Ocean Blue Ring | Joanne Tinley | Skillshare
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12 Lessons (1h 46m)
    • 1. Ocean Blue Ring

    • 2. Ocean Blue Ring - materials

    • 3. Ocean Blue Ring - equipment

    • 4. Ocean Blue Ring - soldering equipment

    • 5. Ocean Blue Ring - forming the ring

    • 6. Ocean Blue Ring - filing

    • 7. Ocean Blue Ring - burring the seat

    • 8. Ocean Blue Ring - finishing the setting

    • 9. Ocean Blue Ring - soldering

    • 10. Ocean Blue Ring - tidying after soldering

    • 11. Ocean Blue Ring - setting the stone

    • 12. Ocean Blue Ring - final thoughts

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About This Class

A second tube set ring class - with a twist! This class uses the stone setting techniques taught in the Tube Set Ring video to create a bypass ring, a stone set between two sides of a ring shank that twist past each other.


I always like to include a bit of troubleshooting in my video classes - after all, things don't always go to plan when you're making jewellery so it's good to know how to put things right! In this case I've deliberately chosen a stone for the design that doesn't match the sizes of burrs that I have. Ideally your burrs should be the same size as the stone you are setting, but by following my tips you'll be able to see a way round this!

If you haven't already taken the Tube Set Ring video class I do recommend that you watch it before starting this new class as it covers technical information about the stones, tubes and burrs that tube setting uses.

The Ocean Blue Ring class continues with series of Intermediate Silversmithing classes. As you progress through the series I will help you build on the skills covered in the Silversmithing for Beginners series, encouraging you to create more complex projects. I will always take you through everything you need step by step, and include troubleshooting sections where appropriate too. We will be covering soldering, various methods of stone setting, etching and more!

The Ocean Blue Ring was designed as part of the Ring A Month 2019 challenge. August's prompt was Under The Sea. For more about the challenge visit www.facebook.com/groups/makearingamonth/

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Joanne Tinley

Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer


I have been making my own jewellery for as long as I can remember and left my first career as a school teacher to set up business as a jewellery designer and tutor nearly 14 years ago. I am self-taught and like many people I started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making! There is something so magical about watching solder flow through a seam, joining two pieces of metal together smoothly.

I work from my studio on the south coast of the UK with 15 other wonderfully creative artists. I design and make jewellery for galleries across the UK, teach regular and popular jewellery design workshops, and also offer private tuition. My jewellery design projects have been published in both UK and US magazines and books.

