Stone Setting in Wax Workshop - $750
Stone Setting in Wax is very addictive. Once you have these skills, you'll be making pieces for everyone.
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:
- flush setting stones into wax, which will then be cast into place.
- creating a bezel from wax and setting stones to be cast in place.
- 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 sent to Melbourne to be cast in silver (15 grams of silver and one casting fee are included in the course cost) or gold or platinum (at an additional cost). We gather again for half a day, two or three weeks later so you can clean and polish the ring and set any stones.
Many types of stones can't be cast in the wax, as they can't take the heat of the casting process. So it's important to use the right gemstones when casting stones in place.
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-4PM, SECOND DAY 9AM-1PM OR 2-6PM.
You must have completed the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop or Lost Wax classes elsewhere before booking 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
- One casting fee
- Four gemstones . If you would like to make a heavier ring, more than one ring, or 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
If you'd like to buy a workshop as a gift but you're not sure what date the recipient will be able to go, you can purchase a Pod Jewellery Gift Certificate. This gives the recipient the flexibility to book into a workshop at a time that suits them.
Start time: 9:30am on day one and 9am or 2pm on day two.
Workshop location: Workshops are held at the Pod Jewellery Studio in Kyneton - a one-hour drive north of Melbourne along the Calder Freeway. You can also catch a V/Line train from Southern Cross Station to Kyneton. Kyneton is on the Bendigo line. The studio is located just out of Kyneton and is not within walking distance of the station or local accommodation. You can arrange transport from the station to the studio by calling Kyneton Ride-Share on 0458 826 393. If your class is during the week, call Kyneton Taxis on 0448 522 227.
A $100 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance of $650 is payable one week before the workshop.
A minimum of two students must be enrolled for this workshop to run and the workshop is limited to four students.
Stone setting in Wax Workshop Gift Certificates
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