Stone Setting in Wax Workshop
This intermediate stone setting course is a follow-on from the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop.
Stone Setting in Wax is very addictive. Once you have these skills, you’ll be making pieces for everyone.
In this class, you’ll learn several different types of setting and then put them into practice to create two rings in wax that will be then cast into silver.
The setting styles covered include:
- how to flush set stones into wax, which will then be cast into place.
- creating a bezel setting for a facetted gemstone to be cast in place.
- building an organic setting to fit a raw uncut gemstone, a tumbled stone, a facetted gemstone or a crystal and then setting after the piece has been cast.
On the first 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 (15 grams of silver and one casting fee is included in the course cost), or gold or platinum (at an additional cost). We gather again for half a day a few weeks later so you can clean and polish the rings and set your 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.