Wax II: Stone Setting I + II

This class is not currently scheduled, please check out our Soldering Intensive for Earrings, the Ring Making Intensive or Intro to Silversmithing.  For more info please join our mailing list for updates.

New dates TBD  Check out Intro to Wax instead!

This is an intermediate and advanced level wax carving class which will explore in depth model making techniques. Intermediate students will create either a ring or a pendant of their own design set with either a cabochon or rough gemstone.   Advanced students will design more technical projects.  Various carving techniques will be covered, delving deeper into design transfer, layout, carving, and build-up. Both bezel and prong styles will be addressed as well as problem solving for uniquely cut and rough gemstones.  Students should provide either a round or oval shape gemstone not less than 10 mm in any direction, or can purchase from the tutors collection. Wax will be provided.

Prior wax carving experience highly recommended.

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with instructor Emilie Shapiro

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