Jewelry Design - Wax Carving Classes and Custom Work.
Finestra Designs wax carvings by Jeannette Mullarkey.
In addition to making and selling my own jewelry, I also teach jewelry classes with an emphasis on wax carving and construction. I have taught in this medium for over 20 years!
I currently teach jewelry, wax carving workshops at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey in Summit NJ.
My classes are open to all experience levels. I teach personal projects classes which means that everyone in the class works on a project of their choice. I teach my students design concepts as well as the process of wax carving and construction.
In addition to wax carving I also cover fabricating in metal, soldering, polishing and stone setting.
For more info on classes please contact me here.
I start by creating a drawing of the design.
Once I am satisfied with the design I start carving the green jeweler's wax with files, carving knives and burs to create the model.
Wax is a wonderful material to use in the creation of fine jewelry. It can be given great detail and dimension. You are making a small scale sculpture when you work with this material!
When my carving of the wax model is finished, the model is then cast in metal, I polish the casting, set the stone(s) and the project is complete!
Finestra Designs - Fine Jewelry