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Turn one ring into 100! Learn to design and create wax models for casting.
Michele Berman has thirty years of experience as a professional jeweler. She studied at various schools in New York City before working several years for renowned jewelry designer, Barry Kieselstein-Cord. She then became a freelance model maker for other companies before moving on to start her own collection, which can be viewed at art fairs across the country. Michele specializes in both jewelry wax carving and metalworking, and is pleased to share her passion for wearable objects made by hand. View a portfolio of her work.
Wax Carving (Absolute Beginners)
Jewelry with Twisted Wires
Wax Carving (Intermediate)
Custom-Made Tools for Wax Carvers
Master Model Cleanup
Susan Barth has professional training in jewelry making and design that spans back over the last thirty years. In the start of her career she apprenticed for five years at a jewelry firm in New York City that often produced pieces for Tiffany's, after which she went to work for Barry Kieselstein-Cord, a well known New York jewelry designer and stayed for six years working on the creation of new collections. It was at the end of this time, that she switched to freelancing, making original models for designers, which allowed her the time and flexibility to begin the development of her own work. A few years later Susan launched the Susan Barth Design collection which brought her an award at the Baltimore Craft Show.
Anyone interested to view examples of her work can find them at:
www.susanbarthdesign.com or on facebook at: www.facebook.com/SusanBarthDesign.
Wax Carving Intensive
Paul Kim is an independent jeweler, graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and Gemological Institute of America. Studied Jewelry Design and fine Arts. He works with wax and precious metals. To make jewelry, Paul hand carves each model from wax by utilizing the same tools that are used by jewelers. Casted pieces are then fabricated with various tools to complete the jewelry with Gem stones.
Wax Carving (All Levels)