August 1, 3, 8, 10
Class Description

Learn how to create gemstone settings for jewelry using wax working techniques in this 4 session course.  You will design in wax utilizing different wax-forming and carving techniques to prepare the stone settings. After the wax models are cast you will refine the metal and set the stones to complete your jewelry pieces.

In the first two sessions, you will carve hard wax and sculpt soft wax into designs for setting both cabochons and faceted stones. Styles will include bezel setting, prong setting and basket setting. The completed wax models will then be outsourced for metal casting before the third session.

During the last two classes student will learn sanding, polishing, and various finishing methods to clean the metal castings. The final stage will be preparing the mountings and learning the setting techniques for the various styles created.

Open to all levels.

The metal casting for this class is outsourced and will be the responsibility of the student.

Taught by Ruta Reifen
Prices for Classes
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.
Refunds & Credit

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 5% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.