Nov 6 - Dec 18
Class Description

Hone your jewelry skills to bridge the gap between wax working and metal fabrication in this 7 session project based course. 

Combining the volume and intricacy that wax working more easily affords, with the crisp accuracy of metal fabricated gemstone settings, you will design a pendant that incorporates a faceted gemstone with a cast metal element. 

Start with metal to build a step bezel, then introduce dimension through wax carving. You’ll learn how to achieve exact detail with your setting process for a cleaner, brighter bezel than when using  wax alone. We will go over designing and fabricating the right bail for your pendant as well as hanging considerations and styles. Casting clean up and stones setting will be taught.

We’ll begin the session with a discussion on material choice and ways of calculating how much  metal you will need for your chosen stone. 

This course is designed for gold and silver, but students may work in brass if preferred. Basic jewelry metal fabrication skills are required. 

Class size 4 – 12 students. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required. Masks are required for all studio coursework.

Taught by Odette Channell
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly 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 10% 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.