Stone Setting in Wax
One full day on 25 July and one half-day on 15 August.
This intermediate level workshop is a follow-on from our Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop. In this class, you’ll learn several different types of setting and then put them into practice to create a ring in wax that will be then cast into silver.
The setting styles covered include:
- setting stones into wax, which will then be cast into place.
- setting a facetted gemstone in a flush (gypsy) style of setting.
- building a setting to fit a gemstone or crystal and then setting the stone after the ring has been cast.
On the first half day you work with wax to carve your ring, create your settings or set your stones in wax. The wax rings are then taken to Melbourne to be cast in silver (included in the course cost) or gold or platinum (at an additional cost). We gather again for half a day one week later so you can clean and polish the ring and set any stones.
Many types of stones cannot be cast in the wax, as they can’t take the heat of the casting process. So knowing how to set stones after the piece has been cast will give you more variety in terms of the types of gemstones you can use.
For some inspiration on cast setting in wax check out the Pod Jewellery Pinterest board on Lost Wax Ring Making.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS HELD OVER TWO DAYS. FIRST DAY 9:30AM-4:30PM, SECOND DAY 1:30-5:30PM.
You must have completed the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop or have experience carving wax before booking in for this class.
If you’d like to learn to set cabochon stones directly into metal, consider the Bezel Set Ring Workshop.
- Gourmet lunch on the first day
- Morning/afternoon tea.
- All tools and equipment
- One sterling silver ring weighing up to 15 grams
- Casting fee
- Four gemstones . If you would like to make a heavier ring or to include more gemstones, you can pay for the extra silver or gemstones, which will be charged at cost price.
- Written instructions
- List of suppliers
- Tool list