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Course description

Whether you're pals, companions, mother-daughter duos, or any other combination, join me for a delightful jewellery-making experience. Leave with your own stunning, one-of-a-kind jewellery piece ready to wear. Held in the welcoming environment of a South London jewellery studio, this 3-session course promises an exhilarating journey into the world of jewellery-making, where creativity knows no bounds!


Immerse yourself in a fun and creative atmosphere while mastering the fundamental skills of wax carving and stone setting in wax. Gemstones can be embedded directly into sculpted wax pieces and then cast using the lost wax casting method, offering a flexible and fun approach to gemstone mounting and setting experimentation. Discover a range of stones and waxes ideal for this technique, alongside captivating setting styles such as flush, grain, and bezel, igniting creativity and exploration. 

Ring making: Stone setting in wax, 3 sessions

  • In this course, you'll explore wax carving by crafting a ring with a simple design. You will learn to integrate stones using diverse setting techniques like flush, grain, and bezel, enhancing your jewellery-making skills. Once you’re happy with your finished carving I will send it over to a casting company between session 2 and 3. Finally you will finish your piece to your taste, using traditional jewellery techniques such as filing, sanding and polishing.


    Week 1:

    Carving the wax into your own ring design

    The workshop begins with a coffee or tea, accompanied by a look at various samples you'll be working with on the day. You'll be introduced to a range of wax carving techniques and tools for creating your ring. You'll start by sketching out your design, with plenty of samples and images available for inspiration. Essential tips and tricks will be shared to help unleash your creativity. Then, you'll move on to carving your wax, refining it until you're satisfied with the result. We'll guide you through the final steps of completing and preparing your ring for casting during the following session.


    Week 2:

    Setting gemstones in the wax piece

    On the second session, we will start with a presentation that contain valuable information about the principle of setting stones directly in waxes, Then you'll learn how to set colourful gemstones into your wax piece! 


    Week 3:

    Finishing your silver ring!

    The casting will then need to be finished and polished! The finishing of your project is an essential part of creating a successful and gorgeous jewellery piece. You'll be using traditional jewellery techniques and tools such as sawing, filing, sanding, and polishing. There's nothing more exciting than giving the final shine to your personal project!


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