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1. Ocean Blue Ring: Hello. My name's joint only. I'm a jewelry designer and tutor from the South Coast, the UK on Welcome to the ocean Blue Ring class. This is the second ring clothes designed that has at the centre of design a beautiful round , brilliant cut faceted stone set inside the piece of shoe In the first class, I kept the design very simple. Aunt taught you how to solder the tubes, setting on top of the ring band within this flask and step things up a little bit. Changes on around on this time. Instead of forming a ring band soldering that closed Andi preparing it for setting on top. I'm going to show you how to for a different type of rain band where the ends of the wire across passed each other on a piece of to ISS soldiers security between the two. So the soldier is maybe a little bit more friendly to set up. You do have to keep a very careful I only to make sure it doesn't sit with your soldering. But the advantages of this design is it that he's one only stage from soldering. You sold the ring bones close on the city in place in one step. If you haven't already watched the tube set ring video class, then I do recommend that you go back and watch that one on, then come back to the ocean blooming class because I didn't cover a lot of technical information in first class deliberately so so I wouldn't have to cover it in each class, says I could refer you back to it. So if you don't already know the difference Hearts over bringing Cut Facets Stone. If you're not already confident for choosing the right birth for the job on the right size tube, then do make sure you go back on what Just as well, something else to help you is a downloadable PdF that has more information on DSA diagrams that will hopefully make the technical side of things a lot clearer for you. A quick would about the direction the ring shank is twisting before we go any further, as it does affect designed, this type of band is often knows a bypass shank because the two ends well past each other, they bypassed each other. The ACA Marine bring in this class is actually made for the left hand on. It would look completely different if you wore it on the right turn. As you can see from these two images on the left hand, the ring sits fairly level on the right hand. It's twisted over. It's not attractive look, but it is a very different look. The side of the ring that has the lowest part of the band should be on the side of the little finger, as skin between the fingers is actually lower on that side. In other words, strictly speaking for a left handed ring at the top, part of the ring goes anti clockwise past the bottom for a right handed ring. Such a. So he courts that you can see next to the act Marine. Here, the top part of the rain goes clockwise house the bottom part, and you can see just how the two rings, even though they're made in the same way. The two rings actually sit differently on the side here, and it's all to do with which way the two ends of the read shank go past each other. I always like to include a little bit of trouble shooting information, my classes wherever possible on this class is in a different. Ideally, you should use the exact right size Bir that fits your stone. But in this class, I'm going to choose a stone. It is deliberately just a little bit too big for the birth time got on. Then show you a trick of how to use an even larger about to still get that stone fitting beautifully inside. So even if you are already familiar with you setting, this is definitely cast that's going to teach you war and help you get more confident with your stone setting. So if you're ready, then let's have a look at the materials and equipment that we're going to need to make. 2. Ocean Blue Ring - materials: these are material. So I'm going to use to make my ocean blue ring. I find that this design of ring works best with either round or square. Why? I find that overall, retain your wives. Maybe a little bit too bulky for this, as they will obviously from their shape, make a wider ring. I've got two millimeter round study. So why here that, sir, About a 12 gauge. I find that too millimeters is a good side of wire for this project. You could perhaps go a little bit heavier, maybe 2.2. If you want a dainty a ring, then you could go down to maybe 1.8. That's Ah, Skate 13 wire. If you were using square wire, then you could maybe go down to 1.5 Have made some very nice rings using this design from 1.5 square wire as well, and you can go a little bit stinger with square while because the corners on the while the shape of the wire tend to give it more strength. But I think less than that you're going to have a ring that is too weak. It could get easily out of shape on, and that could cause problems with stone. Setting the stones I'm going to use is an AK Marine. I've got five millimeter AC Marines here say, five millimeter with a little bit hesitation because they were brought as five millimeter diameter aka Marines. But if you've watched the troops entering video class, you have seen that there are some differences in the stones. So I'm going to measure the stones to show you the actual sizes before I start work of also total length of tube here that has got an inside diameter of 4.5 millimeters andan outside diameter. Six millimeters. So that is a good fit for the stones of how the stones up against it on D. I could see a nice room of silver around the stones, but the stones want falling into the tube, so it showed that the inside diameter was too small to allow the stone to go through. But the outside diameter was a large enough to still be out to form silver around the stone . Once the seat has been cut to push over the stone and hold it in place 3. Ocean Blue Ring - equipment: I couldn't quite fit all of the equipment that I need to make this ring into one shot because some of it's a little bit bigger. So I've divided into two. This set of equipment is see equipments. I'm going to need to make the ring band or the ring Shank. I've got a set of ring sizes so that I can check to see what side ring I want to make, and also because I'm going to use them to mark the rain. Triple it with the size of ring that I want to make her explain why, in the relevant section off the class, however, I've also got a week. Chief Triplett, 20 Tributes has got the rings sizes marked on it so that I can also use that as necessary to double check the size of the rain band. Once is being made, the nylon hammer is going to be used to hammer the Y shaped wire around the triplet. And then I'm going to use the ultra fine Sharpie to mark the wire to indicate where I want to cut it. To trim off the excess wire in office English. Trim off that excess wire with my jewels sore. Andi, I'm going to show you a trick off, using the bench paper to support the ring on to make it a little bit safer to cut. So we use the bench pregnant side of foot way than I usually do. Well, it's yet says, why is being trimmed off? I'm going to need to tidy up the ends of the wire so they're although they're not gonna be soldered together. They need to be nice and smooth and rounded so that the ring is comfortable. Andi, I'm going to use a needle file to help me do that. I could then continue with birth grades of Emery paper to fish off tiding the ends up. But as I'm going to be using my pendant drill anyway to Burger Seat, the stone I've got here a silicon disk, it's ah, media says it's a medium great, but it does give a very fine finish. Really nice finish. So I'm going to use that. Remove the farm art really nicely smooth off the ends of the wire. The masking tape is out because I'm going to wrap a little bit of masking tape around the wire. While some tidying it up just to make sure that the Ring band is not accidentally damaged, as I'm filing a knee churning up the ends of the wire. So that's the ring band equipment on. This is the equipment that's I'm going to be using to make the stone setting the troops setting on, she said. Stone. And as you can see, some of the same equipment come back out again. So it's not really two whole table fools of equipment that you need. There are some duplicates. I've got a six inch file to help me make sure that the end of the tube is straight on nice and square, or the way across on the Engineer Square is going to help me with that job as well Adjust. Your calipers are there to double check the size of those stones that I've got to choose from, because although I am using five millimeter stones where I bought them as five millimeter stones, they could actually be a thing, which was about 4.84 to 5 point to double check the size to make sure so I'm using the same side birth, the burst I'm going to be using independent drill are round on stone set shaped Byrs Do refer to the handouts that goes through the different shapes of birds that I use on what they look like. So you get a better understanding of this was essentially I use around first and finish off the setting with a stone sitting bird. But I've got 1/3 burn out as well, and this is a 5.5 millimeter round. But and the reason is I've got that out is that I already know because I've measured them that some of the stones in the back shirt I've got are closer to 5.2 millimeters than five millimeters. I'm going to make life a little bit harder for myself so that I can show you a trick to help you set a certain largest stone, even if you haven't got the puff it side burr toe hand for it. So that's why I've got the 5.5 millimeter round burn out as well. The nitty needle is there because it can sometimes be very useful to help