Wedding Bands Workshop
Beginner Friendly, 18+ Advised
Wedding Bands Workshop
In this private workshop you will work side by side with an experienced instructor, who will teach you the traditional jewelry technique of wax carving. We will cast the rings for you, then help you clean up and polish them in metal. They are yours to take home after completing the second class. Our instructors are here to help you create a memorable experience making a ring you love.
Time of Workshop
Two Days. 6 Hours.
This class takes place over two sessions.
The first day consists of making a wax model of your design, we will then have your wax models directly cast at a casting house, before you spend the second class cleaning and polishing your rings. Classes must be spaced at least one week apart to allow for casting time. Generally the first class takes about 4 hours and the second is about 2. You will walk away with your finished pieces by the end of the second class.
Cost of Course
The cost of these workshops is for the course itself with your instructor, not the physical cost of the materials.
Our studio can cast your rings any precious metal of your choice, however students are responsible for the cost of materials at wholesale price. Material cost will vary greatly with the ring size and width of your ring. Your instructor will weigh your wax models at the end of the first class to give you a closer estimate of the cost. However, because of the fluctuating nature of the market, we can’t have a final price until the rings are cast.
Courses cannot be scheduled before purchase.
This is a private workshop that is scheduled based on yours and the instructors availability. After purchasing your workshop, we will send you a confirmation email following up and requesting your availability to schedule the class.
Workshops take place during business hours only (12pm-6pm), but can start as early as 10:30 upon request. Evening classes are not permitted. Saturdays can book up quickly, so please plan on scheduling about 3 weeks out. Classes are not currently offered on Sundays.
The design is up to you! We don’t have set designs for you to choose from, your creativity is at the helm. Before your class, we will ask for inspiration pictures of the style you’d like to make. We can help you determine what is possible to do in a beginner’s class. You do not have to know exactly what you want before you come in, but having a clear direction is definitely helpful. You will spend the beginning of your class nailing down the details of your ring or trying on some in-house styles if you need some further inspiration.
Notes on Stone Setting
We do not teach stone setting in this class! We also can not help you make any designs that require individual settings, as this is an advanced skill. However, we can set stones into your ring on your behalf after it is complete. We can set stones directly into the metal, using Pave or flush setting techniques. Your instructor can help determine cost. Expect this to take a minimum of 14 business days.
Please email our head of school, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Alternatively, use our website contact form and be sure to use the drop down specified 'Private Workshops'.