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Cast-Not-Set Lost Wax Ring Carving Workshop - Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs, 3105 VIC)

Cast-Not-Set Lost Wax Ring Carving Workshop - Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs, 3105 VIC)

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Immerse yourself in a refined jewellery-making experience in my Cast-Not-Set Lost Wax Ring Carving workshop, located in my studio (3105, VIC).

This course is perfect for those with prior wax carving experience, looking to delve deeper into crafting and setting gemstones directly into wax rings. You'll benefit from my personalised guidance, leaving the course with your very own shiny silver ring adorned with flush-set cast in place gemstones.

You will create one silver ring or multiple less-involved rings eg. simple stacking rings set with a gemstone/s directly in wax, for the popular cast-not-set (cast-in-place) method. Gemstone choices are limited - you can choose up to 5 synthetic round stones in different colours and sizes to flush set into your ring/s (not all gemstones are suitable for casting in place - more about that in class!).

I look forward to seeing you in class!

Much Love,

Dahna

Prerequisites

This course requires previous wax carving experience. Suitable for students aged 15 and up, with minors needing to be accompanied by a guardian or parent (classes with minors are arranged as 1:1 privately). If you have not completed my beginner's introductory course, please ensure you have attended a similar course elsewhere (or enrol with Madame Mak prior to booking this intermediate class).

Course Details

This specialised course involves the cast-not-set (cast-in-place) method, allowing you to set synthetic round stones directly into your wax ring before casting. Remember, this method comes with its risks and the procedure is not fail proof. Refunds cannot be issued for gemstone failure/cracking/discolouring, etc.

Schedule & Structure

Class 1: Wax Carving & Stone Setting into Wax - starts at 10 am, lasting approximately 5 hours. Includes light snacks, coffee/tea and refreshments. BYO lunch.
Class 2: Cleaning and Polishing - starts at 10 am, lasting around 3 hours. Includes snacks, coffee/tea and refreshments.
Bring along your unique ideas, sketches, or photos to discuss at the first class.
Please let Dahna know if you have any allergies

Tools List

MMJ's fully equipped jeweller's benches are set up with all the professional tools you'll need, including basic tools, heated tools, and power tools. Safety glasses, equipment, gemstones, and carving waxes are also provided for use onsite.

Fees & Payment

The full class payment of $700 is due upfront at the time of booking.

Please refer to the Workshop FAQ's/policies for cancellation/refund/rescheduling details.

The course fee does not include the metal or casting fees, with the exact costs determined at the end of the first class based on the design, weight, and ring quantity. These additional fees are payable via direct bank transfer before the second class.

The total estimated cost of a ring ranges between $25 (for regular designs) and $75+ for super chunky designs.

Studio Policies & Safety

Your safety is paramount in the studio. Adhere to the rules: wear closed-toe shoes, keep long hair tied up, avoid loose clothing or scarves. We provide clean safety glasses and new disposable masks. If you're feeling unwell, kindly reschedule your class to a weekday. For full terms and conditions, check our website. Policies are sent via email after a class has been purchased. Please review these policies prior to attending class.

After Course Completion

After completing the course, you'll receive information packs in PDF format, outlining the cast-not-set lost wax process, the tools, consumables, and waxes used in class. You'll also receive a list of tool/equipment suppliers and details on how to engage with the casting company. This information is sent via email after class, to your provided email address.

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