me push the stone back out of the tube setting because off the average crediting, check the fit and get it back out again. And there's a block of beeswax there because it's important to lubricate your birds. It helps the Boeing go a lot more smoothly than more easily, and it also helps your birth to last longer. A substitute for bees wax some people for to use is burr life the sharp use out again? Because I'm going to use that to mark where I want to cut the tube. Onda obviously eventually said, you'll soar to cut through the silver tube on. I'm going to hold the tube in joint. Clever. That's the red handle tour that you can see here, and holding it in that health would hold everything more securely, more safely. Just made everything a lot easier. I've also got a another silicon disk. You. It's actually the same. Graze open diskettes, a medium one that gives that really nice finish. I've got this one because it's slightly smaller. It fits inside the ring, and I'm going to use that to tidy up the back of the setting after a soldier's everything in place. This big grey bits of equipments that I don't think have you saved your classes before is a realized Clump three. Nice. But there are there not very expensive to buy at all. I think this woman about eight or £9 this one camps on the edge of my bench. Andi the George of really nice and soft. They don't cause any damage to work, but they hold everything very securely on. It also swivels about a bit, as you will see in, ah very to stage the class my contractually setting a stone Or that you can tighten everything up to stop that swiveling if you don't want it to happen. So it's very useful pizza equipment and then to use it to hold the ring while some set in the stone. I've got two tours. Here's I'm actually going to use to finally set in stone Got my basil pusher, Andi, I've got a burnish. Er I prefer to use a bench, knows Boehner show you could also get straight nose vanishes. I've got to needle files. I'm going to use the flat needle file to remove just a little bit of material around the outside of the top of the tube just to finish off the setting before I solve everything in place and set Stone. I've got my direct files I like so much. I'm going to use that to carefully river a little bit more material if I need to as I set the stones. So it's there in reserve in case I need it, although you won't actually see me using it in this class. I also want to show you a pen vice. This wouldn't handled tool. You can see here as it's an alternative way of holding a bar on twisting it inside to it's very useful. If you just want to do a tiny bit of blurring on your pendant, you're might be a little bit too fast or indeed as an alternative if you don't have a pendant drill. 4. Ocean Blue Ring - soldering equipment: I think this is the soldier equipment that I use for all of my smaller projects, such as earrings and sore pendants, everything sitting on a couple of slate tiles, a heatproof surface to help protect my desk on my work sits on a couple of soldering bricks or soldering blocks, while some heating it up. One of these soldering bricks is made of a softer material than the others. Because it's softer, it's picked up some dips and some cracks in it. It's being used over the years, and these could be very useful for supporting work that isn't completely flat. The charcoal block is there because I melt small piece of scrap on top of that on Do they form? Nice of my balls has, I mean used to decorate my projects when I need to pick up my work or to support it whilst I'm soldering? I used reverse action tweezers that you can see here, and I've also got a pair on a stand through 1/3 hand, and it's there when I need 12 on extra hands to help me out. The blue handled stick is a soldier pick on, and that I used to push soldier, move it about to make sure it it's exactly where I want it to be. Soldier usually comes in strips or sticks. Andi, I've got three different melting temperatures here that I use in combination for different projects. The soldier gets cut into small pieces or Palin's you ting. The red handles snips as I keep those little pieces in the labeled boxes that you can see do. Make sure that you label your boxes because once a soldier is cut up, you won't be hard to tell which is which. Melting temperature. My curl over the ends off the sticks of solder start. I can't tell which melting temperature they are. The more cold over they are, they're higher. The mountain temperature, bright yellow liquid is a flux. Solder won't actually flow out through the joining unless you use of flux with it. Andi, the paintbrushes. What? I used to apply the flux to the joints in my work. Small projects like hearings only need a small blowtorch, and I've got two different makes of those here. Both of them are easy to refill with the gas that comes in aerosol cans. Since the same type of gas butane gas that you use to refill cigarette lighter At the back of a picture, you can see a slow cooker that Scots a very mild acid solution go to safety pickle in it. When you heat silver up, the surface becomes not darker and dirtier looking that some of the capo in the study silver reacting with the heat and auction flame to forward cause copper oxides on the safety pickle cleans that copper oxides up. Before you put your work in the safety pickle, it needs to be cooled down or quenched in a pot of water. Andi, you need to put your work in and out of the safety pickle with brass or plastic tweezers. Not the stainless steel ones that I showed you before and thus, but definitely not least our have safety glasses. You've only got one pair of eyes. Look after them carefully 5. Ocean Blue Ring - forming the ring: The first things I'm going to do for this project is to make the ring shank a living bound itself on. And as you already know, I'm going to be using this two millimeter of stunning silver round wire. Andi, I'm going to hemorrhage around my ring. Triplets. So this stage, if you have seen of the simple hammered Rings class, then some of the stage is actually going to be rather familiar. But what? What I do in the simple hammer drains class is coil the wire round, gets the right size and then cut through the coil to end up with a ring that meets really nicely ready for soldering. In this case, I'm going to call the wire around, get it the right size, but make two cuts so that I end up with section in the middle, where the rings crossover, which you probably picture already for the image started for each video section. Now put a mark there. Let me see if I moved out in the light hen mark that corresponds to the top. Oh, lightly up. You have to see what size it is. So it corresponds to a size p my ring Sizer are marking this ringside because I want to make the Ranger size pay. So as I start to form mess around, I've been to pull it down and hammer it down the triplet to get it reading, I see shaped and get down for size P. But I'm using a nice, smooth bring triplet Andi, not my week. Chief marked one, the one that's marked with the ring sizes, this one because this one has got grooves marking the ring sizes. So if I was a hammer on this one, the why would kick up marks from these groups, which I obviously don't want it to do. So I put the mark on here cause I don't want to take the ring bigger than here. But I start off hammering more upper this section here hammering smaller because it's very , very difficult to hammer this sickness of wire tightly, smoothly around a ring should that just waiting fingers on 900. But what does work really nicely again? You've seen a simple time brings cars. It's a startup saw. Get the wire coiled round and then bring it down to the exercise that you want. And as you do that it gets really nicely into shape. So that's what we're going to do now. Ring size out of the way on a Z Usual. My trick is going, Teoh be trying to hold everything whilst working on it while trying to keep everything in view for you. So do my best. I thought the wire, you can see actually, the world already coiled no bench around a little bit sick, sea of actually, um, used this wire this end of the wire to make a ring already. What I'm going to do is stick out a little bit of time from the ring triplets and how that sketch site is actually off the desk. Otherwise, things are going to rattle like crazy. They're doing this. So it's going to get to the stage where enough with the war is coral around four around the triplets want fresh. We had to pull the other end of the world the longings of the while to help me pull it in shape, start to get around. It's now was enough purchase on that? That I can hold it with my fingers on and I stopped. You see them starting to pull. Why around. I want to try and make sure that that coils really neatly against sugar now is no white. It's difficult to show you this, but that's angle. But it's no, quite, um, meeting nice and type up against the triple. It is not quite a perfect round at the moment, but I do this three down, two roads that pen mark towards the pain. It's going to not get into the right size that gets them might shake actually going to do now because the circles got bigger. The cross service section has gotten a bit small, so I'm just going to binge a little bit more round to compensate for that. You're covering until that mark is underneath, where those two parts of the coil we'll meet. That's why she don't happy that on and that trip it off Really nice bring that starts the project. They are taking a trip, a chopper, six kinds, taking a bit attention out and they strung apart a little bit. But I'm not worried about