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Aug 22 - Sept 19 2024: Intro to Lost Wax Casting : Carved + Cast Rings (afternoon)

Aug 22 - Sept 19 2024: Intro to Lost Wax Casting : Carved + Cast Rings (afternoon)

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*all classes meet at Katie's jewelry studio in Greenville, South Carolina

Thursdays 2:00 - 5:00 pm
August 22 - September 19

Level One Casting Class : Carved + Cast Rings 

In this course, beginner to intermediate students will learn the basics of wax carving by hand carving a ring from block wax. They will learn how to:

  • Measure and mark the wax with visible planning lines and precision cuts used in 3-dimensional planning and layout techniques for subtractive wax carving.
  • Carve, file, and polish the wax models
  • Measure/convert wax to metal weights and invest the wax model
  • Cast using the centrifugal method
  • Saw, file and polish the metal cast ring to perfection  

Wax is included in the class fee, however metal is not. Materials fee will be assessed during class, and is based on individual student' design/project requirements.  will have raw materials for purchase onsite.

*students will NOT be designing with/for stones in this introductory course.  Designing for stones is a more advanced topic covered in intermediate and advanced casting courses.
Prerequisite: No experience needed.
Students will be introduced to the basics of wax carving and once this level one casting course has been completed, students may graduate to our level two casting class.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Student Cancellation:
Due to the small class sizes and demand for each seat, if you are unable to attend a class for any reason, please notify Katie as soon as possible to allow another student to register for the class. 

Please note, we cannot offer refunds for student cancellations, but we can offer credit to be applied toward a future workshop based on the time frame in which you have notified us of your cancellation.

  • Please notify us at least 72 hours prior to the workshop date and time for full credit towards another workshop.
  • Less than 72 hours notice from class date and time, you will receive a 50% credit towards another workshop.
  • If cancelled within 24 hours of workshop or if you are a no-show to class, we cannot offer any refund or class credit.  

*While extenuating circumstances happen from time to time and will be overlooked -- Katie reserves the right to unenroll and/or prevent future enrollments from any student that exhibits repeated cancellations.  Students who habitually enroll and then cancel, particularly at the last minute, may not be allowed to enroll in future classes, as this creates scheduling problems for everyone and often results in total cancellation of a class.  

Low-Enrollment Cancellation:
Workshop cancellations are decided three days before the start date. In the rare event that Katie must cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment, currently enrolled students will have the option to have the entire class fee refunded or held as credit for future workshops.

Age limitation:
This class is appropriate for students aged 16+, however students aged 9-16 may be permitted if a parent is also taking the class.  


Katie uses 100% Recycled Silver and Gold and Ethically sourced gems and diamonds. To learn more, click here.

Shipping & Returns

Items under $500 ship USPS ground. Items over $500 ship FREE!
*(priority rate USPS domestic only)
Items over $1000 ship insured via UPS.

If you'd like your item quicker, faster shipping options are available for in-stock items, but these do not qualify for FREE domestic shipping.

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    Any in-stock items given as a gift are eligible for exchange within 15 days of delivery receipt. Items must be in original, unworn condition.

    Custom and 'build your own' engagement rings are final sale and not eligible for exchange.