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September / October Advanced Wax Carving: Stone Setting - Tuesday mornings

September / October Advanced Wax Carving: Stone Setting - Tuesday mornings


This course is suitable for learners with wax carving experience or those who have been on the beginers course. In the 6 weeks course you will learn how to utilize gemstones when designing your wax models. You will learn how to carve wax for a bezel setting and a claw setting,  explore casting with stones in place, and how to measure and cut a channel for channel setting. You will gain insight and tips and tricks for seating irregular shaped stones in wax and what to consider in how and when it is best to make your settings in wax as opposed to making them straight in metal. There will be a lesson in finishing, polishing and setting your gems. You will have two opportunities to send off waxes to be cast in silver at an additional cost.



Dates: Tuesday mornings, 10th, 17th,  24th September, 1st, 8th & 15th October

Time: 10.30am -1.00pm

Venue: Nottingham Jewellery School, Unit 28, Block D, Hartley Business Centre, Ellesmere Crescent, Carrington, Nottingham, NG5 1DX

Tutor: Loree Bologna

Max class size: 8



Who is this class suitable for?
Learners must have taken level 1 wax or equivalent. You must be able to measure plot and carve a
ring on your own, as a starting point. It is also for more experienced wax carvers who want to learn
more about stone setting in wax.
What will I make?
You will make a selection of carved wax pieces with gemstones set to your own design. You will have
two chances to send off your designs to be cast in sterling silver. The silver is at extra cost.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to work with hand and power tools to carve, shape, and seat gemstones in wax.
When models are cast in silver, you will learn finishing and polishing techniques and be assisted in
setting your gemstones if applicable. You will learn advanced techniques to improve and enhance the quality of your wax carving. You will receive detailed information on sending your waxes off for
casting if you choose to after the course is finished.
What is included?
All tools, equipment and wax carving materials are provided. Cubic Zirconia will be provided for some of the projects but supply of gemstones is your responsibility. There will be a limited selection of gemstones available to purchase in the qworkshop but we recommend you bring your own. Casting of your waxes into silver is charged at cost, and the price depends on the weight and number of pieces you make.

Only 8 left in stock
  • Terms & Conditions

    • Classes are suitable for age 16+

    • Your booking fee secures your place - we cannot reserve places without payment. 

    • If we cancel or alter the content, time or location of a class you will be offered a full refund or the option to switch to another class. 

    • You have the statutory 14 days to cancel or amend your booking. After this time a 50% refund or the option to switch to another class will be offered, if cancelled more than one month before the class.

    • No refunds will be offered less then one month before the class commences. 

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