book a private carve-your-own-ring (or pendant!) workshop
$225.00 CAD - $740.00 CAD
Looking for something new and different to explore? Join me for a fun, creative workshop where you will be fully guided through the process of making your very own one-of-a-kind adornment!
Beginning with a slice of jeweler’s wax, we will use simple hand tools to create a basic ring or pendant form. Then it gets fun! You can add texture, special details, or a nice smooth finish. Whatever your vision is, we'll make sure you leave with something beautiful and well-made that you'll be proud to wear. After the workshop, your wax model will be professionally cast in solid sterling silver (or gold if you're feeling fancy!), and lovingly hand-finished & polished.
NO prior experience is required. Please note that this is *not* a technical workshop for jewelers - we will not be delving into advanced carving techniques, production casting, mold making, etc.
Answers to many FAQs are available by clicking the 'WORKSHOP INFO' link at the top of the website (bottom if you're on mobile!) - and I highly recommend having a quick read before signing up!
Date & times available:
Please send me a note before you book to schedule a date & time! Weekend, weekday, daytime, evening - all good :)
Duration: each private workshop runs for 3 hours. Additional time can be booked for $20/hour.
Workshop location: Crescent Heights, Calgary - close to 16th Ave and 2nd St NW
Age: 13+ - just to be on the safe side - we will be working with very very sharp tools!!! If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The workshop fee includes all tools and materials required to make one ring in sterling silver (up to 5 mm wide - or create a wide band / signet ring for an additional $60), or a silver pendant + matching chain.
The cost of a private workshop depends on the size of your group:
Solo wax carver - $275 (you will have the entire 3 hour workshop all to yourself, yahoo! This is a fab idea if you just need some 'me time', you prefer a quieter setting to create a meaningful piece (such as a memorial piece, or to mark a significant personal event) or you'd like to have maximum personal guidance as you create!)
2 wax carvers - bring a friend! - $225 / person
3 - 6 wax carvers - $185 / person
*If there is more than one person in your group and you'd each like to pay for your own workshop, please email me to arrange.
Registration fee(s) can be paid by credit card / PayPal right here on the website, by e-transfer, or cash. E-transfer / cash folks, please email info(at)wearprocess(dot)com to request an invoice.
Payment plans are always available by request.