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Use lost wax techniques to make settings in wax for custom work or to reproduce for your jewelry line. Wax can be formed to fit stones with unique shapes, like pearls, etc. You can also set up waxes for easy setting after casting, using bezels, prongs and other setting techniques.
Settings in wax don't have to look like traditional metal settings. Prongs and bezels can be sculptural and subtle, like branches, flowers, tendrils of hair or other motifs. In addition to how to create settings in wax, more wax techniques will be taught, including how to use a mini wax lathe to spin perfect rings and round forms like bezels.
Class includes use of tools and a kit of materials.
Basic setting skills for bezels and prongs will be demonstrated. Students who have had other courses, like tube and flush setting, could use those techniques with their castings.
Class includes casting of your wax models made during class.
Successful completion of a lost wax class, including skills in wax work, like wax carving, build up and how to use a wax pen. For example, our Lost Wax Casting Retreat at SJS.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley
No upcoming occurences at this time.