Wax Carving Workshop
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Wax Carving Workshop

a One-Day workshop
Saturday 4/6, 10 am - 3 pm
$135 includes materials

casting not included


Signet Ring

Round, square, oval, smooth, detailed, or set with a stone, signet rings are a classic, yet highly adaptable concept.

Learn the basics of wax model making while carving a signet ring of your design. Though the signet ring dates to ancient times, you can develop the basic form into a very personal contemporary design.

In this class you will be introduced to the steps required to carve a ring from jewelers’ wax. Finished wax models can be cast at your choice of several local casting services (details provided in the class.)

All skill levels welcome
All tools and materials provided.
Please bring your own magnifiers.

Bring a snack and beverage, we will take a short break to refuel.

email to register judy@judyparady.com

                                                                                                                               

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Wax Carving Workshop
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Wax Carving Workshop

a One-Day workshop
Sunday 4/7, 11 am - 5pm
$165 includes wax tools and materials

stones and casting not included


Cast Ring with a Stone.

Design a wax model for a ring with a carved setting. You can bring a favorite stone of your own or buy one from my collection. Round or oval stones are recommended for beginners, though I am happy to guide you toward creating a setting for what ever you want to feature on your ring.

I can share this process with all skill levels, but a bit of carving experience is helpful. Finished wax models can be cast at your choice of several local casting services (details provided in the class.)

Provide your own stone or buy one from me.
Wax tools and materials provided.
Please bring your own magnifiers.

Bring a snack and beverage, we will take a short break to refuel.

email to register judy@judyparady.com

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Pop Up Prong Earrings
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Pop Up Prong Earrings

a One-Day workshop
Saturday 3/9, 10 am - 2 pm
$135 includes materials


Learn this highly versatile, simple to execute, setting technique while making a pair of silver earrings. We will use round stones to learn the techniques, but this setting can be used for any shape of stone.

Bonus technique: learn my production savvy method for adding kidney -type earwires to your earrings.

         

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Basket Setting Workshop
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Basket Setting Workshop

Make the setting / Set the stone


a Two Day workshop
Saturday 2/9, 10am – 2pm
and
Sunday 2/10 , 12 pm - 3 pm                   
$190 includes material    

Make a basket setting pendant for a 10mm round CZ. Workshop teaches how to make the setting, and set the stone. Learn a basic method that you can adapt to other stone shapes.

Bonus lesson: modify cross lock tweezers for use in this method. Tweezers are yours to keep. This genius design is useful for other soldering set ups as well.

In my Decatur studio / Small class size / Call or email to register

404-259-6557 judy@judyparady.com

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Flush Setting and Pinpoint Setting [sold out]

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$150 tools and materials included
Email to register

Flush and Pinpoint Setting

This one-day workshop teaches Flush setting, and a variation- Pinpoint setting. Flush setting is an advanced setting procedure. Precise craftsmanship must be executed throughout the process to accomplish the desired look.

In this class you will practice the steps required to accomplish this clean, modern setting technique using 3mm CZ’s and silver. In addition to the basic Flush setting you will learn to use a graver to pull small points of metal over the stone creating the Pinpoint setting.

Methods for finishing the setting and dealing with problems will be discussed and practiced as needed.

Bonus technique- make your own point burnisher. I will demo how to make this valuable tool. If time allows you can make your own.

All tools and materials are included. Flush setting tools may be purchased at the workshop. Please bring Optivisors (magnifiers.) Snacks and beverages are permitted.

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