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Lesson 8 | Wax Carving Class: Soft Wax Bezel

Join me at my kitchen table to learn the basics of how to create a bezel setting for a gemstone in soft wax to get cast into metal. I'll go over how to select your wax, trace the stone shape, measure and cut your bezel and attach the pieces together. I also show a few different design modifications for your bezel and ways to add decorative elements. Using soft wax to create bezel settings is especially great for larger and unusually shaped gemstones.  I do this all at my kitchen table with just a few tools, and so can you! You'll receive a link to watch my tutorial, a list of suggested tools and where to purchase and resources for where to get your piece cast. 

Check out my free video talking about lost wax casting and the tools and materials that are involved in wax carving.

FAQ:

How many times will I be able to watch the tutorial? As many as you'd like! The class is yours forever.

Do I need to take the classes in order of their lessons? Definitely not! You can watch the projects you feel most interested in, or watch them in order. Each lesson increases in difficulty slightly as I focus on laying the foundations and building skills and techniques on top of that.

Do I need any jewelry making experience for this? No, this is for absolute beginners or can be a great refresher for those with some experience.

What tools are needed for the class? I try to keep the classes as basic as possible and use as little tools as possible, while also showing a bunch of different options. I'm teaching these classes at my kitchen table, so you can do it too! I recommend watching my free video which goes over tools, materials and the process. 

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