Tubing Technical with Alison Antelman

Friday, July 15, 2022; 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Saturday, July 16, 2022; 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, July 17, 2022; 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)


Cost: $495

SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

Tubing definition: a hollow form open at both ends, not necessarily round.

Explore the myriad ways to make and use tubing with Alison Antelman! Join, bend, connect, hang, set faceted trillion stones, stretch and hinge, using tubing. Students in this live Zoom class will make 2 projects: a hinged pendant with a trillion stone setting that hangs from a bail created with hand-made bent tubing. As well as pivot earrings  where students learn to stretch tubing that fits a faceted stone for simple earrings that pivot.

A step-by-step handout with images and text is supplied. This is an intermediate level class. Basic fabrication and soldering skills required.

**Students need a bolted down bench vise or, make your own draw pull jig.**


Techniques taught:
Making your own tubing from flat sheet
Design, layout, function
Fabrication and soldering exercises
Complex trouble shooting
Telescope setting for faceted trillion and round stone
Stretching tubing


A kit of materials is included with this class and will be mailed to you.

Tools for this Class

This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. A list of tools with recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you with your registration receipts If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

  • Bench pin
  • Saw frame
  • 2/0 or 3/0 saw blades
  • Half round hand file
  • Needle file set of 6
  • round/flat forming pliers OR Half round/flat forming pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • torch (any)
  • hard and medium solder
  • Soldering set-up including: Solderite board or charcoal block, flux(any), pick, third hand, tweezers
  • pickle pot/bowl and pickle
  • Burr life or other blade lubricant
  • Scriber -anything sharp to scribe into metal
  • Metric ruler or other measuring device
  • Tube Cutting Jig OR Miter Jig
  • riveting hammer or similar
  • Sharpie marker
  • Stone setting tools for cabochons including bezel pusher and/or Burnisher
  • *Safety glasses*
  • Pro shears
  • Heavy mallet
  • Pumice wheel or similar
  • Swage Block- wood or delrin plastic. You can also file a round groove in a block of wood.
  • Tubing draw plate
  • Bolted down bench vise OR make your own Draw pull
  • drift pin or similar small mandrel, a tapered scribe can work too.
  • Draw tongs or Vice Grips

A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.



 Knowledge of soldering and basic fabrication.


Alison Antelman (Guest)

If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.

If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.

International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.

If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).

Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.

Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.

For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.

And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait. 

If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases, 

Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class. 

If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss. 

Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us. 

If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.

Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.

If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.