This virtual class will cover various approaches for hand carving wax prototypes for larger, bezel-set faceted stones. Class topics will focus on design options and aesthetics, structural aspects for durability and longevity, wax types, and tool needs. Class will conclude with how to finish a wax model and proper spruing methods. Casting will not be covered.
This virtual course will cover the design process ins and outs for creating shapes that can be laser cut in steel to save time piercing, easily play with multiples for cohesive productions lines, and make longer chains more easily! Click on course image to read more.
In this demo-focused virtual class students will explore four basic metal manipulation techniques - fold forming, shell forming, forging, and hollow forms. Additionally, students will learn how combining these techniques can add an intriguing sculptural aesthetic to a piece jewelry.