11/10: Ring Wax Carving 101

11/10: Ring Wax Carving 101


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Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2019: 1:00-4:00pm

Location: 416 E. State Street - Loading Dock

Time: 3 hour workshop

In this class we will cover the basics of wax carving from beginning to end. Wax is a widely used material in the jewelers trade and opens up endless opportunities for designs. Here you will learn the in's and out's of the casting process and be introduced to carving, adding texture, and finishing techniques. The finished carving will be sent to a casting facility in NYC where the ring will be cast into Sterling Silver and polished. After 2 weeks the rings will be available to pick up at Foundry or shipping arrangements can be made. Light snacks and beverages will be provided!

In this workshop, we will:

  • learn about the tools needed to carve wax

  • learn how to make different shapes

  • learn how to prepare the ring for the casting process

The following supplies are included:

  • jewelers saw

  • bench pin

  • wax carving files

  • carving wax

  • sand paper

  • ring sizer


  • open to all levels including beginners

In 2 weeks you will receive:

  • a finished custom carved ring in sterling silver that will be available to pick up at Foundry or shipping arrangements can be made for those who live out of town.

Instructor: Elizabeth Thompson & Hala Ostwani

Elizabeth Thompson is the artist behind Elizabeth Knight Jewelry, a line of hand cut, hammered and etched pieces with an unearthed quality. Each piece from her collection is truly a personal experience in the finding. The line has gathered attention from fashion press including Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Marie Clare, Lucky, Paper, Foam, Bullet, I-d and Nylon. Although deeply rooted in Brooklyn, Elizabeth Knight Jewelry is carried in boutiques in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Elizabeth received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in jewelry with an emphasis on the craft of silver-smithing.

Hala Ostwani is the founder of both Heya Designs and Oakmoss Design Studio. She specializes in handmade jewelry and hand poured candles under Heya Designs, and builds custom websites with her partner Holly Feld as Oakmoss Design Studio. "No matter the medium, I love the feeling of creating something new and beautiful where before there was just a blank canvas.” When she’s not designing you can find Hala raising her two children and one rambunctious rooster named Sylvester.

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