that because obviously I want them to come even further apart to be out to put the he's chipping in between them have enough space for that and also, as you see in and special while next stage. I actually want to pull the Children apart so I could cut for myself that tinge and cut a section of here just to keep what to get rid of the little bits. If I don't need actually looking at this, I don't need to cut very much off this. Send a tool on. The reason for that is the benj that you saw previously in the end of the wire that I had already used this to start forming. It's not forming a rain, so that is actually really quite nicely in shape, which usually, if you start off with a straighter length of wire, then you're going to have a longer length here that is not quite in shape. It's difficult to get that first of all, bit hammered, really nice and shaped really nicely around the triplets that you might need to cut a little bit off. What I'm going to do is used Sharpie. Just shoot, turn around this work, get a better look to cut that amount off, so I'm taking off the business stuff quite in perfect shape on Sen. Jews just make sure. Yes, I'm leaving myself enough well here to accommodate Cheuk. So my foot? Yes, the line. Well, there, that's what do you know? I see. So those are the two marks that I need to cut. But what I need to do now before I can cut Cem is ever so gently pull them apart. Now I'm being careful when I do that, not to put it out, to shape our most. Opening it up as if it was a jump ring. You know, when you twist apart like that, you never pulled are looking a bit in shape because I never get them back into shape. So twisting it part of about. But it's still keeping and that beautiful round shape. So that's enough now, obviously, I do not want to damage the wire as I'm cutting. So where I cut through this side, I don't want my later slip and start marking on this side. And when I saw cutting this site, I don't want my leg to slip and cut over here. Pretty obvious that, but this is actually how I do. It might notice that there were some lines. So one inch to the edge of my lunch break on. That is because I deliberately saw into my bench pagan times so that when I do cut through , for example, a piece of wire because I'm also cutting through the wood. My blade cannot spring forward and it cannot catch on damage on section over there. So And to try and make sure I've got everything lined up. So what you're here is I'm sorry. This may be a slime or muffled noise compared to the usual noise. I'm a crime story through. Why? Because I'm going to be cutting food Would as well. I hope my son over that played mark the moment just so the blade doesn't slip with extra like just why was not cutting are not lying perfectly up against the wood. There was a little bit of a gap because obviously the wind cove, which is that fairly flat. Um, so could you get started? But once you actually get started through the woods becomes a lot. Since you thank you. You can see they sold us with dust appearing as well. Do you are not putting a pressure on the blade running a blade up down there? We go. That was the 1st 1 on. And because I sawing through the woods, the blade, as you saw, didn't swing for it. I always like to do that side first. That's got the coil rest of the long length of wire on it. Just to get that after the way, as quickly as possible, because it does tend to be more careful of your counter acting. It's a tentacle. The ring. I've been one direction. But thing is one reason by the way, my bench takes far consumable. They do eventually have to be replaced. No one else saying before I trust me through this one. Hopefully not just for me by some of the way there. I'm keeping my fingers here after the wave blade. No touching them. They're keeping them well back because I don't want the blade to catch them. Enjoy no one to damage my what I don't want, Tom, if I think is okay, so that is the start of the ring. That little piece with the end of my scrap pot. We were cycled at some stage, and obviously the rest of the length of the wire will be other projects. That's the start of the ring. In the next section. I'm going to show you how I tell you the ends 6. Ocean Blue Ring - filing: After I cut the excess wire off the rain, I was left with a very sharp a cheese. It was brown toe, the endless friends of the wire. Very uncomfortable to wear if I left him like that. So in this state of the class, I need Teoh tidy the ends up. Now, this end, I haven't done a thing to a tool. So when you think about the way so I could get that better focus for you that is still cut straight across, have done anything to it. But this end, I'm going to see the difference. This looks and feels a lot smoother. It is slightly rounded on days that end. This is now re comfortable to buy thumb across. Whereas I wouldn't do it to do it too much for that side. So on the side, I have used a flat need a file initially, Um, then one of the black silicon disks that may seem you reuse in other classes. They've got abrasive material in there, but they actually leave a really nice finish on the on the silver. So I started off with needle file and then finished off to get a really nice finish with this. But before I started work, I use it a bit of masking tape to protect the other side off the wire. Because I'm I'm using the needle file on this section here. I do know want to cool. Was any damage to Yes, but why on lost he take? Is that what you really need to be able to sort that out? Have made a bit of masking tape a little bit too? You know, it's gonna get in the way. Let me just enough to cover that links of silver there. So as I start filing, I'm not going to cause any damage of my firewood too slick onto that section. There it would go against the masking tape and not that side the wire. So just filing initially, just remove the mark sacrifice store late and then a little bit on the edges, the rim for where it's being cut through. The best way to describe it just to run them off slightly, supporting the files about 45 degrees editions, sweeping it across a little bit. I'm very much as you do when you find the ends of ear wise. Use your fingers to feel whether it's smooth yet. Okay, so I need to file. By the way, I've actually kept Theo end of wire quite flat. It's a little bit round. Yeah, just just make it comfortable. But other than that, this very flat across the end there you could if you wanted to file a great deal more and make it really quite rounded at the ends, it's up to you. So next thing I need to do, it's cheese. Silicon disk, which is independent drill. You see the flux, the flexi shafts section there. Andi, they're Brace my hand up against the bench, Paige, just to hold that still committed a little control. I'm not pressing with. Two. Just run across the wire. End of wire. Taking a tickly fall. You can just use your fingers again just to make sure that you are happy. Boast with how it feels as well as with how it looks. So those are now license. Smooth my friends and take the masking tape off it is the ring band or the ring shank prepared. Next thing I need to do is formed, setting forward stone 7. Ocean Blue Ring - burring the seat: in this stage to put your class, I am going to show you have to cut a seat into the into the to perceive one of these stones here. The first thing that I did to the tube itself was file across the end to make sure it's really nice and square. Because if it's not trial, swear you're setting is not going to look. So here. You could end up with more silver higher on one side, but not as much. Still a little bit lower on the other. So your setting with Very even. So I have already filed across and use and Engineers Square to check this it is or meat on square. I got my five back Marine stones here. I've such them so that they are table down on, uh, pitchbook Trump here on the bench. Paige Andi just going to measure across the because it is very important to measure your stones to not assume that because you have ordered, for example, a five millimeter round stone that it is five millimeters, that it is precisely five millimeters on dure. Get a reminder of that? No. So, Chong, make sure it's zero. Andi does your cross. That one is actually fraction under five millimeters. Always like to measure across from a couple of times. So reading the same. So I turned to stone round a little bit. I measure it again just to make certain yes, I want a fraction of the five millimeter said that one would actually be a really good choice for setting with a fine millimeter birth into a chew. It is the right sizes. It's got inside diameter. But you saw on on outside of it. Is too big Christ enough that started Just remind you this. He's tubing ISS six millimeters on the inside amateur actually species. When we haven't seen the's, um, to measuring the inside of something before that's what this and is for, does he push it apart? I sentence apart that way. So the distance between that tip and that is this the same assistant string back chip. I'm not one seeking measure inside of even something small is this. This is 4.5 millimeters inside diameter on and previously so six millimeters outside diameter for half inside of six outside, so that's a really good size for a five millimeter stone you can get tube that it still has Ah, smaller inside diameter. That's the stones and forth through on its slightly. So I smaller in diameter on the outside. So maybe 5.55 point five across would also be a good choice for these stones as well. And usually, if I have 5.5 outside dammit and stock, that is what I would use