Classes Begin 4/5/2021

Early Bird Pricing Now Available


Learn to....

  • Create finely made bezels of many shapes and sizes.
  • Bezel set even those tricky sharp cornered gemstones beautifully!
  • Make sweet opening bales, swivels, and hinges...

All designed to open your Unlimited Creative Design Potential


Kent's here to share more about 'Going Tubular'! 

In Going Tubular, You Will Receive...

  • ACCESS TO KENT  through our private class Facebook group + occasional live Zoom group calls! This is where you will meet with the master, get answers to your questions, and share your progress!

  • CREATE YOUR OWN WORKBOOK with downloadable detailed PDF's with each module


    to stream lesson videos and live group call replays at your convenience! All you need is internet access!

  • DOWNLOADABLE MATERIAL & TOOL LISTS + Kent walks you through the important tools via video

  • PRIORITY BOOKING AND PRICING, when available, to future online and in-person workshops 


    Once you have completed your 3 months access, you are invited to join as a  'Monthly Member'! for a low monthly fee. Cancel anytime.

    We have had many students stay in the course as 'Monthly Members' and dive deeper into incorporating these techniques into their work with Kent there to help guide them!



**Or choose our two payment plan and pay $349.50 now, and $349.50 in 30 days!


Going Tubular Lesson Plan

Module 1: Tubing

Learn solid tube making fabrication skills! These tubes will be the foundation for creating the bezels and hinges that we
will use in subsequent modules

  • Learn how to measure and create tubing blanks for round, square, marquise and pear-shaped tubing
  • We will make 2 round tubes and a square tube for use in later modules on setting and hinges.

Module 2: Basic KR Style Bezel Setting

Now we use our tubes and learn to professionally seat and bezel set our gemstones!


  • Basic bezel forming (not using tubing)
  • We will seat and set both faceted and cabochon stones perfectly into a large round tube made in module 1
  • Learn how to hammer the metal over the stone safely and evenly
  • Bright cutting and graver prep

Module 3: Advanced Bezel Setting

Here we explore the next level of difficulty in bezel setting - sharp corners and high-dome cabs.

  • Preparing corners for setting square, triangular, marquise and trillion shaped stones
  • We will set a square faceted stone into the square tube from module 1
  • Setting high-domed cabochons (ie bullets)

Module 4: Hinges

The fabrication skill level goes up another notch, as you learn to fabricate finely made hinges. 

  • Basics of double tube hinge fabrication
  • We will make a hinged bale structure
  • Integration of hinges into your designs

BONUS MODULE: Creating Swivels

In this bonus module, you will learn an elegant way to
add movement to your designs!


Learn how to make a perfect centered swivel using tubing, adding a 

whole new level of interest and articulation in your work!


***Please note, this class is taught in sterling silver with the use of solder, you DO NOT have to be a goldsmith to take this course!***


Many of you know me as a goldsmith and gold granulation master. Although this is true, here we are learning specific fabrication skills and bezel setting. All lessons are taught in the universal language of sterling silver. You are free to work in any metal, any alloy you are familiar with. We are not teaching fusing or anything concerning gold alloys, we are focusing on the techniques outlined above.



Once you purchase the course you will receive a detailed tools and required materials list. You will want to order your needed tools right away!

Workshop, Tools & Materials Requirements

By enrolling in Going Tubular, I acknowledge that to get the best results from this course I must have the tools available to me from the ‘Required Tool List’, and that I have a strong foundation of basic gold smithing/silver smithing skills.


How much time will the work for each module take?

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

Is the content "dripped", or do we get everything at once?

You have access to the Home Page upon enrollment! Here you will find tutorials, materials and tool lists, plans for building a draw bench, and more. Access to all modules will open on the first day of class.

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

How do I ask questions during the course?

What happens on the ZOOM calls? Is it required?

I will be ordering tools, what if the tools I ordered don't arrive in time?

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

Meet Your Master Instructor

Hi, I’m Kent Raible

In my mid 20’s I sold all my possessions and went to Europe on an extended biking trip, and somehow managed to stay for almost two years. I attended a jewelry program at a German trade school, and it was there that I was introduced to different approaches than I would have seen in America. I eventually developed a unique way of building jewelry pieces, using unconventional torches and solder less joining techniques. My work is unique because I do so many things differently!


Now I want to share what I have learned with you. I am streamlining my knowledge so that I can offer you a direct route to up-level your skills in specific areas. 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, and the work we will do together, are designed to improve your technical prowess, and enhance your creative abilities.


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 with me, I know you’ll walk away with more insight, confidence and technical knowledge to create the pieces you envision.

What It Is Like To Study With Kent Raible...

Kent Raible is not just a modern master. Kent is not just the best granulation artist around. He is not just a fabulous goldsmith and jewelry designer. Kent is also one of the best teachers in the world. He learned at the feet of masters in Germany, as I did,  and then he developed his skills even further. Kent taught hundreds of students at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Kent knows his stuff, loves what he does and shares his passion eagerly. His methods are complete and easier than you might think. Take this opportunity! You will only regret it if you don’t.

Alan Revere

Artist, Creator, Founder and Former Director   |  The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, California

Kent is a master of granulation and a wonderful instructor- He also is the best fabricator I have ever known. I teach cloisonné workshops and I have brought Kent in to work with my students. He is very approachable, attentive and thorough, I would love to have him teach in my California classroom anytime!


Truthfully, Kent has inspired plenty of improvement in my work and helped to reignite the passion for making exceptional pieces. I am fusing rather than soldering more and more to build settings. The metalwork on my cloisonné pieces has grown dramatically and I will continue to learn from Kent whenever the opportunity arises. Studying with Kent online is an exciting prospect. I prefer my own tools and workspace, I prefer my own schedule and I prefer my own projects- Now I can have all of this and get Kent’s help too!

Merry-Lee Rae

Founder, Artist & Creator  |  www.merryleerae.com

Going Tubular

With Master Goldsmith &
​Visionary Artist
Kent Raible 


See You In Class!

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