Metal Engraving
From Wax to Wearable Art

In this course, you'll discover the perfect combination of creative and technical wax carving skills to help you unlock your true potential. You'll learn to combine these skills with decorative engraving and stone setting techniques to create a stunning pendant. Liam Powers will guide you through the entire process, ensuring that every layer of embellishment extends seamlessly from the center stone outward to create a refined wax carving that can be cast for a finished piece. This course is the ultimate opportunity to unleash your creativity and master the art of wax carving.

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Course Info

Liam Powers
2024 Date(s)
Metal Engraving
Jewelry & Stone Setting
Skill Level
Enrollment Type
Open, see prerequisites


  • Artwork layout, design principles, and design transfer
  • Creative and technical wax carving methods for both pendant creation and pattern making
  • Casting preparation for wax models
  • Cleanup after casting
  • Tool sharpening
  • Surface preparation for engraving and stone setting
  • Creating patterns with layers of engraving and stone setting techniques
  • Proper finishing and polishing of jewelry

Class Project(s)



Completion of a GRS Basic Course or instructor approval is required, as well as an understanding of proper tool sharpening and basic engraving techniques.

Other Skills Required:
Some wax carving experience would be preferred, but not necessary.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

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