for a five millimeters stone. But I know that some of these stones are actually closer to 5.2, which means it's a 5.5 tube would actually be a little bit tight for a 5.2 stone six millimeters. It's going to be a lot safer with a 5.5 millimeter tube and a 5.2 millimeters stone. I wouldn't have quite a second off war for how I prefer to do things as a strong enough war to push over the stone. So that's why I've gone up to that tube. And the reason why I'm going to deliberately choose one of the 5.2 stones instead of one of the one cities re otherwise, a perfect choice is because I want to show you a little trick that can help you gets your stone inside the tube even if you do not have the absolute precise size of birth. So can't you show you the site is of these ones? Yeah. Fraction of five millimeters Measure across it again. That she was your process. Rather miss it. Yeah, fractured qualify. So that again would be really the choice because the birds are said to cut ever so slightly bigger than the size again. That's a nice choice there. These two must be the ones I had measured these before. Uh, you see, must be the ones that were bigger. Yes, a C 5.2 again and measure across my point, too. It's one getting a fraction above sorry. I just realized I wasn't holding those. I wasn't showing you the measurement. That's better. This fraction of 5.2 around Just to prove go. Remember, these came out of same bag or did at the same time. That's the ones here. These ones that are really it's close to five millimeters e who get them so they are closer . What's a fraction over 5.2 millimeters and at a fraction under 5.2 going to use that one. Put these three safely away. Really? Nearly not one off the desk. I don't want to lose any of them, so I'm gonna work with that one. But the main boats I've got to work with. Oh, my five enemy to Buzz. I said if he didn't measure your your stones, If you just assume that because what you ordered with five millimeter in diameter on just went ahead and use that diameter of birth, could you want you same? Die much of birth as stone. Then you find that you wouldn't be able to get the stone inside the shoe. So I'm gonna show you a trick to just about to push it in there. And it's worth saying that just because this is actually closer to 5.25 doesn't mean that my supplier has made a mistake or got something wrong. There is a natural variation in the diameters off of stones. Now attach the class materials is a downloadable. Pdf with some technical information about not only stones was about the birds that I use. You can see here. I used to births. I start off with a round bar. Andi. I then finished the setting with a stone setting burn on. You got to see bigger, uh, diagrams of those in in the handouts essentially around World War Burr is round at the end and us around it shake a stone setting bird mimic small the shape of the stone. So so the bottom of the birth mimics the um pavilion will collect at the bottom off stone. And again, if you aren't familiar with the terms time using on this stone that they do have a look at that. Pdf The reason I prefer to start with the ball bar before moving on to the stone setting birth is citizens important to center your bird in the tube around birth, even if you don't have it perfectly lined up with the tube is still going to cut the same shaper. So there's a diagram showing that in the downloadable pdf. So I refer to start with the round berth, take it up to maybe slightly past the widest point and then change over to so setting birth on because I will have but for the right end of the tube, But ah, whole, essentially a larger hole into the tube. When I land, swap over two stone sitting choose instead of wobbling about at the top, it's going to see already. Sit a little way into the tube, and it's kind of myself center. It won't be impossible to get off center. You do need to take some care, but it's going to be a lot easier to get its central. So I'm going to put my round. Burr was the the box lived with those other stones, just moving out the way, so there were not enough desk. I've got the silicon discus I use in the last part of class that out the way. By the way, if you have a quick release hand piece like mine, never leave it empty. Always make sure that you've got something in there, because if you don't then eventually spring inside loses its tension on it won't hold the pieces firmly inside. So I've got the round. But Andi just going to Chile per case. Little bit. I've got sick beeswax, um, used birth life and said it's a matter which he used. Some people have their preferences, um, so I'm going to dio so that that was just touch it on beeswax as it was spinning. And that is enough. While the reasons why some people do prefer bour life over bees wax, it's slightly easier to clog up the birth if you use too much bees wax. So if you do just starting to use beat access I'm doing. Make sure you really touch it to the side of the beat wax. You don't close it up site. Make sure that I have picked the end that is filed square on. And if you watch the other class super stoned somewhere safe. If you've watched the other class, then you know that say, makes a bit of a strange sound like that. Now I've taken that. Uh, so it is just over the widest point. Andi Find move slowing any dust outweigh you. Find Move. It's around to the light. Forget my focus. Um, there we go. That's a good shot. I got to see a brighter section inside the tube. That's a bit of metal that has bean bird away. Now I already know that this stone is not going to sit into the two, but it will be starting to fit a little bit further down. The girdle won't fit in because we already know The girdle is a fraction under 5.2, and I was using a five centimeter burr. But the stone itself is starting to sit further in because off receipts 5.2, well, that young double was safe. Arguments a 5.2 at the girdle. But because of shape stone, it is smaller than that decreasing in diameter to go down the stone. So but and against straighter, it's a city of it. But they were down, but that good, or will not yet fit in. So what I'm going to do he's burn a little bit with have put it, the stone sitting back here, right there. So so I start to form the shape of the seat better again. So there's a bit of lubrication for this, you see, because I'm now instead of seeing up here, I'm wobbling about. It's starting to sit further institute, so it's no longer sitting up with chopped prawn. Easy to wobble. It's sitting further institute already. You can still reach such stone couch Holmes way again. Make sure things designed up nicely. Strange noise. It makes you should also, I hope, have noticed that I do not start blurring until my tool is inside the tube, and I do not take the burn out until it's just stopped moving. If I would remove the birth in and out with a stone sitting birth or round borough or any other shape, both for to use if I moved it in or out as the burr was still spinning, I would damage the top of a setting, which, um, Jeffrey don't want to do on if I hold it up in the light again, The change of you focus. Yeah, okay, then you have to see that silver. That's better, the silver just inside, catching the light a little bit differently. World stoops with dollar now, but that's because the shape has changed slightly. Instead of being a rounded shape, it's now forming well. They, but further in the top is straight with at the bottom, it's starting to form. Um, these state lines are not around its shape, so much expecting a stone is going to be sitting any further rain, but it's always worth shucking. She's so tiny bit further in, but I would normally expect from the amount of blurring that I have done for the stone to be sitting further into the tube and to be almost ready, that seat could be almost ready for the table to be top. Um, search we level with top of the tube or nearly level. So what I'm going to do now is show you that little trick that I promised you to help make a stone that is a little bit bigger then my five millimeters that I ordered and therefore little bit bigger than my five million lecture round on sewn setting birth. So what he saw at the moment it is not sitting in it is despite the amount of burning, it's like dung. That girdle is too big to sit inside the tube. So I need to do something else to get it in. Now I don't have a 5.2 round berth. If I did, I used it. However, I do have a 5.5 around birth and it is 5.5 at its widest point. At some point from its bottom, which body isn't so up at the top at the moment. From this point here to the widest point H is 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and so on until you actually get to the 5.5. So if I were to burn just a little bit inside here, take it very solely. Then I'm eventually going to Berman to 5.2, and at that point, my stone well should fit in. If you are still perfecting your control off your pendant drill, then it is worth while doing this with the pin vice that I showed you in the equipment section. Um, it's a good substitute for a pendant drill, although it takes longer to twist the birthday and to cut the seat. It can do the job very nicely if you wanting just a little bit of time then and your book working still perfecting your control dependent drill that you might want to use the pin vice for this. But I'm going to use my pendant George's show. It can be done. So take stone, setting out 5.5 per goes in. I see it if it's in the Besides what I'm eating habits much bigger to my eyes. At least that one looks so again. Just put lubrication on that one. I'm just going to do a tiny