stone into the square tube from module 1.

  • I also cover the setting of high-domed cabochons (ie bullets) using a hand punch and setter’s pitch.

In Module 4 you will explore the exciting realm of hinges, using a tube-within a tube system for making tight fitting, delicate hinges for opening bails and other uses. Specifically:

  • I will show you a delicate hinge fabrication technique, using a double tube system.

  • We will make a hinged bale structure using the double tube system

In BONUS Module 5 we explore another fun way to use tubes, and add movement to your work - Swivels! Specifically: 

  • I show you how to make perfectly centered and strong swivels using tubing from module 1

How long do I have access to the course for?

Will I get to keep the class materials?

Do I have to be a goldsmith to take this course?

How do I know if the class is right for me?

What if I find this course is not a good fit for me?

What if I want to ask Kent a question? 

A teacher shows you how to do it,

a master opens up an entirely different

set of possibilities.

For me, Kent opened up those possibilities.

Sharona Wolff

Jewlery Designer

The format of this course is just about perfect for learning from a master such as Kent Raible (short of Kent standing over your shoulder in YOUR studio!) 

I have felt so privileged to take this class, I truly, truly enjoyed it.

Vicki Stone

Metalsmith

Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I appreciated the class and how much I have learned.  I cannot express how much it help me and I feel you gave me back my creativity.

Mary Bibb

Jewlery Designer

MEET YOUR MASTER INSTRUCTOR

KENT RAIBLE

Hi, I'm Kent Raible

 

I’ve been discovering the wonder of metals for over 50 years now, and have developed my own style of granulated 18K gold jewelry, but this journey has encompassed much more than that!  In addition to the creation of countless masterpieces, I have also been teaching the jewelry arts for over 4 decades. The art of precision handmade jewelry fabrication is my first love, and over the years I have learned a million tricks, tool and design options and skills, all of which I want to share with you! You can check out my work here.

 

I have streamlined my knowledge so that I can offer you a direct route to up-level your skills in specific areas of jewelry fabrication. Your palette of skills to draw from is about to get bigger! You will be able to dive deeper into the creative manipulation of metal and create more beautifully executed and complex designs. These videos are designed to improve your technical prowess, and enhance your creative abilities.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

Your success is our goal.

By signing up, you’re raising your hand to grow your skills.  If you show up and do this work, I know you’ll walk away with more insight, confidence and technical knowledge to create the pieces you envision.

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