Does not include service & handling fees, if applicable.
If you want to start your own line you need to take this class.
Learn the fundamental technique for how 90% of commercial jewelry is produced in the world-a wax model-cast in metal. Discover how to work from three views to create a 3 dimensional object, how to finish you wax and size it appropriately, cause metal actually shrinks in the casting process! Find the right casting house for you, have rubber molds made and how to finish your piece. And Bam! you have an object of jewelry that can be reproduced again and again from the mold.
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 (Intermediate/Advanced)
Intro to Wax Carving: Carved Ring
Intro to Wax Carving: Carved Pendant
Wax Carving (Absolute Beginners)
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 (Intermediate)
Wax Carving (All Levels)