bit. Just one. Press the pedal. Take it out again. Again waiting for it to stop before I took it out again. Stone back this time we're going to see very nearly. That's looking a lot better. The birds are starting to sit inside that tuna just with that tiny little bit of blurring. Ah, uh, it doesn't come out quite nicely. I did wonder whether I might have to use my trusty knitting needle. That's what that sound was Me getting that out of the pot to Sir Pope. See Chris Stone back out again because it was starting to feel a bit better again. Just in time. I did what I said I shouldn't do Truman. It'd go where we got. I'm so lucky that I didn't damage the top. Don't do that. I don't get it Some but premature with your foot on the foot pedal we got that is now sitting nicely in now. I'm not going to continue with this 5.5 per anymore. Now that the girdle is starting to go in, I'm going to swap back to the stone setting Burr on and burr that down a little bit lower. Um, because the set the girdle might be 5.2, but the pavilion below is smaller. So what usually happens is that once you've got the girdle starting to sit in, you can then swap back to stone setting birth on but a little bit lower. The girl was still sitting at the top, you accommodating, allowing that pavilion to go a little bit lower. So back if necessary, I will swap back to the 5.5 again. But I like to do this first because, honestly, I don't want to take the 5.52 deep. Just put that stone back in a safe position, that funny noise of me giving the tube a clean, spluttering search just to make sure that it waas clear cause even if there's a little bit of dust, it's always a silver dust. Um, that will prevent this stone for sitting in nicely. That is starting to look really quite nice, although ideally you want the, um, the table to be sitting flush with the talk. The tube. Sometimes, if a stone's particularly tour above the pavilion, sometimes you can have a little bit of the stone sitting above. As always, uh, compromise. You have to do between having the table as fresh as possible, but not having the wall around the stone sticking up past the stone too tall. Because if it is, then you're going to be pushing too much silver over sewn. It makes it more difficult to get a nice, neat finish on dit. Also cover up or stone just a little bit more borrowing. It really is worth doing this. I'm doing it special stone that you knows a bit bigger. Do you know which the time and checking frequently. Now I'm happy with that, looking at the amount of silver that I can see around the edge of stone unhappy without even though the stone is sitting on tiny back in soc. You see that a little bit of color sitting above. But I'm happy with that. So I'm going to do is move the camera on, get you much closer, look so you can see why I'm happy with the setting, how it is by coming in closer with the camera, you can hopefully see now that the stone is a tiny sliver of color sitting above the top of the tube that's so not completely flush. But it's sitting really nicely in this sitting nice and level. Andi, I move it in this angle, wait for it to come back into focus. Go should be out to sea. As I turned the tube around that there is a war of Silver sitting Oh, slightly crowd of the girdle of the stone. It is not so easy to see on a night of stone was this aqua green as it wasin the Garnett in the first cheap sexual ring class? Because certain with the girl that there was a far greater contrast in color. Um, but you should. It's about that's quite nice shot. You can see that silver sitting proud. Um, so the inside the tube is sitting proud above the girdle. 8. Ocean Blue Ring - finishing the setting: now that I've prepared to the inside of the tube when you can see how the light is shining on the inside and the services like birds and that I prepare the inside the tube, I used to some weight to the outside the tube to finish off the setting on. The first thing I need to do is ever so slightly thin the wall on the outside because I don't want to leave it too thick to push over. Remember this? Is there a six millimeter outside diameters tube? My stone is five point who, Andi. I know that because the stone notice just fits in that I might about a tiny bit bigger than 5.2, but not very much at all. So I still got a wall of ground that she cheered top of the tube. I've got a war off, probably between not 0.3 and not 0.4 millimeters in diameter, which doesn't seem to be a very big amount. A tall woman, by the way. I got that from six millimeters across. Take away 5.2. That leaves me with 0.8 millimeters. So 0.8 millimeters and how to divide into 24 that side and that size that the most. I've got four point form 4.0.4 millimeters wall around the outside, but I might have taken it down to make a 0.3 all the way around the outside because I use that larger birth. But even if its 0.3 for the size of setting, that's still surprisingly, face it war for this typesetting, especially as this is sterling silver. Now, if you bear in mind, the metal strip that I tend to use my stones is 0.3 and find silver. And with a stone setting this side with that basil strip with that softer silver, I was still thin it out a little bit just at the top. So I'm certainly going to do the same with its same dimensions, but we sterling silver that is already harder to push over. So I'm not going to sing out, or this is just a very top. I'm going to do it by holding files about 60 degrees ish. I usually say standard all this to remove them all over the third off the material around the outside of their tough one more, no more than thirds. What I think I'm not. You take 1/4 off, just take a tiny bit off. So now may look as if I am holding to the same position and just find the same position again going again. But I'm actually turning it as I go. Keep in a final same position by turning the thought the tube. I'm not said enough. That is enough if I decided as I was setting the stone, but actually I should have removed a little bit more material. I can very carefully go back with the file and remove a little bit more around the outside , being careful not to slip onto the stone itself. But it's always better to take the minimum off that you think on. Then check in with more offers. You go through as you progressed, setting. If you get you. The next thing I need to do is to trim off the true because surprising. I don't want to use the whole length that you buy. The ring will be a little bit ridiculous, also rather expensive. I prefer to work with a longer piece of shoe because it's easier to hold on to what I'm not suggesting you go out and buy a piece this slow. I buy a long length because I use it in a lot of classes and get through a fair bits. But even for you to buy 45 centimeters worse than you to get quite a few settings after that now to work out the amount of tube. So I'm going to need the stone back again. And also the ring band every mate Sharpie So I'm going to do is hold piece of tube up close to stone. I'm just going to kneel down. So kind, look and thats direction straight on tube on. Just use a sharpie to mark on the tube How far up the stone comes. So, Mark, sir, it was Stone comes up to the this side of that mark because I want to make sure that the banks a tube covers the whole of stone. I wouldn't want stone sitting down lower than that and potentially starting sticking to my finger, for example. But I also need to make sure that I have accounted for the sickness off the wire here as well. In the Chiefs, that ring class I had the piece tube sitting on top of rain shank. So once I had measured against this stone, my thing cut off at that amount. But my section two here is going to be sitting in between those crossed over pieces of wire . Andi, I need to make sure that I have left enough. Burn this round. Open it up. It's a little bit more search I've got when we go room to put the two being. I know the tube is not at precisely the right angle. It needs to be too long. It's sticking out, forcing the ring band over to one side. But it allows me to get a better idea with how much I want to cut off. So having a look at that that Mark he's actually hidden underneath that section of wife. So I'm actually going to link son that a little bit and catch off this side of that thicker mark that I've drawn on and the reason for that? Yes, I went to make sure there's enough tube in connection with the wire, so it it's a strong soldier joint on either side of the tube because either section of the wire. But I also want to make sure that the tube isn't so short that once it's sold in place, it's difficult for me to get the tools in there to set the stone. So the tool this I'm going to use to help me What's off cube? A joint leveller and see me do this on and your clocks? We have been using tube centralise in off the thumbs. Who says I can would go out to stop here? Andi, I guess everything I see lined out Hey, I'm God gate across, but they'd goes in like so slot myself the way through. As we get the Nietzsche's cut possible, I also hopes around Why neatly so it doesn't move at all. Over the place is a story. Definitely. It's a job easier. 