Settings play a supporting role to let the gemstone be the centre of attention, but that doesn’t mean they have to be purely functional. Settings can be beautiful and fun in their own right. Wax makes it easy to embellish your settings for that little bit extra.
This class is perfect if you want to incorporate stones in 3D shapes. You’ll learn how to give your settings curved backs, remove wax to reduce the extra weight that brings and how to design around your stone. Plain straight walled settings are also covered in the class.
This class doesn’t cover how to set stones, only how to make the settings. A basic knowledge on stone setting is helpful to make the most out of this class.
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Hi I’m Sandy. I learned jewellery making, including wax carving, at the school of jewellery in Dublin. After finishing my course, I taught at the school for a year and I also taught a wax carving workshop at Lucy Walker Jewellery in Kuala Lumpur.
After learning all the basics of wax carving, I practiced and experimented A LOT. Something didn’t work out the first time I tried it? No problem, just try again (and again and again…) until it does work! Practice really is the only way to get better at something :)
I made this class to help you in your wax carving journey. It’s made with love (and some exasperated sighs and curses when things don’t go like I want them to). I love wax carving and I’m excited to teach you!