Taught by:Page Sargisson
Thursday Sep 15 - CLOSED
Friday Sep 16 - CLOSED
Experience level: All Levels
When it comes to making jewelry, there is a true delight in putting your own marks into the piece that reflect your personal iconography. Yes, your imprints give the metal its sweet impression.
One way to do this is through the magic of wax. And, as there are quite a few kinds of wax, we are lucky to have Paige share her years (and years) of knowledge and experience that will ensure you get right to the good stuff.
In this class, we will be focused on making a sterling silver ring. However, all the techniques you learn can be used in any future work you do making earrings, necklaces, talismans, key fobs, etc.
You are going to be making a gorgeous, one of a kind ring whose distinctive marks were achieved through the use of files, woodblocks, pine cones, saws or whatever your imagination prompted you to imprint onto the wax.
Page will be bringing lots of different wax types so you can see the different effects each one makes. She will also have on hand a number of files and saws, some Indian woodblocks and other fun items so we can experiment with various textures, impressions and patterns in the wax.
You are encouraged to bring your own found objects to use for pattern-making.
Bonus! Page will have everything on hand to teach you how to size a ring professionally.
When class ends, Page will take your wax mold back to her Brooklyn, NY studio where she will cast your ring for you. It will ship directly to you from NY within 4 weeks of the end of class.
Kit fee: 45 USD
Kit fee includes:
- 2 wax ring shafts
- Casting in sterling silver
- Polishing cast piece
- Shipping finished piece to Continental USA