20. Okay, my sore backup. So I know where tous I've got the whole length of tube to use settings. I've got my little sitting here so that that's what all the fuss is being about so far starting to make that setting now, as I put it for that, I'm here just looking down again, bending down to the court, that level, and that's not actually that bad. It's so so it's called joint leveller. You don't necessarily cut through attic beautifully squared off level cut because it is possible for the blade toe wiggle a little bit inside that that guide. But that's really not bad, I should think specially cut it. I am going to file the put in just a little It troops And that's place and Jets is why you have Nate for long journeys to catch a bit. City drop some file just a little bit just to get rid off the sore marks. Nation's top a lot, although I will do a little bit more tidying up with the bottom of the setting once. Everything. So Jin Price just double check. I haven't put on angle in the bottom there. I'm just turning it round. So so I could see it from or directions. But that's so he really rather nice. So I've now got. They bring Bunge so setting Next things I need to do is soldiers. Two of those together 9. Ocean Blue Ring - soldering: So, as you can see, this is how I set the crossover type of bund up for soldering. I've got it supported in a pair off verse section, tweezers, something safe vertical. And I got access to the the business end of the design with so is actually going to go my cells French flow. It does mean that I've got a heat sink, steel drawing heat away from silver. But all I do to compensate that is put some extra heat into the trees. Is China Charlie the wooden handle Too much but special heating to here so it doesn't continue. She try and draw each way from a silver to set everything up. I eased the ends off the wire apart a little bit more. You saw me do that a little bit so that I could cut the wire and also tidying up the ends of the wire. So I did that a little bit more. I didn't do it so much that it was really easy to put Cuban. I did it so So I still had to have a bit of effort to put the Toobin's of. There was tension between the two sides of the ring band holding the tube setting in place . I checked. The troops setting is sitting isom vertically. I checked from every single angle and also from the top as well, just to make sure it's it's sitting straight because of received. The tube setting isn't sitting straight in the ring, then the stone isn't going to sit straight either. It's going to be quite obvious that it really is worth taking your time to set up a solvent . As I say in so many classes, it definitely is worth your time. I've got four small pieces of easy solder here, lined up on soldering brick on what I'm going to do after applying some flux to the ring. Here is the time on and also heating up a bit sort of flux got gets a stage where hits has dried into that white powder appearance and then starts to die back down again. I'm going to melt the's into her bows again. Very much. Just you saw in the first Troops entering cross are going into position two of these either side off the setting and the reason I'm going to make around is that they sit so much better talked up in that debt in between the age of the round wire on the tube. So first things first, soldier watch flow out without the flux. So I'm going to just drop some flux on that. I'm doing it maybe using a little bit more flux than, um, normally do. But I know that's quite a bit of issues, so it's going to run down the bottom here, Um, but I want to send your big drops on there, so I didn't have to rush the brush. Hope against the setting to risk moving it. Um, so there is plenty there, So we're going to do a small torch. I've checked that. It's got plenty of fuel in its so that I'm not going to need to stop a refuel partly through. Definitely don't want to do that. So it is worth double checking your torch before you actually start. Start using it, especially if you're going to be filming what you're doing. So a good start put some into tweezers, see where some of the flights dropped on their drawing off that white powder, but you have to see now that the flux is bubbling with it up top. The beach is transferred. So it was such a brilliant conductor of heat. He just Yes, it's tried. Oh, just continue to be a little bit. So it starts to take on that darker appearance because of that stage. When I put a soldier on soldier, um, Flux, Otis Now, at this stage will actually be a little bit. So what's sticking? It would actually help the soldiers stone place. So I'm out these into balls. So you picked here to make sure that the French way, though I must approach the a soldier pick on that now speaks and just flick it somewhere. Rodent Spend ages looking forward to another one out. Here we go. So what do 34 piece soda? Now, this is the delicate bit. I've got to pick him up, put them in place, Anoke not not know anything else out of place. So I think I'm actually going to use my paintbrush to do this. Used to dump paintbrush, pick him up one that hiss even. Here's the this flux is making Lee vanquish dump. It's drying on the hot silver right forefront put in place. They will behave themselves. So it's obviously difficult sits at the back because thes stone setting itself is it's hiding from you, but you can see the two of the front yet trust me that the two of the back are basically mirroring what's happening here. So what I'm going to do now, let's continue teaching up Andi as if things start to get to the right temperature. Bring the heat up to the top here, sold it amounted flow out. I went to a line of soldier in between each piece of wire. Andi, the reverent side off the chief setting. Now there are two things that could potentially not quite go rights. The 1st 1 it's very easy to deal with. The 1st 1 could be that the soldier runs perfectly on one side, but not on the other. If that happens, then clean everything up, set it up again at some more solder and three solder. The other side that didn't work nicely before. Chances are, if that's happened, is being because you haven't heated the ring evenly. Remember, solder flows to the hottest part off your work, So if you make one part of us to make cover band here hotter than Cube than the soldier would flow into bond. I know it on the cheap office you've need aside for property where that's just is easy to deal with you. You set it up again. The things so likely, alas, it difficult to deal with. That does happen every now and again is that as the soldier melts and flows it because it's liquid, it lubricates everything. Andi, Every now and again, the chief sitting slips a little bit. This is another reason for having another tool in the hand that you're not going to be using the torch with says if that does happen, the fire way that I found best to do it is actually to use my tool to take that you've setting out completely while the soldier is still molten laws and take the heat away. For it to be stuck, it an awkward angle and then have to go back and deal with that. I take it out when the soldier is molten on there, any feeling top of necessary. I go back and set it up again. It really doesn't happen very often now, I said that I've increased the chance of it happening here it really is a very often, but I need to mention it just because it happens here. I'm just in case that happens to you, but one scene that I really hope you learn from it with your classes. Isett soldering can misbehave for anyone at any time. It doesn't mean necessarily that it is purely because of an experience. It can be pure luck, but the longer you take more care for, you are setting everything up on more experience you are, the less likely it is to happen. But it still will happen to everybody. If it does take a deep breath, clean things up, set them up again. In a way, you go again. Heat backing traces again. Such put some heat into the ring. Shame of that's bigger than choose. So it's going to need longer with torch gets richer, some working my way up the ring, but get to keep the other side of Well, the first thing I'm looking for is flux. Taken a darker Dorsia parents and also that we've been to read, starting to be now in the Super Just take a dock, preparing so in your time during right from heat up evenly. Get that soldiers. - Okay , so it's certainly going very nicely on that side, and it looks as if it's has gone nicely on that side as well. But I'll know for certain months I've called everything down in a quench pot. If it hasn't won, it gives me the opportunity to show you how to put it right. So I think I think it has been nicely. So these tweeters are going to be too hot for me to pick up with my hands. So after Stephen have tweezers to quench everything, is his water dripping off that deliberately trying to pull it apart on that does actually really nice, So they could have been a little bit nature. There can seem a little bit Soldiers flow more into the band in between the band of the setting. I like what I see, what that's like after cleaning everything up in a pickle, but that feels really, really nice. So to join or to sort of joints, so now it's being quenched. I'm going to put us in a pickle to clean it up on. Uh, I'll have a good look at it if it doesn't need anything else doing to it, then I will polish it. But, um might need to be a bit tidying up there. This it will see what that looks like after he's being in the pickle. 