ON HOLD due to COVID - book a private carve-your-own-ring (or pendant!) workshop
$200.00 CAD - $800.00 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:
You can choose a date/time from the drop-down menu, or if you have a specific date in mind, send me a note before you book to confirm availability.
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 $40), 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 - 4 wax carvers - $200 / person
Larger groups, please get in touch for reduced rates. I can accommodate up to 8 participants at a time.
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 hello(at)julessontag(dot)com to request an invoice.
If there is more than one person in your group and you'd each like to pay for your own workshop, please have ONE group member register themselves using the date/time option you've agreed upon. Additional participants, select 'I'd like to choose a different date'. Email me to let me know who's in the group, and we're good to go!
Payment plans are always available by request, and more accessible sliding scale options will be released soon!! Creativity is a *right*, not a privilege, and I'm committed to spreading the wax love to all, including those disproportionately affected by systemic social, cultural and financial barriers.