Class Description

Build on your wax working experience by learning to design, carve, and prepare a series of jewelry pieces incorporating stones. This is a great opportunity to practice precision and planning in your wax working. Demonstrations in carving, joining, cleanup, and setting will help you to decide on an approach that suits your design. We will discuss different types of stone settings, with a focus on prongs and bezels. Plan to bring in at least three stones that will be the basis for your series. Stones larger than 1 cm can be easier to work with for your first settings.

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to strengthen their understanding of wax working for jewelry after taking an introductory course. Basic skills are required.

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

Maximum class size 12 students.

Taught by MJ Tyson
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.