10. Ocean Blue Ring - tidying after soldering: the ring cleaned up really nicely in the pickle on the patch on Come on, which side it waas now the patch that looked aside different color that I did wonder whether the soldier had run somewhere I didn't want it to. That actually turned out to be where a drop of frocks had landed on The flux had protected the silver form becoming oxidized, and that's why it was a different color. Eso by the time it came out of the pickle, you couldn't actually tell. I couldn't tell which side, Um, off the stone setting that captured Beyonce that's not being in the tumble to Polish smokers will shine. I am going to use a polishing cloth Teoh a final polish after I've set the stone because off Sam Handle is a little bit. But the main polishing has been done. But what I want to do now it's just tidy up the section in here. I did say that I didn't want the tube setting to be sitting lower than the wire because I didn't want the bottom off the tube. Teoh, dig into a scratch. My fingers that shots, I put that on. I can barely feel the bottom, that tube a tool. But just to make sure it is as probably comfortable as I can make it, I'm going to use silicon just again. Andi. I've made sure that I got one that it's inside the ring. Obviously, when they are from you, they are usually too big deficits, like most sizes of ringers from the biggest rinks. So I do tend Teoh. Once a silicon disk is worn down a little bit, I'll then make her a new one up on a new Mandel. Andi. Start you to the new one and keep one that's a little bit smaller for job site. They're so is worth keeping a few different sizes in your your tour hit. Understood very, very slowly. Take the speed of the pendant drill and just likely clean up on the back here. I want to do it slowly because I don't want Teoh go too much tour on the being bound either side itself, because I got what you change profile of those and also because I've tried. We don't want to do that up in too fast and slipping and maybe catching the ring on this section with the manual here. So keeping it nice and slow holding a ring like that, supporting the tube, my fingers like serves what is much so I can get statements. I can take it slow means that I have control over what's going on. That feels really nice. Yeah, Feels really comfortable. So do take the time to do this. To check how the ring is fitting. If you actually have a tube sitting past the ring, then you're going to need to, um right. Actually, use a file for this may be our six such half round file. Um, just clean up in their around it file would obviously fits. The profile would have to be very careful just to file the tube so it became or flush with the bottom of the ring band Are not father being bound itself? That would change the profile of that round wire on, maybe Then go to the silicon wheel to make it really nice and smooth, but that now needs the stone set into the cheap setting. So that is the next section off the class 11. Ocean Blue Ring - setting the stone: before I actually get started on setting the stone. I want to show you how I have set it up. I'm holding it. Usually I will use a rink, Campora, but quite most the time. I'll use that. I've been clamp to hold my wings in Rome, setting stones in different types, off stone settings. But I find that when the ring has got a twist in the band like this, my ring come doesn't seem to hold it as nicely. So that's when I get this tool out. It's a really nice bench clamps that off, See Trump's onto the side of my work desk. Andi, its soft rubber, um, sections here held over the jaws of the clamps. So that means that it's holds very security very firmly, but also very gently. It doesn't leave marks on whatever you're holding it as well. Another useful feature of this clamp is that the section here, if I were to undo, um, may loosen this off, then the ball inside the socket here can swivel about, and it can also turn as well so you can reposition this. If I wanted to, I could share might just loosen it off just a little bit. That was Tyson it. Then we go so that I can more so that I can turn this as I'm setting something I might do that says they're going to go but supports across like that I can turn the, uh, completely stuff a little bit more so I can turn it as I'm searching it. Um, it's gonna tighten it up because I leave it that loose. It's just gonna fall over on That could risk knocking a stone. So I have made certain that thes stone is sitting nicely in the tube setting. I've made sure it's nice and level I will check it again before I actually start doing a setting. Now that I've been moving this and fiddling about with this, which is important to make sure it is set nicely on Day. One useful feature off this design compared to the first cheap set ring design side but on the video class for is that you can access the back with stone through the tube. I got more easily. There's nothing sold it across the back. So if you do need to use something to very gently push the stone back out again to help you make make sure that you pushed in in a nice level position. It's a lot easier to do that. I'm going to be using my missile pusher. It's one here. Andi, My burnish. My prefers. You have. Have you said before I prefer to use that I bent nose burnish about my finger. Like so in the bent section there is this house which has better purchases. I'm working it so those that you rituals, some actually going to use to set the stone I've also got handy my direct file. Um, because if I find a zai hinted us to know your section the class, if I find that I haven't actually removed another material around the top here is still a little bit too thick to to push over to get in each setting that I'll use the Barack file very, very gently file around the top should be just a tiny bit more. And I find that I get best control doing that with a direct file rather than a flat file. So I keep that handy is, well, I may not need to use it, which I like to have a handy. So that's the set up and the tools. I'm gonna move the camera so you get a better view off the stone in the ring Onda and get on and set it. But I'm gonna be working from, ah, one side of the range, the other one side setting to the other, as I always do with the battle set Stones or troops set stoned. Otherwise rub over pushover settings to be working back and forth across the stone so nor south east, west, the northeast, southwest, southeast northwestern. Start pushing in order that the gaps in between until I get it really nice and smooth. Make sure I've got the tube really nicely, tightly pushed over the stone all the while just checking a stone Still level that I haven't not just out of position. And then when I'm happy with how everything has been pushed over our then use the burnish just really tightly burnish everything down on it to give the room at the top a nice polish I've now done exactly as I just described Perform of the camera. I've gone back and forth across the stone with the better pusher pushing in the top of the tube over the EC Marine. Do check as you do this certainly for the first few pushes that stone has stated level because if it moves, you need to remove it from the setting and reposition it. It will not a level out by leaving it there and just carrying on with setting. If it does move, it will be in the 1st 1 or two pushes on. And at that stage you will still be able to get the stone out using a tool something that my knitting needle going through the bottom of the tube. You will still be out to remove it. I made sure as I push the tube my movements were slow, steady on very firm on push the tool over. So she was very nearly vertical without ever going so far as to actually touch the steel tool to the top of stone. So last thing I need to do before using a polishing cloths just take off any fingerprints is to use the ban. Isha, I just really needed up around the edge. Make sure that silver pushed down tightly and securely on top of the stone, and also this helps to remove any minor marks. That's the better pusher might have left on the silver. So in this case, I'm not working backwards and forwards across stone. I actually started one position. Just work in a a small space at a time. You can work over the way around. Just that last section he has haven't done yet. That said, it just brightens up the top of the setting and pushes down that silver. I find a swell the bent nose burn. Isha helps me to bunch around the top but without, uh, scratching the band either side because the nose is bent away while the guys tricked out All right, so I'm really happy with how that has set. It feels nice as well as you rub your finger across. There's no movement in the stone that if there's no movement, so that was obviously a good sign. But what you don't want to feel is any of Silver War sticking up. You're feeling a bit of difference that you'll go from the stone onto the silver, but it shouldn't shouldn't catch. It should be a face smooth transition, smooth as you can get it from the stone. Two silver. So that is now finished. Just give it a little bit more of a posh with a polishing cloth and then show you, uh, show it to you and what is going? 12. Ocean Blue Ring - final thoughts: as you can see the stone it beautifully set in the ring proof that with a little patience, is starting to check the physical stone regularly. It is still possible to fit a slightly oversized stone into the to even if you don't have the perfect size of birth, we just need to make sure that you don't take things too far on Do. If you're not really confident with using your pen general very slowly, very delicately, then do use a pen vice instead to take it with the time it really will be worth it. I've got a few board chips that stone projects that I learned up to video for you, so I do hope it'll help for those classes. Andi. I also hope that you will share the work that you produced in this class is. Well, it would be lovely to see a whole array of different coverage Stones setting beautiful silver lined up in the projects section of the class. As always. If you have any questions, please do ask him in the class discussions. But for now, thank you for watching