Join me in my studio to learn how to create a setting for a faceted gemstone. This technique also works great for flat bottom stones like rose cuts or cabochons, or even rough gemstones. I'll demonstrate how to create the perfect setting using an electric wax pen and other hand tools. I show how to create both a bezel setting and prong setting using the same technique. I'll go over the anatomy of a faceted gemstone, how to measure and select the right carving wax, how to file, shape and refine your setting to be cast into metal. This technique really requires an electric wax pen, but you can adapt the project if you don't have one. 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. You can also purchase carving wax here (while supplies last)
Check out my free video talking about lost wax casting and the tools and materials that are involved in wax carving.
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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