Beginning Wax Ring Carving
with Cassidy Kento

In-Person  |  4 Weekly Class Sessions

Thursdays, June 2 - June 30, 2022

(No class on June 16)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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Class Description

Come learn the basics of how to carve a ring in wax! Enhance your jewelry knowledge with this age-old jewelry making technique and keep its history of jewelry making alive. 

You will learn about the tools, how to use each one, how to cut, saw, file, size, measure, and carve a wax ring from start to finish. You’ll start with a wax block and end with a smooth or geometric shaped ring of your choice in the end that is ready to cast in your desired metal! You may choose to add stones into your piece as well for a cast-in-place piece (diamond, ruby, sapphire, garnet, and synthetic versions of these gems).

Techniques covered: 

● Sawing wax 

● Sizing/measuring wax 

● Sizing wax 

● Creating edges/facets in wax 

● Texturing surfaces of wax 

● Filing/sanding of wax 

● Casting prep 

● Stone setting in wax 

● Stone prep for wax 

● …And much more! 

Cassidy Kento

Cassidy apprenticed in Atlanta, Georgia with Starr Miller and Troy Atterberry, two prominent southeastern custom jewelers. She studied at New Approach School for Jewelers, a state of the art jewelry school started by Blaine Lewis. 

Cassidy spent many years within fine jewelry sales, repair and fabrication for various commercial locations around Georgia. She now owns and runs Cassidy Jewelry and Cassidy Jewelry Artisian Collective employing and supporting other female artists from around the world. 

She has a diverse academic background in communications, linguistics, and second-language acquisition earning a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University. 

In effort to keep old jewelry traditions alive, Cassidy creates each original jewelry design by hand using wax carving techniques. Wax carving dates back as far as the fourth millennium BC. Cassidy aims to preserve these historic techniques imbuing an other worldly soul within each piece that is thoroughly hand made.